“I play games. I might even go so far as to call myself a gamer. I like PC games. Console games too, though DLC makes me sad. So much DLC...Though I guess I don't help the situation when I buy hats in Team Fortress 2 and costumes in Street Fighter 4. Being a gamer is tough sometimes.
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.