Stop dissing on Casual Gamers - Kitsuga

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"

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FionnaFox353d ago

Casual Gamers are people too...
Whose with me? Maybe we can give them the small corner over there?

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meka2611352d ago

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?

ShaunCameron352d ago (Edited 352d ago )

Only one problem, though. The casual crowd was never the minority.

Believe it or not, casual. Especially in the case of hardware-manufacturers.

fenome352d ago

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.

opinionated352d ago

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.

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