Vince from Awesome Games writes: 'We all know that fictional television shows about gamers generally suck, often resorting to outdated mainstream perceptions and terrible cliches. I could only ever get through a couple of episodes of The Guild or Video Game High School before the exaggerated characters and pseudo-parody became too much to stomach. But in recent years there’s been a new type of fake gamer appearing on some of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows on TV. In these fictional stories they might spend their work days cooking crystal meth or performing political assassinations of the highest order, but at night they unwind from their daily responsibilities in the same way as you or me – by playing video games. Please note their designation of “fake gamer” stands even though the actors might play video games in real life.'