The word "gamer" should be put out of existence. It's degrading, and I enjoy video games, play them seriously sometimes, and program them as well. People connected to the word "gamer" use it as a false title to make themselves important. Real "gamers" hate the title of gamer. And I know a lot of them.
Really? I think that’s a bit of an unusual stance to be taking, to be honest. I enjoy playing video games, and I have done since I was really little. So for simplicity’s sake, I’m happy to be called a gamer. Personally, I don’t find anything wrong with the word ‘gamer’. It implies ‘someone who plays games’. Just like ‘builder’ implies ‘someone who builds’ or ‘writer’ implies ‘someone who writes’. So if you take the title of ‘gamer’ away from us, then what will we be called?