Homeless Gamers


It must be very frustrating to be a homeless gamer.  Not because there is not a home to go to at the end of the day, but because it would be very hard to have a gaming console or PC set up in a cardboard box with some type of power supplying your gaming machine of choice.  I mean, I doubt that Game Stop would appreciate you hanging out in the back of their store next to their big green trash can trying to run an extension cord into a backroom of their store to get some juice to get your game on.  Not a likely scene.

Show me a homeless gamer and I’ll show you a mad man.  I guess putting gaming into perspective means that games and any other form of entertainment come secondary to the basic needs of life: food, shelter, family, a means of survival.  So, what is the point of all this rambling?

In the past 2 months I have moved two times.  First, to a new state, then back again to the same home I was living in before I moved.  Anyone who has moved recently can relate.  While moving it is quite impossible to have an Internet connection waiting for you at your new place.  And even if you call the cable/internet company on the first day in your new place, it can take up to a week to get on the Internetz.

But this type of experience does put a few things in perspective.

I have not been homeless and do not mean to mislead you with the title of my article.  I am only pointing out that over the past 2 months or so and after moving across ½ of the great US of A and back again, I have been slightly off the grid, but it has also helped me to realize how much we rely on the Internet for info, finding a job, a restaurant or even just staying in touch with people in our lives.  Let me put it this way.

  • Life-Relationships
  • Games-Entertainment

Let’s not get these things confused or we might end up with all the games in the world and no one around to pester us to stop gaming.  Here’s to balance in life.  And epic games as well.


Airborne Gamer
Airborne Gamer
Gaming is my medicine and writing is my drug. Is it making sense now? "WELCOME TO WARP ZONE!"
2 comments
horizon011
horizon011

i was homeless along time and i can say this is correct u dont know what u got until its gone.. and i consider my self a pro gamer < the ability to do anything digital is near to none on the streets... but thankfully there are places the homeless do go for a fix < it could be at a libary , a promo stand at a game store or even a friend who has a console or something < your look on life does change when your on the streets so these things dont become anywhere near a priority tho and the thoughts rarely cross your mind

TheXboxNerdHero
TheXboxNerdHero

I have always run my consoles out of cardboard boxes. I use a potato to power it and I made a modem out of an onion, tin foil, fruit punch Gatorade, and a metal clothesline. The only downside is that sometimes, the local hoodlums come by and steal my potato.