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How casual gamers are indirectly and objectively ruining gaming for gamers

Before we start, let’s get one thing straight: Don’t blame Casual Gamers for wanting to have fun. You don’t blame an invasive species for flourishing, and consequently ruining an ecosystem, you blame the vector by which it invaded. In this case, the vector is super publishers throwing Gamers under the bus to chase the casual dollar.

“Casual Gamers are not real Gamers!” is something you’re likely to hear around the internet. Some brush it off as elitism, others trolling, and more still fully believe it. Well I’m here to tell you that it’s true: Casual Gamers and Gamers are different species entirely, similar to how Red Pandas are not related to Giant Pandas. There are two primary, irreconcilable difference that separate Casual Gamers and Gamers: Continue reading How casual gamers are indirectly and objectively ruining gaming for gamers

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Take-Two CEO recognises microtransactions are necessary

CEO of video game publisher-distributor-behemoth Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, displayed a stance in favour of microtransactions at a press conference today. Take-Two, having just acquired Kerbal Space Program, has a number of notable subsidiary studios, chief among them the various international Rockstar and 2K studios. Continue reading Take-Two CEO recognises microtransactions are necessary