I'm from Australia and, as such, feel so far from everything.
An honours grad with a Bachelor of Media & a Bachelor of Communications. With way too much time on my hands.
I game for fun, not for achievements, not for prestige just for the enjoyment. While I like a challenge at the end of the day, to me, gaming is like music. Rather fantastic, but not always practical. I do understand that it is one hell of a massive (and rapidly growing) industry.
Examples of my favourite games are things like: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, Hitman, Deus Ex, Braid, Diablo, Fallout, GTA: Vice City, Max Payne, The Neverhood, Outlaws, Resident Evil, Portal, Wolfenstein, Sam & Max, Silent Hill 2, Tekken, Splinter Cell, Transformers.