Much like any other hobby that has ever existed, there are various levels of pride and appreciation in the world of video games. And in similar fashion there are a distinguished few who show their passion and commitment to their favorite hobby much more than anyone else. These are the people who go beyond the basic boundaries of enjoying the experience offered by their favorite video games and instead turn it into something more. These are the select few who are dubbed the Hardcore Gamer. Yet does this solely mean that they have acquired possessions or accomplished tasks to justify such a title, or rather adhere to the demands of others around them? Or is being a hardcore gamer something more misunderstood and over-sensationalized than what the reality of it is? While the masses may have a barrage of opinions on the matter, the wise and open-minded will truly understand what it means to be truly hardcore in the world of video games.