“Say 'Ya to 'Da UP, Eh!? My Gamertag got started back around 1992 when I started playing Command and Conquer, online, ranked matches. I had just seen the movie Unforgiven and thought the William Munny character would work well for a gamertag. I've kept it ever since. More on Will Munny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unforgiven Prior to 1992, I played Doom on direct dial-up with friends and a little bit on the network, but nothing like how it is now, obviously.
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.