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In the context of a games site about games, I think we can safely assume this is about gamers, as opposed to it being a technical term in the construction business, or whatever other usage it might apply to.
I agree. I liked this story and wanted to share it. She was doing a physical action outside her normal realm of activities, and it clued her into saving her life. Without the game, she might not have found out about her cancer until it was too late. Also interesting, that a newspaper like the Mail, notoriously hostile to games, was happy to take this angle.
She was playing a dancing game, which, according to the report, triggered the event that alerted her to the condition.