"As somebody who would typically be branded as a hardcore gamer, I am started to see a worrying trend in the games of today which immediately set alarm bells ringing for me. I think the image at the start of this post might give you a little hint as to what I am talking about, coupled with the title being a summary of my fears. Gaming seems to be going very casual.
With the success of Nintendo's Wii and DS, gaming has truly broken that barrier standing between it and the 'regular' human being, allowing it to reach far more people than the antisocial hermits we hardcore gamers are often seen as. Suddenly games are about everyday life, and apparently we don't get enough of that in, well, everyday life."