those who can not afford big gaming rigs, should not be excluded from the gamer community. Everyone who plays games, from your grandma to your 3 year old, is a gamer, and its time to stop shitting on "the casuals"
Casual Gamers are people too... right? Whose with me? Maybe we can give them the small corner over there?
Umm no. My mom who plays bubble witch is not a gamer and wouldn't even consider calling herself a gamer. Don't have anything against casual gamers, but when the industry follows them for what to do next is just stupid. If you try to cater to the minority the majority suffer. And let's be honest, who do game companies make the real money on; casual or hardcore?
Only one problem, though. The casual crowd was never the minority. Believe it or not, casual. Especially in the case of hardware-manufacturers.
Last I heard Candy Crush was making over $600,000 every single day. That's an absurd amount of money no matter how you slice it.
I disagree. A gamer is someone that considers gaming a hobby. We all do things that we don't consider hobbies. I like going to the pool and beach but I'm not a "swimmer". Someone can play candy crush and not consider themselves a gamer. Skill level or dedication is still not a correct term of measurement, the market speaks. Casual gaming is highly profitable. Stuff like candy crush makes a ridiculous amount of money with a dedicated base. Does that make them gamers automatically? Not in my opinion. That is a personal opinion that ranks on interest. Many of us know of the publishers and developers who make the games we play, we know their history, we know their ups and downs. We know of great games spanning generations. A gamer looks at the entire industry in a different way than a casual does. It is a distinct difference in interest. Any hobbyist knows more about their interests than the casually partaken. It's not an insult, it's just the way it is. If you want to call yourself a gamer because you have spent thousands on clash of clans then I have nothing against you, welcome aboard.
I occasionally watch movies but I would never consider myself a film buff. I sometimes go swimming but I would never call myself an avid swimmer. I've played a decent number of board games but I would never call myself a board game fan. I own various Rubik's cubes, can solve them relatively easily, but I don't identify as a cuber. I've been reading a good amount of novels the past year, but I still don't think of myself a hardcore literature reader. So then, why is it such a horrible act to make a distinction between hardcore and casual gamers? If I didn't play games that much or only played Candy Crush I sure as hell wouldn't feel insulted for being called a casual gamer. It's a descriptive term! Some people are casual gamers; that's what they are. I fail to see what's so wrong about pointing that out.
I don't diss on casual gamers; it's the majority who act like they have "a say" in whatever releases. The bigger issue is the casuals go to the "next thing" and then the market suffers. Every year something new comes out, and the casual market goes along with it to "fit in" and because it's the current trend. Hardcore gamers tend to stick to what works, and regardless of what the new thing is, stick to their guns and beliefs. tldr; (most) casual gamers are sheep; hardcore gamers stick through thick and thin.
Casual gaming is the reason SJWs have been allowed to ply their trade in the hardcore gaming community(you know, the only gamers who read gaming news and articles, who buy expensive gaming things like consoles and video cards, and who actually know what video games are and don't just think they are part of their "iPhone computer"). They are the reason SJWs tout false numbers to push forward a social agenda like "half of gamers are female" lies. Casual gamers are the reason Nintendo and World of Warcraft was ruined and Xbox almost went down the tubes. Casual gamers have brought nothing but negative things into the gaming community, and they are low spending, here today, gone tomorrow consumers who have no skin in the game at all. They support all the negative things in the industry and allow them to grow, like micro-transactions. We should study how much revenue a phone/facebook only gamer brings into the gaming community per year vs an actual gamer and then we wouldn't get anymore SJW games because the only time these casuals spend money on a game is when their baby gets on their phone and buys a bunch of extra energy in angry birds 2.
No, I won't stop.
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