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Market research firm Newzoo has proclaimed that the iPad will accelerate the growth of "mid-core gaming"

According to Newzoo:

Tablets and smartphones are often seen as “casual” game platforms, focusing on the success of games like Angry Birds, Smurfs Village, a variety of Poker games and, most recently, Draw Something. The major opportunity on smartphones and tablets is now for “core” games to be offered as full games or game extensions, as the majority of “core” console and PC gamers also plays games on mobile devices: 62% in the US and 67% in Europe. Up until now most “core” mobile games have been offered as paid games, making limited use of the potential. Companies who can combine the “core” genres on mobile with the games-as-a-service business model will maximize this potential. Lords & Knights of Xyrality is proving this in Europe, taking the number one grossing spot in Germany above the usual suspects, Zynga Poker and Grand Theft Auto 3.

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I think my brother would be classified as mid core actually.

           

Sounds like the Infinity Blade crowd. Sounds like me actually....

 

Because we didn't have enough stupid classifications already.

Oh well, at least it doesn't change the fact that people who play Nintendo systems are at the bottom of the barrel.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:
Because we didn't have enough stupid classifications already.

Oh well, at least it doesn't change the fact that people who play Nintendo systems are at the bottom of the barrel.

So its like this

Hard - Core

Mid -Core

Casual

Nintendo

 

Just kid "'



 

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RolStoppable said:
Because we didn't have enough stupid classifications already.

Oh well, at least it doesn't change the fact that people who play Nintendo systems are at the bottom of the barrel.


But we're still special.



What is a Mid-Core gamer and whats a Hardcore gamer then?

Is a Midcore gamer a gamer who plays all his games on middle difficulty or is it defined by the time one spend playing games? Or is it about how much money you spend for games?

Meh, they got nothing on the mid-upper-core gamers, or the mid-casual gamers!

Seriously though, just more pointless demographics and attempting to label gamers..



I think there is merit to this concept, not that hardcore gamers who frequent these sites will acknowledge it :)

I probably fit somewhere in between a midcore and a hardcore. I love multiplayer gaming on the 360 but I am frequently frustrated by the difficulty (and crazy mad aggression) of it. But I can't play iPad games all day either. Hero Academy is a surprisingly deep asynchronous game but at the end of the day there's not enough action there to keep me engaged for long periods of time.

I have another point here which I am taking the REALLY long way to get to : (take a deep breath everyone) Hardcore gamers are too small of a market to grow the larger video game universe. And you guys are absolutely batpoop crazy. Let me give you an example : Kinect Star Wars vs Journey

(Full disclosure : I haven't played ANY of these yet)

Kinect Star Wars is going to be one of the best selling games of the year. You may not like it, you may scoff at me for saying so, but it's Star Wars and it's incredibly accessible/easy to play. Those two things alone appeal to a HUGE audience. This is also why the Madden franchise is so successful (also blasted annually by hard core gamers).

Now let's take Journey, a recent PSN title. The gaming press is literally going bonkers over Journey and that game looks and sounds completely impenetrable to your average gamer. Your average (casual) gamer looks at that game and goes "What in the world is going on here?". This game will make money (I assume) but not a lot of it. If it doesn't make scads of money, there eventually won't be more of them. Why? Because publishing companies are run by stockholders and stockholders love MONEY.

The point is that hardcore gamers cannot continue to dictate and demand the direction of video games as they do today - Video games must attain broader appeal for the medium to move forward.

Ok, zipping up ye old flamesuit - have at it!

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I'm actually a vegetarian progressive grind-core gamer.

edit: oh now I've found it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hreqn9j3PHI