The increasing influence of these casual games can only be viewed as downright disturbing and a direct threat to the hardcore games we know and love.
Finally, a revolution against casual gaming. Casual gaming isn't bad but the new flow of casual games and it bringing more money than real games (Wii, DS and their games outselling PS3, 360, PS2...) is simply disgusting IMO because: Nintendo consoles and their casual thread was supposed to expand the market but looking at the numbers and based on a recent research, Nintendo is stealing PS3/360 customers not getting so many new ones. Industry is growing and Wii is helping in a few ways but its also hurting in some ways.
i agree that casual gaming will eventually be the ruin and downfall of modern gaming, but this guy is a lil on the sony zealot side.
i mean i love the playstation too, but geez...
10. God Bless America
3. Nintendo is a threat to my way of life
DAMN IM PUMPED IMA GONNA SHOOT MESE SOME WII's! Damn all these casual games are messin wit ma head. And developers too. Sad, sad day. Why can't it go back to the old days. Sony Up, Microsoft Up (fairly), Nintendowho?
Or we could go back to the REAL old days when Sony and Microsoft were stuck on audio and computers or not even around and Nintendo WAS the industry. Oh, and games were actually hard. By the way, I have a Wii if you want to shoot it, then I could throw you in jail. Then I'd get a new Wii and continue playing the great new games on it. I'm not buying any casual games for the system (I wouldn't have gotten Wii Sports if it wasn't bundled), but don't take away my Metroid and Zelda, not to mention Super Smash or Mario.
599USD needs to DEFINE "casual games" as many gamers have "their" own definitions of a "casual game". An example: PC fanboys have long considered PC games as "hardcore" while thumbing their noses on console games as nothing more than childish, "casual" games, with Xbox games sometimes derided as "posers" or "wanna-be's"
Did they have to use the southern flag lol?
These guys are funny. Do away with casual gaming. Even though that is what the majority of gamers are. The hardcore crowd or even "fanboy" type crowd makes up a very small percentage of people who actually purchase games.
Therefore if you do away with the largest money making part the whole industry dies.
Not to mention Nintendo is actually expanding the market. Something both Micro and Sony want to do only they are doing it better. Also smaller indie type companies and new developers get a chance to start off making these cheaper casual games that are for Wii or even XBLA. Do you realy want a market that only consists of big companies making rehash games and sequals such as EA?? Seems like flawed logic all around if you ask me.
This is a joke, right?
I freakin' hope so...
has to be some sort of satire... but satire is also meant to be funny. This is just stupid.
Positive proof that this site has been over run with Sony fanboys...
this is just sad...
That site is hilarious.
Check out their Bioshock review: http://www.599usdollars.com...
I don't understand it... half an hour long, too dark 2 see? He could make a much funnier review if he set he's mind to it, now he's just lying.
i think its just retarded, give me 5 minutes and i'll write a funnier false negative review of bioshock without making up too much shiat.
Point apart, bioshock is ok.
But the oath was funny, have a serious problem with the last tho.
This site could be comedy gold... if it was actually funny ¬_¬
Can't belive that this moron is serious
While I think this assault they are launching on casual gaming could have been pulled off much better, I do believe their cause is more than noble.
The Wii, and all its users, and an enemy to hardcore console gaming. This trash is turning gaming from a full-time occupation into a hobby (grrrr - what a disgusting word).
PC gaming will always be more hardcore, but console gaming should always be to some degree - which is why im getting very annoyed by the amount of built-in aim assists in games. They take the whole skill out of gaming.
But yeah, this is why I dont believe the Xbox gamers to be hostile - sure, a lot of them act like arsewipes, but it doesnt change the fact that if Microsoft took over as the leader of the gaming industry, console gaming would not change by much.
However, if the Wii were to dominate console sales this gen (its looking increasingly likely), then PC gaming will the last remaining platform for REAL gamers.
Casual gamers arent real gamers - the fact that they are quite high in numbers is irrelevant.
