Making It Special

Ask almost any journalist or commentator what the story of the games business in the past few years has been, and you'll probably get the same stock response. It's all about breaking into the mainstream, you'll almost certainly hear. It's about the rise of the Casual Gamer, this mythical mass-market beast unleashed upon the market by the dark genius of Nintendo's Wii and DS, whose successes other companies are now rushing to emulate.

It's a fairly straightforward narrative, and like any good story, there's a grain of truth at the heart of it - but as an assessment of what's actually happened in games of late, it's sorely lacking in insight, which makes it all the more disappointing that it's such a widespread view of the market.

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