Are Games Getting More Mature or Are Gamers?

IGN: " With hits like The Walking Dead: The Game and The Last of Us getting more and more popular, what does it say about us as gamers?"

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TomShoe1181d ago

It just means that gamers are getting more diverse. Gaming used to be only for nerds and children, but now that 18-34 demographic is becoming a bigger factor in gaming.

But there are still plenty of screaming 12 y/o's. CoD proves that :D

plaZeHD1181d ago

Gamers = no
Games = some

KingPin1181d ago

gamers and games.
not all, some.

Hicken1181d ago

Yeah, it's a little of both. We wouldn't have gotten games like Journey, The Last of Us, or The Walking Dead a decade ago.

The stories told, the emotions evoked, they're things that are relatively new. And they're only possible- and successful- because gamers have matured to the point where they can appreciate such things.

As you said, though, it's not a universal change. And it never will be. Which is fine: there's no such thing in any medium. The only real problem we're having now is that people THINK gaming hasn't matured because they don't have any desire to acknowledge the experiences that prove it HAS matured. They THINK it has to be seen across the board for it to occur, when it doesn't.

When people stop trying to force ALL of gaming to adhere to that standard- especially since they don't force the same on anything else- gaming will be even better.

Thatguy-3101181d ago

I think this just goes to show that games dont have to have the "fun" factor . Many gamers like myself love when games are able to tell an amazing narrative. Journey, the last of us, the walking dead, heavy rain are a few of the golden gems for me because of the amazing story they pulled off.

skydragoonity1181d ago

Can a gamer really get matured... If u wanna enjoy games u gotta let ur inner kid out... & yea games are getting more matured imo

Cheese_rawl1179d ago

While true, I do think that a gamer would need to be more matured to appreciate certain games, or at least certain elements of the game. Just ask a 12 year old his experience with TLOU. It could (and most likely will) differ greatly from a person with a moderately developed emotional intelligence.

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