"GTA V is a casual game because it is played by casual gamers. It is also played by guys who keep the fridge by the sofa and piss into empty bottles to avoid putting down the controller, and a whole bunch of people inbetween.
But the biggest market, the ones who are going to really be driving the sales, are people who like to play something brainless when there’s nothing good on and the pub seems too far away."
M. Hurd talks about the concept of casual gamers, why the distinction is flawed and why, by rights, GTA V should be classified as a casual game.
"No matter how many weekend-gamers own the latest Shoot Shoot, Bang Bang triple-A title, it will still be awarded the shiny gold star of Real Game because…because reasons, is why. Because people die. Or it isn’t on phones."