I didn't read the entire thread, but this is my thoughts on the subject of the topic title. And as someone with a very large game library, I very much disagree with it.
There are different terms to use for calling someone a gamer or proclaiming to be a gamer, such as a casual gamer, gamer, hardcore gamer, etc. But right now we're just talking about being a gamer, and at it's core, being a gamer isn't just about having a tons of games. It's about playing a video game more then just because it's fun, or because your bored. But because you enjoy it, because you can't wait to play, because you care about the game, the statistics, the world, the characters, and so on.
All of us here are gamers, because not only do we enjoy playing video games, we're here on a message forum about video games, reading and talking to other gamers about their experiences, and their troubles and so on.
You don't need to own every system, or have tons of games, at the very least, being a gamer is simply playing a video game whenever you have the time to do so, and taking that experience and enjoying it as something more then just a distraction from your everyday life.
Again, just my thoughts, thanks for reading. :)
I'm a PS360ii gamer! XBL - PSN: JoshTru84 Currently own, 328 XB360, 108 XBLA, 44 PS3, 30 PSN, 38 Wii, 8 VC, 38 DS, 36 PSP, and 5 3DS games.
I think I have reached 200 PS3 games now, I have a good 50 odd for 360, same for DS, about 40 for PSP, 16 3DS games, 12 Vita games and just over 40 Wii games and I wont go into PC or any older systems.
I'm passed calling myself just a gamer, i'd say i'm more an addict or obsessed.
Currently Playing: Panzar Dragoon Saga, Gray Matter and Alone in the Dark 3.