If you've met me and talked with me for some length of time, you're probably aware that I really like video games. I don't just like video games - I specifically enjoy matching up against players of equal skill and playing a thrilling mental battle.
When I was young, I used to butt heads against the world's best (matter of fact, I was the world's best in one game).
I am sometimes asked if "that's it." So.. you play a video game against people?
The point isn't the video game. I happen to prefer First Person Shooters - they are raw, real, and in your face. You are against them. Nothing else matters.
What's lovely about video games is that it's a very even playing field. There are certain limitations that everyone is limited by - a player model can only move 100 units/second. That applies to everyone. Now, who can do the most damage with that restriction?