chris-littlechild - August 18, 2016
Now, ‘gamer’ can mean a lot of things. For those of us who, y’know, don’t eff around, take words at face value and such, it just means dude-or-dudette-who-plays-video-games. That’s all well and good, but it’s a bit of a gray area. Does that make my grandma an official gamer because she attempted a couple throws in Wii Sports bowling, back in Christmas 2005?
Then the terms hardcore and pro gamer come into play. When you throw that shit into the mix too, it all gets even muddier. It’s possible to be a literal professional, making money from it, but not many of us do that. The way most of us use the phrase, it’s a dedication thing, an experience thing.
Personally, I only see one criteria that makes someone a true hardcore gamer: owning this badass Super Mario watch. Sure, I’m sitting writing this in Vans’ matching limited edition Donkey Kong shirt and shoes, but that has nothing to do with anything. Suffice it to say that if you’re a Kanye West-rivaling disposable income machine, you want to get in on this.
See that bad boy in the header? That costs 20,000 Ye Olde England pounds. That’s nearly $30,000 right there, or just shy of three million yen in its native Japan. Only 85 of these things are being made, by fancy-ass watchmaker Romaine Jerome (because this kind of money brings you a lot of fancy-assery), and they’re sold only at the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi store.
It’ll be the hottest item for big-pimpin’ rappers to wear this fall, just watch and see. Get your dollar dollar bills yo out ready, gents.
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