It isn’t as simple as deciding whether you’re a casual or a hardcore gamer anymore. It’s like deciding that the world is just black and white, when in truth it’s actually filled with morally grey people. That’s the same as gamers. There isn’t just a hardcore gamer and a casual one anymore. There are other types of gamers that you might belong to now.
The Ultimate Gamer
To put it simply, this is what you may call the “hardcore gamer”. This person would be someone who would love nothing more than to play his or her games and spend all of their money on said games. Maybe we could say that this person is slightly obsessed with gaming but I supposed that’s taking things a little bit far.
The All-Around Enthusiast
This is what you would call a healthy gamer. They know how to balance their time and money on games as well as their life. They love games really passionately but don’t let them take over their lives.
The Cloud Gamer
This is more common. These are the types of gamers who play games on streaming services and will only really spend money on hardware, if they think it was necessary.
The Conventional Player
This is like the ultimate gamer. The only difference is that they don’t bother watching other people play and would much prefer to play games themselves.
The Hardware Enthusiast
This is the one that has every single console and updates at home. They spend way too much money on the hardware and probably own an extreme RGB emitting gaming rig where they in their room. These people either spend their hard-earned money on hardware or are spoiled enough to always ask their parents for them all the time.
The Popcorn Gamer
These types of people have sort of been growing by the day ever since Let’s Plays have been becoming famous a couple of years ago. These are the people who would rather watch other people play games than play the game themselves. These are the total opposites of the Conventional Player.
The Backseat Viewer
This USED to be a proper gamer. But because of age and their responsibilities, they don’t play anymore. They would often just watch and teach their children how to play games. They sometimes even watch esports on their spare time.
The Time Filler
This is the most common type of gamer. These are the kinds of people who only just play when they don’t have anything else on their plate. If they’re bored, they play their games. You wouldn’t often see them right in front of a PC either, since they prefer other platforms. They especially just prefer to play on their mobile devices most of the time, seeing as phones are portable and can easily be pulled out of their pockets when convenient.