For the record, im both a heavy PC and PS3 gamer.
Casual gamers are the worst, they have the most preposterous complaints, a game is too hard if they die a few times, it's too long if isn't beaten within a week and etc... They even take their bag of tricks and ruin future games for the more dedicated gamer.
The innovations in JRPG's for instance, the genre has never been so easy. Easy healing, hoarding money and even a handful of optional bosses that mean something in terms of a fight, such a pity... Sure being carefree can be relaxing, but it shouldn't become a general rule.
Other games have seen this evolution too, games are getting shorter and way too easy. And if there is an odd bird in the crowd, online faq's are consulted like there is no tomorrow. I don't care for Nintendo any more, I enjoyed it's handhelds as a child and that is what it will remain to be in my eyes, a children's company.
Sure it has some nice releases coming along the way and it pains me that some companies chose Nintendo to do their bidding (the loss of Dragon Quest's latest instalment for instance), but considering I would only care for a limited part of their portfolio, a Nintendo console is not something I would care to buy.
I do hope that the PS3 will bring some games that require a lot of devotion, but there is no doubt in my heart there will be. I also hope that my X360 will yet be able to surprise me, but I am sceptic. Sure, the dedicated gamer is not the main market for companies now. But we have been around from the start and a company should do well, to remember that. ;)
Pretty clever. Not the most subtle attempt at humor but pretty good.
Read the comments...people take this stuff seriously lol!
It shouldn't have been approved though...this stuff belongs in the forums, not in the news section.
for all the anti-sony crap out there...this does not make up for it. it only gives them more fuel. they should spend time playing games instead of making stupid websites. i thought all the kids were on xbox live?
edit: i also find it ironic that their website talks about god bless america or how bio-shock is anti-american. yet your flag is based of the flag that represents states who wanted to split from America.
than someone on the outside looking in. If the Wii, PS2 or XBox is someone's gateway, if you will, into gaming, then that's a very important thing to factor in. Think about said gamer sees what may be considered a hardcore game as something desirable, say Killzone 2, Zelda, Mass Effect, or whatever. Those three are all fantastic looking games on each company's latest offering, and could potentially appeal to casual gamers because of the top notch production values.
Casual gaming is a gateway, and in a larger scope really does help fund those big name, high profile franchises that some of us enjoy.
About taking that pledge or oath I mean. I have a PS3 and I am very happy with it, but I can't condone that pledge. Kind of Nazi to me. Oh well, to each his own.
my theory is casual gamers turn into hardcore gamers sooner or later,i at one point was a casual gamer and so were many others on this site
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH@ bioshock review!
Nope, its not news, but it is pretty funny. Perhaps more funny is the number of people who take this seriously. Satire and sarcasm seem to be a lot art, judging by the writing, and the number of people who understand it are low, judging by the number of people who are taking it seriously.
I can see why people thought Swift was being serious about eatting babies, but this was not nearly as well written as "A Modest Proposal" and an obvious attempt at sarcasm, while it should be subtle.
How about combating crap games especially ones that came from this company.
Well I actually found that funny, btw I think this one
4. Only in the most dire situations am I to side with those who follow the way of the Xbox
This type of thing can only come from a Sony fanboy. Only a Sony fanboy would post something like that. Don't get mad at me Sony fans. Show me any xbox or nintendo fanboy that wants to start a freakin' cult over a video game machine and I shall retract my statement.
Only a Sony fanboy would do something this stupid.
I only own a Wii, and I don't get a ton of time on the PS3 or 360 that my friends have (partly because fewer of my friends own those consoles, partly because we're rather play the Wii), and it looks somewhat like something I might write. It's rough and terribly obvious sarcasm, while sarcasm should never be obvious.
I think this was actually probably writen by someone who likes Nintendo, and less likely by a MS fan, but definately not by a Sony fanboy. You don't write satire about the console you love an a group of which you are a a part.
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