OXM UK: id Software's technical director reckons development is about "entertaining" not "challenging" gamers.
When the guy behind DOOM, Duke Nukem and Quake says gaming's no longer for people who know how numbers work, you know times have changed...
i don't think it's been considered geeky for a long time though to be honest, i think people that sat in front of their pc's playing premiership manager were and probably still are considered a little geeky... So maybe it's just certain games and/or certain gamers are geeky, i know friends of mine that think of me as geeky because i come on here. But i didn't know many people growing up that didn't have a console and i'm 30 this month.
The people I remember playing Premiership Manager weren't really geeks but footy fanatics who loved everything about the sport. Thinking about it now you could say that such games are actually RPGs. They have pretty much everything you'd expect to find in an RPG (management, progression, rewards etc.).
well i suppose i can only talk about my own experience and that of the group of friends i had, we certainly looked upon in as geeky... Hmmm i don't really think we did rpgs as such but maybe some of the fans.
Whoops, I just ended up over-writing my previous post.
IMO footy fanatics are some of the geekiest people
Gaming is very geeky and it always will be. Who cares?
Even the cheerleaders from my time in high school were gamers, not the most hardcore gamers but they gamed.
I agree its no longer an all geek activity. As far as challenging goes You are wrong. Games need both Movie-TV like experience + a challenge. If not game will fail.
Why would it be geeky? Tbh it's considered a cool thing today.. Whenever I'm in college people just want to arrange COD tournaments with beer and snacks and it's a nice thing to enjoy with friends..
And I don't call farmville or kinectimals games. That might be the difference.
No duh. I'm pretty sure this is a well known fact.
Not quite hardcore yet, either.
I meant mainstream.
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