Analysis: Why the Casual v Hardcore debate matters

Josh Finderup writes: Like it or not, the gaming industry needs both casual and hardcore gamers

For a while now, a debate has been brewing that has become labeled “hardcore v casual gamers.” Much of the debate has revolved around the potential decay of the hardcore gaming experience as a result of casual gaming’s rising popularity. Take a quote made just last year by well-known video game consultant Mark Cerny, who said, “The traditional single-player game experience will be gone in three years.”

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