“At one point I was a theatre major with a mohawk, then I was a video game journalist with bangs, now I'm a game designer with a completely unassuming hairdo. Somewhere in the middle of there I ended up with a Philosophy degree, four years of experience at a now defunct game company, and one beautiful year at GameSpot. Like some of the GS editors, I skipped my own graduation to attend E3 and unlike many other people, I beat the Hurricane Pack #2, which, aside from beating Double Dragon on a single quarter, is my greatest video game accomplishment ever. Now I work as a content developer on Warhammer Online, which is as fun as it sounds, and I spend most of my days at work, with a pint of Guinness in my hand, playing one of my (currently tallied at) 57 systems, or all of the above. Right now, I'm probably thinking about killing my next spawn camper, and as for you, well if you've made it this far, you probably like to read. So recommend a good book, and I'll be your friend for life.
Games are more important than paying for food or paying the bills. The serious collector has made a lifelong investment in the pursuit of having way more games than you do. Ignoring review scores, maintaining few friendships so as not to commit oneself to additional spending on birthdays or holidays, this individual is single-mindedly intent on owning lots and lots of games. A noble pursuit, indeed.