The Gamer In You is on a mission to reveal the true meaning of the word gamer by asking: who are the people playing games? The answer is: all of us play games. Between card games, video games, board games, mobile games and edutainment games, all of us can call ourselves gamers. And The Gamer In You has proof! To learn more visit: TheGamerInYou.com
Why discover the gamer in you?
All humans need time to unwind, because when we relax, our minds have the chance to process our daily stress and to rejuvenate. Games give people the means to enhance their lives. Games build confidence—especially video games. In video games, the player is the hero. The storylines in video games empower gamers to believe in themselves by giving direct feedback, i.e., “We couldn’t have won without you,” and, “Thank you so much; you saved us!” How often in the real world do we get that kind of direct feedback or compliments? Not often. We face peer pressure in school. We starve for feedback in the workplace. At home, stress feeds negativity. And TV teaches us that we’re not good enough and we’ll lose. Games teach us that we’re epic and we’ll win. Through games we learn the habits of heroes—our batteries get jumpstarted.
About the Host
Founder Genese Davis did not venture into the world of gaming until her adult life. She is proof that you do not have to grow up around video games to find the gamer within. Working alongside industry professionals, she gained a deep understanding of video games and their artists, lore, culture, and development, and discovered a passion for in-game community. Davis is a leading advocate for changing the term gamer to represent all people who like any kind of game, and for the word to be a universally positive term for everyone. She founded The Gamer In You to reveal the true meaning of the word: a gamer is a person who enjoys any type of game at any level. Davis believes no one should ever be ribbed for playing video games and that gaming can encourage ingenuity and healthy social connections.
To learn more visit: THEGAMERINYOU.COM
What’s been your experience with games? What kind of gamer are you?