Published on February 19th, 2014 | by geeky


Everyone’s a Gamer Now?

I read this article in the Huffington Post today, and it was interesting and entertaining. Gaming has become ubiquitous these days, with games such as Farmville, Angry Birds, and other Facebook and mobile apps free to play and easy to learn.

My grandma spends more time each week playing Words With Friends than I spend using words or having actual friends. Despite the fact that she clearly spends hours each week playing (and enjoying) video games, she would never identify herself as a Gamer, and she’s far from the only person who feels that way.

It’s a pretty singular phenomenon; could you imagine someone telling you that they read a dozen books a month, but don’t really consider themselves a reader? Or that they really enjoy listening to harmonies and melodies, but aren’t really into music?

Associate Editor, The Huffington Post Canada

Does the “gamer” label apply to every person who plays games? Do dedicated PC and console gamers consider casual players part of the group? Do casual players think of themselves as gamers? I don’t know. What do you think?

Read the rest of the article here: It’s All Geek To Me: We’re All Gamers Now (And That’s Okay)

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Heather is a lifelong nerd who is passionate about geek culture. Current obsessions include Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Follow her on Twitter @geeky247 or Facebook Geeky 247.

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