Like a lot of gamers out there, I take a lot of pride in my skill at video games—perhaps too much.
At this point in my life, I’ve been playing video games for close to two-and-a-half decades. Somewhere in my late teens, I decided that I had to master the games I played, not just play them. Then that idea transformed into not only mastering them but also doing so on at least the “hard” difficulty. The advent of achievements and trophies took this drive to a whole other level. My “gamer pride” would allow nothing less.