We're All Gamers, and It’s Time to Embrace That

Your dad played 'Desert Strike' while you were in bed? Gamer. Your mum thrashed you at 'Tetris'? Gamer. Your gran loves 'Wii Sports'? Gamer.

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SaveFerris1164d ago

I enjoyed this article. It has many good points to it.

freshslicepizza1164d ago (Edited 1164d ago )

any time you interact with a videogame you are a gamer. this notion that if you play mobile games you're not a gamer is silly. what's different about playing tetris many years ago to playing candy crush? nothing, they each pose a challenge and you are interacting with. i find games like uncharted and gears of war no more challenging.

yet some feel good adding labels to people. "oh you're a pc gamer" or "you're a xbox/playstation/nintendo gamer" or "your a mobile gamer".

who cares, what difference does that make?

Angeljuice1164d ago (Edited 1164d ago )

Mobile games are a cancer on the industry. They take no time to code and print money for the devs.

If people accept these games as videogames and their players as videogamers, then it won't be long before the balance of power regarding the future of gaming is passed on to casual 5 minute a day gamers (they already outnumber us massively).

We have to maintain a distinction between casual players and gamers otherwise we run the risk of the needs of the casuals being considered more important to the industry.

If all gamers are viewed as equal, console games will disappear as the devs will choose to make cheaper, easier and far more profitable mobile games instead.

TeamLeaptrade1164d ago

I agree. There are many great mobile games out there that are good and challenging. But there are a lot of bad mobile games out there too. But I agree, if it's a legitimate game, it qualifies.

freshslicepizza1164d ago


"If all gamers are viewed as equal, console games will disappear as the devs will choose to make cheaper, easier and far more profitable mobile games instead."

not true at all. just because most people buy compact cars does not mean they don't still sell luxury cars. developers will continue to make console games don't worry. focus on your own priorities and stop worrying about what others might want to play. there is room for all gamers.

hasein1163d ago (Edited 1163d ago )

Yeah even though uncharted and gears is no more challenging but thats what I prefer than candy crush and tetris. My 2 sister,bunch of cousins, aunties,unclesand parents play mobile games everyday but when I join them I am still do better than them.Then the article saying" Your mum thrashed u at tetris ?" Lol the fact that they only start gaming since 2009 or 2012 when the rise and boom of indie and f2p mobile games.
And having a very hard time convincing them to try pc great ports to smartphone like baldurs gate BioShock etc. etc... But they already enjoying too much clash of clans for Them to do so.

I think it's because I'm a gamer at the age of 4 yrs old playing Nintendo games on NES ,SNES and arcade with my big brother. I'm 22 yrs old now.
The best time of my gaming years will be ps1 and ps2 era.

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Concertoine1164d ago

It's not about whether we game, it's about who's literally inferior for not purchasing the factually better console with better games. The Ouya :D

mydyingparadiselost1164d ago

It's OK, the Razor Twoya will come out and show everyone the error of their ways...

Concertoine1164d ago

That's so obscure it hurts, man!

Paradise lost's new album was one of their best btw

GNCFLYER1164d ago

Preach it brother.

Very much enjoyed the read.

4Sh0w1164d ago (Edited 1164d ago )

Agreed, and I don't want to sound pessimistic but I'm not holding my breath.

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