The notion that the “gamer” identity is ending is one Ian Bogost draws upon in his How to Do Things with Videogames (2011), and Patrick Jagoda gestures toward it in his work as well. Luke Plunkett has an article at Kotaku, “We Might Be Witnessing the ‘Death of an Identity,'” where he also draws our attention to Dan Golding’s “The End of Gamers” and Leigh Alexander’s “‘Gamers’ Don’t Have to Be Your Audience. ‘Gamers’ Are Over.”
What do y’all think? Have we moved past the age of the gamer?