PlayTM writes: " While Nintendo clamour over the wide open seas of casual gamers, and Microsoft and Sony spend millions to reposition themselves for a slice of that action, it is high time to celebrate the protected waters we lovingly call the hardcore.
On the back of these passionate millions the games industry has found its way to mainstream success, and made a pretty penny along the way. But what is it that makes hardcore gamers tick? What scratches where they itch? This is my take on what makes them so great, and yet so vulnerable to the powers that be in the gaming industry."