The Gamer’s Declaration


Did we choose gaming or did gaming choose us?

For one reason or another we all have taken our rightful place in the brotherhood and or sisterhood of elites. We all picked up the gamepad and promised not put it down until our mission was complete.

Your mission depended on the game that you were playing and the role that you were assigned. If you were playing a shooting game, you were assigned to kill the opposing team, or simply to cooperate with your team members to make sure a specific task was handled.  If you were playing an adventure game, you were tasked with making it through to the end of the level to make the story progress. Finally, as a combatant in a fighting game you promised to do your best by finishing your rival.

We are all connected to one another with a membership that is free and guarantees you will make a friend or two along the way. Stuck on a level? Ask a fellow gamer. Want to know how a game is before you take the leap in purchasing it? Ask a fellow gamer.

There’s something about getting immersed in an interactive story that’s rewarding. Escaping reality for whatever reason will do you good.  Some have even taken their declaration even further by pledging that they are gamer’s for life.

This means they are down for the cause and in it to win it.  One benefit of being a part of this is that you can make friendships that could last a lifetime.

Sure I exaggerated a bit here but you get my point. It’s all in fun.

What are your thoughts on gaming?

Do you feel that it’s not that serious?

Have you became friends with the people you play online with in real life?    Did you take the gamer’s declaration?


Author: englishgameruninhibited

I am a English Fanatic with a love for video games. so I thought why not combine the two. I post every so often to give my ideas time to gel. I have been gaming since the 90's. I love writing and reaching people.

3 thoughts on “The Gamer’s Declaration”

  1. I would say that I chose games. I do enjoy a good story in my games and some times I like to mindlessly lose myself in Dynasty Warriors, but all gaming is to me is fun.

    I’m not going to say that gaming saved my life or something dramatic like that because it’s just a hobby to me. Interacting with people and watching my kids grow is what makes my life worth it.

    That being said I have had some really awesome experiences gaming, but I’ve had many more just hanging out with my friends.

  2. Sometimes, it is the greatest source of friendship. Given, there is a lot more to friendship than a common hobby, but on the surface common interests are point of introduction, and allow the ease of open dialogue between two people.

    The interesting part is how dialogue can evolve in gaming especially on a competitive or cooperative standpoint. Suddenly, you are both communicating with each other as a means of being effective, whether by covering someone’s flank, or taunting them after stealing the kill cam away from them in the last couple of seconds in the match.

    Together, you, and many others can tell a story, and while the risks are far from physical, the connection and the comradery can manifest. I don’t know what it is, but it is just exciting knowing that a mission was executed well with friends, and even if you fail, you can laugh it off and try it again.

    Then there are the choices in single player games. While I do enjoy reading, the only decision I have is to turn the page. However, with great single player games, you can tell your friends your own story, and they can tell you theirs. It is a way to reveal personality, and has the potential to establish a deeper connection.

    I cannot say that I ever made a permanent friend from the online world. I always started local, and brought them into my world. One of my best friends wasn’t always a big game player like I have always been. We simply had great conversations, knew that we had each others’ backs, and had fantastic imaginations, so we always had great stuff to talk about. However, it wasn’t until Halo 1 and its co-op, did we enjoy that particular connection of facing the virtual adversity together. We were never able to get a Doom co-op going, despite that being the source of some of our discussions for years, but the Halo experience got my friend into the console world for years.

    Games are great hobbies, but they really can be a lot more with friends. Sounds dramatic, but I really wouldn’t trade it for just about anything in terms of the human experience.

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