My roommate and I both bought games today. I got Crypt of the NecroDancer, he got HuniePop.
I'm surprised by this, as he usually is into instant-gratification lootwhore games like Diablo and such. I ask him why he bought it. He says "some guy on Youtube played it".
I then to tell him that I, too, have bought a game and it's the one he knows I've been on the fence about. Now I know what HuniePop is all about and don't really care. Play whatever you want and have fun, right?
But here's the kicker; he glances at my screen for less than a second and proceeds to tear this game a new one based off of the fraction of a second he's seen of it. I try to explain to him what it's about but in his massive willful ignorance he spouts tripe like "it looks like shit" and laughs. I went to my room, mind-boggled by how stupid he can be sometimes and thought to myself what defines a gamer, because he sure as hell ain't a real gamer.
So guys, what defines a gamer to you? Is it simple someone who plays games, or something more?