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.
Casual Gamer's are the bane of the current gaming industry. Casual Gamers prefer to play games on an inferior console rather than on a superior PC. Most Casual Gamers are fans of only Sports and racing games as anything with a fantasy or sci-fi setting is "nerdy" to them. To them gaming isn't a hobby but just something you do for fun so games should never be complicated because that would require thinking on their part and would not be fun for them.
Causual Gamers attitude towards games causes them to only buy simplistic sports and action titles. This harms the development and evolution of the industry as a whole because hartless publishers like EA, Ubi-soft and Sega
will use their influence to crush new and innovative ideas and push foreward titles which will sell faster to the unwashed masses.
A Casual gamer actually said to me once "Well *I* don't like to think then *I* play games" as if not thinking some how made him better than me. Yeah that makes a WHOLE TON of sense, jackass
. Not thinking is obviously making you a better person.
A mmorpg player who can't (or won't)play for more than 2 hours in a row. Usually due to real life commitments.
In the middle of a dungeon: "Sorry, I've got to leave. I'm taking my girlfriend to see a movie."
A group of people who play and enjoy video games
. Most gamers, including the so-called hardcore gamers started off as this. They play games
because they are fun
. Some may find fun in making a high score. Others may find joy
in hanging out with their friends while playing popular
games. These popular games change over the years. Some series with hardcore
fans as the primary audience today (ex. Street Fighter
) were at their peak of popularity when a wide variety of audiences played them. Casual
fans are blamed for the increase in bad games, but those who say this either never owned a NES
or a Sega Genesis
(two examples of great systems with tons of crap games) or are mad at the fact that there are people who would rather play Wii
Sports Resort than Call of Duty
. What they don't realize is that Call of Duty is a game also played by casual gamers. These same individuals complain whenever they see a game like Mushihime-sama, BlazBlue or Tales of Monkey Island. They see these games (and other...
Casual Gamer is the lowest common denominator in the gaming industry.
Gamer that put simplicity over complexity.
Most pre-2000 games are propagating difficulty by complexity.
Sadly, the demand for such games is decreasing, as the majority of gamers is getting less and less demanding for intellectually challenging games caused by the intellectual degradation of the society (see "dumbing down society").
Such gamers are called Casual Gamers.
They, as the majority are the pillars of the gaming industry.
As such, the gaming industry is prioritizing their demands and adjusting towards it creating a silent standard or a collective casual gaming model.
Casual Gamer redefined standards as shown below:
Tomb Raider, 1996 -> Complex, Good classical music creating a fantastic atmosphere, gigantic levels, great riddles.
Tomb Raider, 2013 -> Simple level design (a straight line), generic action series music, no unique atmosphere at all, small chambers, very simple riddles.
Even FPS games:
Duke Nukem 3D, 1996 -> Complex level design, big levels, many small riddles.
Duke Nukem Forever, 2011-> level design = straight line, one or two simple riddles, totally messed up weapons handling and energy economy.
Diablo 1 compared to Diablo 3 -> needless to say.
What kills the game industry. Equivilant of someone who plays Farmville. Some games they play. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. ShovelMcShovelWare 17 Wii. Any Intellivision game.
Casual Gamer: I play ShovelWare 18 and bought 6 copies of Modern Warfare 2!
Hardcore gamer: You killed E3.
A casual gamer is a misconstrued word (often moronically) whereby anyone who plays Sports games or is a supporter of EA are deemed casual. However, this is incorrect.
Casual gamers are gamers that can only find the time to play games every so often and when they feel like it. They don't feel the need to play daily or weekly. Often it's "harcore" gamers that like to use the term casual as an insult and these are the one's who are truly pathetic.
OMG's! dat H4rdcor3 GamerZ just called me a casual gamer as an insult. He must get Laid a lot!