Article: If you love games, you’re not a gamer

Diğdem Sezen found another interesting article by Simon Parkin on the ‘gamer identity’. He writes: “Gamers [is] a term that further segregates ‘players’, while adding unwelcome ghost notes that call to mind the gambling industry. […] The stereotype is powerful and, while it presents non-gamers with an image of the typical player, also informs gamers. [..] The BBC estimates that 100% of British teenagers play video games in some form or other, but for now, gamers are dishonestly classed as a standardized tribe. Who gains from maintaining the pervading stereotype?”

Read the full article at http://www.newstatesman.com/if-you-love-games-you-are-not-a-gamer