I'm 25 and I've always been a gamer as far as I can remember. I've always consider it normal to play games because it's the culture I grew up in. Ever since the Wii and mobile games became popular, suddenly people started categorizing between the "hardcore" gamers and "casual" gamers. For me, it's easy to see who the "causal" gamers are but I find it hard to pinpoint the "hardcore" gamers.
I don't consider myself a hardcore gamer. I'm competent in most genres but not an expert in any. I mostly play games like I watch movies, jumping from title to title that interest me, regardless of console or release date. Still, I don't consider myself a film buff. I just enjoy movies and I just enjoy games. So what? I don't see what makes me "hardcore".
Anyway, do you consider yourself a "hardcore" gamer? What makes someone a hardcore gamer? What's in between hardcore and casual, cause that's what I am.