Video Game Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old video game quotes, video game sayings, and video game proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Every gamer relies on hardware. Like power plants or electricity, it's the foundation that makes gaming possible. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins
Believe me: there's nothing worse thank knowing you lost a game because your equipment failed you. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins
Every choice is an opportunity to be the best player you can be. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins
A game is a playful, interactive goal- and rule-based with an established set of mechanics and an integrated feedback metric, in which players work toward solving problems and completing challenges. Carly Finseth
Virtual worlds are the product of game objects but are also shaped by the gamers themselves. Routelge
One of the most significant problem in discussing Gamergate, and the things it grew out of - such as internet and gaming culture - is that there are a lot of people that simply don't understand it. Any of it. James Desborough
A Gamer is an engaged, active, interested and knowledgeable member of the gaming community for whom gaming is a primary hobby. James Desborough
The difference between 'Gamer' and 'someone who plays games' is the same. James Desborough
Gamers are a core, reliable audience but also a critical one. One that knows the ins and outs of games. James Desborough
Without Gamers, the games industry in all its success and glory today could not exist. James Desborough
Play is inherent to who we are as humans. Through play we have entertained, expressed, taught, socialized, and competed since before recorded history. Meagan Marie
Video games can no longer be thought of as little more than meaningless distractions designed to fill the playtime of children. Richard Abanes
As one gamer eloquently expressed it, video games 'are a great escape from a bland reality, a way to stimulate your mind and relax your soul in colorful, distant worlds that the talented minds of the creators have conceived.' Richard Abanes
Video games are responsible for damaging effects on sociality, creativity, productivity, and literacy. James Newman
What seems to differentiate the gamer is the absence of friends and alternative leisure opportunities; heavy gamers resort to solitary media for distraction and entertainment. James Newman
Video game players will know well that to fully understand video gaming, one needs to appreciate not only what the game is as a formal structure or mechanism but also what happens to it, what can be made with it, in the playing--how it is made real, transformed, used and abused. James Newman
Video gaming exists within, just as it creates, cultures and contexts of talk and discussion that take place outside of play. James Newman
Video games are therefore understood as an expression of life and culture in the late modernity. Daniel Muriel
The culture of gaming is characterized by a shared sense of identity among the majority of industry participants. Library of Congress Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Feminism is a messy topic for video games. Video games were long seen as a kind of 'boy's club' wherein men and boys defined the industry. Nina Huntemann
Video games are becoming humanity's culturally and economically dominant at form for the economically advanced societies on the planet. S. Gregory Boyd
Playing games is not the same as making games. There is something relatively technical and mysterious about how games are made that has led to a misunderstanding on this point. S. Gregory Boyd
The video game is created and manufactured in some society and often reflects, in subtle and sometimes not easily recognize ways, the beliefs and value systems of the society in which it is made. Arthur Asa Berger
It is games that give us something to do when there is nothing to do. We thus call games 'pastimes' and regard them as trifling fillers of the interstices of our lives. But they are much more important than that. They are clues to the future. And their serious cultivation now is perhaps our only salvation. Bernard Suits
Gamers have had enough of reality. Reality, compare to games, is broken. Jane Mcgonigal
These gamers aren't rejecting reality entirely. They have jobs, goals, schoolwork, families, commitments, and real lives that they care about. But as they devote more and more of their free time to game worlds, the real world increasingly feels like it's missing something. Jane Mcgonigal
While gamers may experience pleasures occasionally in their lives, they experience them almost constantly when they're playing their favorite games. Jane Mcgonigal
The truth is this: in today's society, computer and video games are fulfilling genuine human needs that the real world is currently unable to satisfy. Jane Mcgonigal
Video games are providing rewards that reality is not. They are teaching and inspiring and engaging us in ways that reality is not. They bring us together in ways that reality is not. Jane Mcgonigal
Video games are creative medium, and they offer us unparalleled opportunities for exploring what it means to be human. Pete Etchells