But they're not gamers.
Your definition was almost accurate. Gamers are those that play games. There's no "genuinely" about it.
so for me a real gamer is someone that enjoys video games of the entire spectrum. i dont mean play every type of game but has a legitament joy for them and doesn't just limit themselves to say only rock band or angry birds or something. the people that actually keep the industry alive as consumers. i realize this may not make sense entirely but it does to me. i would agree that guy chasing 1 million gamer points is NOT a real gamer and neither are the people that boost constantly and thats all they do as they have no enjoyment nor is it really possible to find enjoyment by boosting 98% of the time...yes some will say someone might enjoy it but thats really not possible. some things just are not enjoyable and represent have a deadness of soul really or emptiness inside.
I'm pretty sure that the dude who has racked up nearly a million gamerscore has bought a LOT of games. So he's obviously helping keep the industry alive.
ON TOPIC: I wish I could join in on the Spelunky love, but I've strangely never been that into platformers. Occasionally I can get into one, but as my backlog has grown I've been less and less likely to give them a try.
That said, I'm still crossing my fingers that somebody just messed up and Dragonborn will be on sale. Though, I've already decided I'm not paying full price for any Skyrim DLC, so I'll wait it out if need be.
Edited by akathatoneguy, 14 February 2013 - 04:37 AM.