What defines a "gamer" these days is a tricky question.

Games have become universally celebrated in society—and with the easier access to games on mobile, iPad, and Facebook—the term "gamer" can be applied to virtually anyone. So the question becomes who are the "true gamers," the hardcore that live and breath the industry news.

Those who have stared at their screens for countless hours, and have the impression of the controller buttons on their fingertips, are the only ones that know.

Years of gaming have provided a very specific skill set. Gamers have been conditioned to expect and anticipate certain triggers in a game. Here's what we're talking about.