I've actually been playing video games since the home Pong machine. We had the first cartridge console machine in existence. My evoloution highlights are: Atari 2600, Colecovision, NES, Genesis, SNES, PS, PS2, Xbox360.
While I love video games, and play them a lot, I don't really have a hardcore mentality - I don't beat games, I play them. I think I only beat Sonic 1 once, and same with Link and Super Mario Brothers 3, but I still play them.
I don't play online games, sim games or sports games, but most other stuff is fair game. The commentary on things here will be from that attitude - looking for games commentary from a casual point of view.