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The Three C's of GDC 08: Casuals, Children, and Coreans

Article written by: Steven Crews an author and journalist specializing in the MMO genre.

The first C, for me, was Casuals.

Now, before we get into the old tired "Casual vs. Hardcore" debate, for those of you who haven't been keeping current on your industry lingo, apparently, you aren't even supposed to use the term "hardcore" any more. Hardcore players are now, it seems, "enthusiasts."

Just as a personal aside, can you marketing people please make up your minds as to what you're going to call me? First I was "hardcore," then I was a "core gamer," and now, I'm suddenly an "enthusiast."

I'm losing track of where I'm supposed to be pigeonholed...

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