Friday, December 7, 2012
What makes a gamer?
As a non-gamer, I was pondering the question of what makes a "gamer?" I guess it's not really a ground breaking question, but what distinguishes a person who plays games from a "gamer?" Is a gamer simply someone who plays video games, or is it something more meaningful than that? Is it an identity that video game players seek to have, or merely a meaningless word that non-gamers use to describe people who play video games? Do people label themselves as "gamers?" At what point does one go from being a mere person who plays games to a full on "gamer?" Is it an identity that is appreciated in video game culture? These questions are up for discussion. Thoughts?