6 Things Only Gamers Would Understand

1. One More Level

Gamers will understand that when you’re in the middle of playing a video game, the world around them does not exist. When a mother walks into the room and asks them to mow the lawn, the player will mostly respond with any of the following phrases:

One more level

Okay, but let me save my game

I’m in the middle of a match

I can’t pause the game right now

I’ll do it later

Ask a gamer if they have ever uttered these phrases to a parent while exploring the world of a video game.

2. Having No Money

Gaming is an expensive hobby, and anyone who plays video games quite often will know that being a gamer will leave you with little money to spend elsewhere, especially during the holidays when most Triple-A titles are released. Gamers will constantly look for sales or sell old video games they’ve beaten or hated for extra money to buy new ones.

3. Trade-In Value

Speaking of selling old video games, gamers will understand that Gamestop is the worst place to sell video games. Gamestop is notorious for taking in video games at extremely low prices and reselling the game at double the value it was bought for. It is definitely a good option if the gamer wants to just get rid of the game or if they’re okay with getting almost less than half of the original price for the game.

4. Local Competition

Almost all gamers have invited a friend over just to take out two controllers and play a video game together. Sometimes the gamers will choose to work together in a Cooperation mode, and sometimes the competition can get fierce in a death match mode. Getting defeated multiple times within seconds of each other by a friend can be almost deadly. In fact, many people have been killed by someone in these friendly death matches.

5. Overnight Binge Gaming

Gamers who attend school, or work a majority of the day will understand that sometimes, the only time to play video games is overnight. A cup of coffee or an energy drink, some snacks and a controller, and a gamer can stay up until sunrise playing through a video game continuously. It may not be healthy but it is certainly sometimes the only option to enjoy the wonderful hobby.

6. Frustration

Every gamer has experienced frustration while playing a video game. Whether from losing an online battle with an 11-year old, or having to repeat the same level over and over again, it is safe to say every gamer has had to set the controller down (or throw it) and walk away at least once.

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