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Published on Feb 20, 2014

The term "Gamer" is widely used, but there doesn't seem to be a real consensus of what it means. Is it just players of computer or role-playing games? What about mobile gaming like Clash of Clans and Candy Crush - does that make you a gamer? The word "gamer" can be helpful - allowing individuals self-identify as part of a social group. But people can get pretty nasty over this issue of who is and who isn't a gamer, and the debate over the term pushes the community in an exclusionary direction. So what exactly is a "GAMER?" Is it Hardcore players, casual players, mobile or console players, just people who like "Games" in general? Watch the episode to find out!


Aisha Tyler
https://www.facebook.com/notes/aisha-...

Aisha Tyler e3 ubi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ngtpx...

esa stats on gamers
http://www.theesa.com/facts/pdfs/esa_...

Social Identity, Self Concept wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_i...

Confirmation Bias
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirma...

Raph Koster quote source
http://www.theoryoffun.com/

Music:
"Passionate Video Game Hero" by Leokuon
https://soundcloud.com/leokuon/03-pas...
"3170 Lakes" by Chooga
http://music.tunguskagrooves.com/trac...
"Let's go back to the rock" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/12313...
"Dreams Part 1- Fame" by StatueOfDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/91993...
"Run" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/12586...
"Freedom Weekends" by StatueofDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/91994...
"Final Days" by StatueofDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/47546...
"KDR Assault" by Binarpilot
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/76140...
"Dangerous Groups" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/56137...
"Explore" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/81864...


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