Gaming has been my life-long passion, in most of its shapes and forms.
As someone growing up with early computers, those computer games of course have accompanied me most of my life, and I both play and create them. While I've had my occasional binge sessions, I don't really consider myself a gamer much, though the point may be debatable.
I've also been playing tabletop roleplaying games for decades. Storytelling is one of the oldest human past-times, and a vital aspect of culture. Roleplaying games allow us to experience life as it could be, try out decisions or personalities unlike our own, and engage in deep creative thinking.