I think I game because of various reasons.
There's those times that a game has a good story to it. Playing the game is almost like reading a book. It might even go this far, that at a certain moment, I just game for the story and the actual "playing" is just a necessity to get to the next piece of the story. (Example: played through Warcraft III as fast as I could to see the story once more. Cutscenes and cinematics were really dragging me into the story, the good lore. Then just get through a level as fast as I could, to see the next part.) Truly getting lost in an other world can be one of the best experiences I've ever had.
Sometimes it's just alot of fun to play the game. It's satisfying to play it because of a nice fun factor. Getting rewarded for good strategy, nice shooting skills,... Having a laugh when extraordinary things happen.
Then there's also the social gaming. Hopping onto the TF2 servers to see your friends, talk a bit on mumble, have a good ingame chat and just game whilst you're at it.
Often I'm amazed by what computers can do. The technology is mind blowing, but this is not 'why' I game.
This is just how I experience gaming.
(Hope this helps you a bit, it's just my personal experience - might have some spelling/English errors!)
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