I'm starting this thread so that I can continue a discussion without 'thread-jacking' an existing discussion - and hopefully it can stay out of another thread! ... I'm after your thoughts and theories about what exactly constitutes being a "hard-core" game(r) or "casual" game(r): Is it the genre that you play? How regularly you play? The number of gaming platforms/games you own or have owned? The number of games that you have played? The length of time that you've been 'gaming'? Do games have to be all about 'fun' and/or 'enjoyment'. Or do they need tell a story to be engaging? Do they need 'structure' and 'goals' or can they be 'open' and 'endless'? Or are there just 'games' and people who play them ('gamers')? What do you think?