Posted by: seanmalstrom | March 2, 2013

Ignore anyone who mentions a “hardcore market” or “casual market”

They don’t exist. The hardcore/casual slang was invented by people who had no idea what the hell was going on with the Wii sales. It is similar to the mature/kiddie slang invented in the sixth generation. I imagine in the Eighth Generation, they might do an Enlightened/Ignorant or Sophisticated/Crude or Technological/Dumbed Down terminology. It’s all BS and is not actual market analysis.

Gaming Message Forum analysis is like fast food. It’s really disgusting and distorts the body.

Every time I hear the self declared ‘hardcore gamer’ preach on the gaming message forum about how the casuals behave, I’m reminded of that poet who jokes of the virgin telling us how women think.

However, this is not an analogy. Most of the so-called ‘casual gamers’ are women. And the so-called hardcore gamer is…



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