After reading Steshep’s article on casual gaming, I started thinking about how I truly feel about the casual gaming market, and what I think it does for both audiences (hardcore and casual). After looking around forums and checking out the comments left at N4G it seems that casual gaming has almost reached Red Scare status. Granted, there hasn’t been a head figure such as McCarthy to guide and dictate, but I feel like some gamers are afraid of it.
To quote one comment “Casual gaming is the apocalypse.” This phrase here confuses me because this reader offered nothing other than his opinion (which he is entitled to) without offering any reasoning behind it. Granted, his viewpoint is extreme and his trolling unnecessary, but his comment works for the next sentence. Casual gaming is not the apocalypse, on the contrary, it’s merely the by product of a growing industry, and in the long run will benefit the hardcore audience. Read more… »