casual gamers make up the silent majority of computer and console game players that:
1, use pc and console games as a means of socializing or to connect with friends rather than as an achievement or to further their reputation as a skillful game player
2, are by definition inferior in skill to any hardcore gamer
3, do not play casual games
4, play mainly console based games due to their ease of setup and "plug & play" capabiliy.
5, inherently feel a need to confront hardcore gamers
due to their own inferior skills and the hardcore gamers
inherent need to prove victorious.
Any casual gamer
that successfully challenges a hardcore gamer
is not a casual gamer
, but a hardcore gamer
Obviousy, all gamers
are bound by the desire to win at any given game, there would be no point to any game if that were not true, but the over-riding desire to connect with other individuals, be it close friends or distant aquaintances define the casual gamer.
have a generally negative, and often derogatory view of casual gamers
, looked upon as the plauge of the video game industry. While hardcore gamers
are in the minority of gamers they provide an invaluable resource to developers on both the hardware and software end. Without the hardcore gamers passion and dedication to the art, we would not have the quality games that are available today.
Since the purchase power of the casual gamer
determines what becomes a best seller
, it is understandable why the hardcore gamer
has such contempt for the group.