I'm a musicer and, when drunk, a bit of an arter as well
Are you a singER, or a guitar playER, or a drumER, or perhaps a paintER?
I don't understand people who assign some creepy alternate meaning to the word gamer. It's simply the English language.
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The term "gamer" didn't bother me years ago, but now it does seem a little degrading. It's like OH you're a gamer. Like it's a disease. I don't call people readers or movie watcher. Gaming is such a big part of culture but people still act like it's a scandalous fetish.
Either that's something that you're reading into the conversation, or you need to find better friends, or you need to stop talking about video games with people who who don't care about them.