I’d classify myself as a casual gamer. I have a job that doesn’t involve gaming, I’m married and I have a mortgage. But I play games whenever I can. I’ve read numerous posts from “hardcore” gamers slamming casual gamers and I don’t understand it. What compels someone to ridicule a sub-genre of gamers that I’m guessing supports the entire gaming industry?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m amazed at the quality of games that hardcore gamers pride themselves on playing – they’re super imaginative and extremely detailed; specifically, Demon Souls and the upcoming Dark Souls. I just don’t have the time it takes to get involved in one of these things.
I’ll date myself by saying I grew up on text-based adventure games from Sierra, like Space Quest, Police Quest and Gold Rush. I don’t remember any East coast, West coast type of beef between casual gamers and hardcore gamers. We just loved to play.
Is this argument new in the industry?
(PS – if you played some of those old Sierra titles I mentioned, shout out!)