More Than A Game

To some extent the buzz around mobile games is validated by the huge user base these games seem to draw.

Candy Crush is a classic example of what is basically Bejeweled with a creative twist and solid plan to pull money from people.
I recently read a blog detailing a lady’s complete addiction to candy crush.
I found the description of her addiction, or rather compulsion rather interesting.

The author doesn’t consider herself a gamer yet additively plays video games. It is indeed interesting to me that many people don’t consider mobile games in the  same light as they consider console gaming. I wonder if these people consider portable consoles in the same light?

I know that i get weird glances playing my Gameboy on the buss but i certainly don’t feel that way when i smash out a few rounds of doddle jump on my phone. Regardless I think it raises an interesting issue within our little world. Its funny to see how “Video Games” seem to be defined.

Do you think mobile and social games are belong under the same banner as video games?

Before you answer let me give you my 10c. I’m not a big mobile or social gamer. Facebook games really aren’t my cup of tea and most mobile games are similar. I do however enjoy many portable games for the DS and my old Gameboy Colour.
To me, regardless of my opinions on the games, i believe they are all games.  I think this view is shared by many of my gamer friends.

Maybe I’m wrong?
Let me know what you think.