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Grumpy Gurevitz: Accessible my arse

Grumpy Gurevitz writes: Accessible, casual, open to both males and females and affordable. These are the words the gaming industry has been throwing around ever since the launch of the original ‘chunky DS’.

The argument is that more people than ever are involved in gaming and that videogames have ceased to be the ‘plaything” for nerdy boys and have not only become ‘adult’ (as those boys have grown up), but have also become sources of fun for girls, women and pensioners.

New hardware has been designed to support these potential gamers. Everything from the Wii, Kinect and the huge expansion of the smart phone market which can offer more processing bang than the current DS, has resulted in a wider range of gaming experiences than existed five years ago.

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Jim Crikey2929d ago

The title of this article could so easily be misinterpreted...

scruffy_bear2929d ago

Yes it could :), got the PS Move and enjoying wave your arm gaming but I'll always want a controller at the end of the day

nickjkl2929d ago

wait are you talking about the accesible my ass part

as in access to my ass

avengers19782929d ago

IDK if more people then ever are playing games.
I just think that it hit the mainstream, when people in the mainstream relized that GAMING is a huge money maker.
More accessible usually means worse than it was before.

Mondayding2929d ago

You took your non-nerd wife to a nerd fest? You evil man.

scruffy_bear2929d ago

LOL my wife would go but I'll be blackmail into going cloths shopping for a year :(

Jim Crikey2929d ago

I could probably get my wife to come along to one of these things. Provided I could get hold of some chloroform.

sbizarre2929d ago

"open to both males and females" Aren't all games open to both male and females? Or is there a secret world of male games... Out of reach to the average female
Gamer? :p

AceofStaves2929d ago

Agreed.

"The argument is that more people than ever are involved in gaming and that videogames have ceased to be the ‘plaything” for nerdy boys and have not only become ‘adult’ (as those boys have grown up), but have also become sources of fun for girls, women and pensioners."

Funny, I've been gaming since I was a teenager, 20+ years ago, and I'm female.

Generalizations are hilarious. :D

Cubes2929d ago

At least his wife gave it a go. It was interesting to hear her observations about Sony and Microsoft's blatant Wii rip-off launch games.

WLPowell2929d ago

check the video and maybe you should try playing it instead of making baseless claims just so you make yourself feel better about not trying it.