For years I've watched gamers game. Never really trying myself. As I often handle things, before judging anything, really spend some times with it, I did watch gamers. I would ask questions and started seeing this awesome variety of games. I loved the variety of music very much. I think that was, besides not wanting to prejudge, the thing that introduced me to the world of gaming.
Assassins Creed 3 was awesome music to do storywriting with. Other OST's followed soon. I've started talking to people about games, to watch people gaming, given the chance. And I discovered a wide variety of games. That it is not at all as simple as some people make it, it's not just those ego-shooter games. There are strategy games of all kinds. Role playing games that follow a story. Economy simulators. Games like Minecraft that let you build creatively…
Something else I've noticed and started admire about games is that they are active. Watching TV or movies for an example, it's generally very passive. But games let you participate, challenge you, make you think and want to achieve things. I've thought similar thoughts about writing stories vs. Reading them. But yeah, I've started admiring games and gamers for those reasons.
A few years ago I've seen a amv with FinalFantasyVII footage, and I liked the visual design, didn't look farther into it though. Recently I've read something about the main character Cloud Strife, that made me very curious about the character development throughout the game. So soon I will finally take the last step towards diving into the gaming world, I'll go try gaming it myself.
I have been a nongamer for 20 years. This will now change. Yesterday I bought my very first game. Couldn't have picked a worse time to start gaming, but hey, I'll do it anyway!
So hey world of gaming, I'm coming. If I find it fun to do. there are already some games on the list to continue!