Whether they're professional, casual or a little in between, gamers are the bread and butter of the industry.
While most players freely dedicate an hour or two each day towards playing a few rounds of FIFA with a friend, or smash that level on Call of Duty that's been giving them grief for a day or two, there is the exception of "hardcore" gamers that have gone above and beyond.
I'll admit that I am one of these people.
It's not enough to play a game in your own time. You have to immerse yourself in the culture and give parts of yourself over to gaming - to the point where it borders on worrisome.
There's no judgement in this article - we're all guilty of doing something absurd in the name of playing a game. The fact that I'm about to acknowledge how daft some of these efforts were, prove that we've moved on and hopefully - never fall back into that way of like.
And while you might read this and declare that you haven't sunk so low yet - let's take a look at these ten actions and we'll see otherwise.