I'm a hardcore gamer and I'm far from these stereotypes. I'm currently working a part-time job and enrolled in University to major in Software Engineering. I used to box in the amateurs when I was 8 years old up to my high school years (now I don't since I'm busy with work and college). And no, I don't live in my mother's basement. I live in an apartment with a roommate nearby my University.
- I'm a guy who's a gamer I have a girlfriend and a life.
- I'm a guy who's not a gamer but respects gamers' life choices and not generalize all of them.
- I'm a guy who's just here to see the results.
Most Helpful Girl
Yes they are to me.
I like the occasional PC game... but I never play on it for more than 2 hours a day - if that...
From what I know of gamers - from personal experience - all I knew had jobs and lived with roommates... and all they did after getting home was shower and play games... until they had to sleep.
I don't see how you can maintain a relationship this way.
None of those ever had girlfriends for more than a few months I might add. Every single one got tired of it.
This is not to say some people enjoy this quality in others - I've just never met a single person (guy or girl) who is happy with their SO spending more time with their video games than with their bf/gf.
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Most Helpful Guy
Hahaha, this question reminds me of my cousin. He's a professional European League of Legends player (I won't say his name but anyone who has their ear on the tournament scene will know who he is), he was actually given an ultimatum by his then girlfriend at the time. Either cut down on the League practice, or break up. He chose to break up. Now he's making six figures a year.
Personally, the way I see it, if you truly love something, fuck what anyone says. Come end of the day, your life is yours to live and you owe it to yourself to be happy, never let anyone shape your life for you. I used to be a hardcore gamer myself (still am by casual standards) until life got in the way (mortgage, work, school, gym, etc), I had to cut down on gaming time because I made a life choice. I still love gaming, and always will. To be honest, if I were given an ultimatum by a girl to stop gaming or breakup, I would gladly show her the door. Double so had I decided to ever go professional or incorporate game streaming as my job.
I'm not saying everyone will make lots of money gaming or become professional, but if I had to choose between doing what I truly love, or being in a relationship, I'll choose doing what I truly love every single time. Thankfully, at the moment, I have enough time in my life to squeeze in both.