Another subset, or subculture of Beta I've seen are what I call (in my head) the "FPS gamers":
This is another very Ti+Se subculture. These guys are usually also athletic, or if they're not... their athleticism is channeled into gaming directly.
Their setups matter to them, due to that ergonomic concern, as well as the desire for amplification (Se), thus neons, reds, sharp black corners, sleekness. The games they usually play are also very tactile and precision (Ti) oriented, such as FPS, FIFA, EA Sports, racing games, etc. This is common in younger Ti+Se types, and as they mature they grow into tech experts ...as they advance their game to be ever more precise via custom rigs/etc, and the experience more "sweet" and perfect.
As always, all types enjoy video games of all types. But from what I've seen, there's a social "bubble" of Beta gamers that looks very much like the above. For these types, the game isn't just about the game, but about the whole experience, and the Fe+Se spirit is often also channeled into it -- leading to a spirit of rivalry and desire for social standing through technical talent.
Yeah, I've definitely made this connection before. There's sort of a similar thing for Ti + Ne with games like Minecraft, Runescape, etc. Lots of younger Ti-Alphas get into it. Maybe trading out SeFe's direct competition for a community based around information exchange and the more indirect competition of I-spent-more-time-building-and-gathering-than-you?
I'm not...into...gaming. Especially action-gaming. But I love Minecraft, Tomb Raider (the old ones), and some others that have very good storyline and are meaningful to me. Mystery/puzzle, simulation, creativity, adventure is my type of gaming.
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2016 16:49:07 GMT -5 by AtomNous
It's been a while, but I'm reading this while quivering with excitement. I very much relate to the themes presented here! From the edgy rock music, on down to the need for (not necessarily the best but...) a relatively high quality gaming experience.