I'm an engineer. I play with electronic bits and gubbins. Haven't blown up anyone yet, so that's like implicit approval to continue, right? I love to take things apart, put them back together, and see if it all works again when I'm done. Been improving my success rate on that ever since I was old enough to hold a screwdriver~ My analytical mind rewards me with a crazy amount of endorphins if I let it stare at mechanisms and machinations until it groks their secrets. If you've seen Heroes, I'm pretty much Sylar. Without the skull-splitting, at least. For now.
I don't just enjoy playing games, I love to dissect and analyze them. I'll play a bit with a new MMO just to check out their take on particular mechanics. I'll geek out over something that redefines a genre or has a great new way of thinking about input. I expect I'll pump out a Minecraft or Candy Crush aaaannnny day now... yup.. aaannny day.