What Makes A Person A Gamer? – The Role of Passion and Dedication


Gaming is the go-to option for entertainment, fun, and awesome moments. Millions of people start their consoles and PCs daily, but some people cant play games on a daily schedule. Lucky as I am, I have enough free time to play games for about 5-7 hours per day. But, is there an entry threshold, and what makes a person a gamer?

To become a gamer, no special skills are required or have to be met. Most people refer to a gamer as a person who spends the vast majority of his time playing games and enjoying his time while playing them.

There is no clear definition of what makes a person a gamer or ways on how to become a gamer. Most people have their own clear definition of a gamer, but there are points where people agree with.

To count as a gamer, a person has to play games on a regular basis. If a person can only play PC/Console games only a few times per week/month, most people would not recognize him as a gamer.

What makes a person a gamer is also not defined by the number of games that he/she plays. Many gamers only play one game all the time or focus on a few game franchises, such as Grand Theft Auto, Tekken, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Smash Bros, Rocket League, and so on.

To me, if you play them on a regular basis, or at least wish you were able to, you’re probably a gamer. Especially if you’re paying attention to everything, like being subscribed to many gaming subreddits. It all depends on how much you play, how much you used to play, or how much you enjoy doing so. And, at the very least, if you identify as one, it’s probably true!

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Passion is also a big factor of being a gamer. People who start their consoles or PC to cut some time of the day, without real passion, fun, and entertainment, can hardly be called gamers. It’s just playing a game.

When a gamer starts a game, there are emotions, like happiness, rage, surprise, fear, and more. At least thats what I’m feeling when I play games with my friends.

Depends on your definition. In general: If you play games, you’re a gamer.But a lot of people do take the term a bit more seriously, I guess? Like there’s a difference between people who watch movies and people who are movie buffs.

I think some people like to use the word gamer just like that. As someone who doesn’t just occasionally play a game but who spends quite a bit of time on them and gets a bit deeper into the whole thing.And in that case you’re a gamer if… you decide you’re a gamer. There’s no threshold anyone has to overcome to be a gamer, other than the internal one of deciding for oneself that one is a gamer…

In any case, games are great, gate keeping is shit.

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What skills do you need to be a gamer?

Gamers Playing Smash Bros

To become a gamer, no skills are required that have to be learned first. For the vast majority of gamers, the skills of a player are not an essential factor to call himself a gamer. Most gamers are casual gamers, which play games only for entertainment, fun, and great moments.

The only “skill” which is required to be a gamer is to have fun playing a game.

On the other hand, there is the pro-gaming scene, which is slightly different from the casual gaming scene. Usually, pro players take a game much more seriously and spend more time learning all tricks and mechanics. To become a pro gamer, a player needs fast reaction times, accurate aim, and excellent eye coordination.

According to Businessinsider.com, professional gamers practice for a minimum of 50 hours per week.

What does it mean to be a gamer?

Being a gamer in today’s world is still unbelievable for many people. Questions like, “Why does he waste his time playing games,” or “How can he play a game for such long,” are pretty common, and most people who ask these types of questions didn’t play a game at all.

But being a gamer means more than just sitting (or lying) in front of a big monitor and playing games. For me, being a gamer means I have fun playing games for hours and hours, experiencing new things and mechanics I’ve never seen before. In games, I can do all sorts of stuff I probably can’t do in the real world; thus, playing games makes even more fun.

Another fact is that gamers can also play with their friends and other people together, no matter how late it is or where they currently are. This opportunity created a massive community with millions of members.

Are gamers introverts?

Sad gamer girl

There is a common rumor that gamers are introverts and rather play games than going outside to do something like meeting friends. Well, that rumor is not true, as many gamers are more active and more outgoing than other people.

Gamers don’t only play games alone, as most play online games with other people worldwide and chat with them. Sometimes, they also join a voice chat together or meet in real-life to do something.

A few years ago, while I played Battlefield Hardline with one of my best friends, we joined a voice chat with another random player to unlock the 300 Knockout. It was quite funny and a unique experience to talk to a person who sits on the other side of the globe.

However, there are also gamers who tend to be introverted, and I am one of these people. I’m a shy guy who likes to stay in the background and hear what other people talk about. Some of my friends even say that they would not notice me if I wouldn’t say something from time to time. No joke.


As we navigate the pixelated landscapes and the high-definition worlds of our favorite games, we come to realize that being a gamer is not defined by the hours spent in front of the screen or the number of games in our library. It’s about the passion that ignites within us when we embark on a new adventure, the thrill of competition, the joy of exploration, and the camaraderie we find in our fellow players.

Being a gamer is a badge we wear with pride, a testament to our love for this immersive form of entertainment. It’s a world where we can be heroes, villains, explorers, and strategists. A world where we can challenge ourselves, build friendships, and even explore aspects of our own identity.

Contrary to the stereotype, gamers are not confined to the shadows of introversion. We are a diverse community, connected by our shared love for gaming. We engage, communicate, and collaborate with fellow gamers from all corners of the globe, creating friendships that transcend the digital realm.

In the end, the definition of a gamer is as diverse as the games we play. It’s not about meeting a certain threshold or fitting into a specific mold. It’s about the joy we derive from gaming, the experiences we share, and the community we build. Whether you’re a casual player or a dedicated pro, if you find joy in gaming, you are a gamer. And in this vast, vibrant world of gaming, there’s always room for one more player. So, pick up that controller, load up that game, and let’s continue this incredible journey together. After all, the next level awaits.