What's the cure? Wean yourself gradually off terminating by playing shooters with a tactical bent like Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter or the Brothers in Arms series.
The polar opposite of the Run N' Gunner. Instead of plunging headlong into danger they will marshal every weapon, resource and piece of information at their disposal to beatany given situation. If you've ever found yourself writing copious notes about armourand weapon types in an RPG or fiddling about incessantly with mech parts in anArmored Core game then consider yourself a Philosopher. We even know someone whoused to videotape themselves playing Rebel Star on the Spectrum so they could learnfrom their errors. Don't mention Medieval Total War to a Philosopher or you may diefrom boredom.
What's the cure? Blissfully random and bonkers games like Mario Party or Super Monkey Ball is the only way to change a Philosopher.
Cautious to the point of cowardly, this player will hide in any nook or cranny of a level just to get a vital kill and stay out of the fray. They're completely uninterested in jumping into the thick of the action and, curiously, gets an adrenaline hit from skulkingaround and then getting out the sleeping bag in a hidey-hole. If you enjoyed playinghide-and-seek as a kid but caused your parents no end of worry by climbing into theoven then you're a Coward. You can even camp in multiplayer games like MidtownMadness 3, by taking to the rooftops, and don't come out even when the game is over(just in case).
What's the cure? The prognosis is serious for this sad individual but remedial help is on hand in the form of social, community games like Animal Crossing. Get yourself out there!
The Gloater is someone who wants to conqueror every game and every opponent theycome across. In multiplayer games you don't just want to win but push the face (or atleast facial avatar) of your opponent into the dirt. The Gloater generally only likesplaying deathmatch games and disses opponents online by making farting sounds aftera kill. If strategy is required they will only enter into diplomacy so they can renege ondeals and rub salt into the wounds at a later stage. On the outside world Gloatersgenerally work in IT or middle-management jobs but in their heads they are forever'Doom-monger 666'.
What's the cure? Cooperative team-building games, such as The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords and Rock Band are your only hope. No one likes a Gloater.
If Ninja Gaiden Black felt like some kind of rite of passage to you then look no furtherthan this category. The Punisher will play games on insane difficulty settings on a self-centred mission to prove they have what it takes. The nature of repeating tiny sectionsof the game dozens of times, for hours on end, as they crawl from one checkpoint toanother doesn't put them off. It won't beat them, no matter what it takes. A completist who gets more pleasure from saying they've 'beat it on hard' than experiencing anythinginnovative or wildly ambitious. If you have finished every version of Halo on Legendarythen the chances are you're a Punisher, and you can't hide it.