Submitted by rbailey 943d ago | opinion piece

Gamer Archetypes: The Casual Gamer – A Dying Trend?

Richard Bailey of TheKoalition writes:
For as far back as I could remember, I’ve always had a deeply profound love for video games. I don’t see gaming as a hobby but rather as a passionately engaging medium and a lifestyle choice that constantly evolves from one generation to the next. I also don’t consider myself a fanboy because I don’t favor one console over the other and genuinely keep my interests centered on the actual video games themselves.

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ElectroJade  +   943d ago
My favourite part about this article was when Beyonce happened.
yeahokchief  +   942d ago
i believe it is a recurring trend that resurfaces when things become insanely cheap and more accessible. the more it costs, the more niche/specialized the product has to be.
BladerunnerZX  +   942d ago
Casuals are not a long time loyal consumer base.

Nintendo learned this the hard way.

Core gamers are the consumers that show long term support of their favorite brands.
Its the same with any other consumer market.

Sony has always known this.
edonus   942d ago | Spam
Kurt Russell  +   942d ago
I disagree, I own a lot of street fighter... I wouldn't say I'm "casual core" (I play a lot of other games), I've owned coin-op machines and almost every version across all consoles to date. My choice in game has nothing to do with it, my hours of play (which I would hate to have added up) might.
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edonus   941d ago | Spam
uuaschbaer  +   941d ago
Well, to be hardcore or casual that is of course the CHEST HAIR. One need only to look at China to see what harm excessive CHEST HAIR can do. I suppose it all comes down to this: do you want a life filled with human contact and fresh HAIR, and are letting social uneasiness deprive you from it, or are you truly CHESTY in a world of fantasy and fiction? If you suspect it's the former you owe it to yourself to shave that beardie (of you have one), put on a pair of HAIR ON CHEST and wager to take a look outside once in a while. You might enjoy it.
mochachino  +   941d ago
They've just moved on to phones/tablets/Facebook/browse r games.

They more than satisfy their needs and most games are free or 99 cents. Why would a casual ever buy a console now when almost everyone already has a game machine and portable (computer, phone, tablet)

A person with a casual interest in gaming would not spend $50 on a game very often when all their friends can play together via wifi on their phones for free and have just as much fun.
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