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Last console generation saw the dollar signs pile up for publishers and developers around the gaming market. Targeting casual gamers was a successful trend due to gimmicks such asGuitar HeroWii and party games composed of mini games. In the recent months big game publishers like EA GamesSquare Enix and THQ have been hit hard. In fact, the entire gaming industry is feeling a bit used thanks to casual gamers. While they aren’t really to blame publishers are taking note after looking at their financial numbers and the steady decline in numbers since 2008.

These are not the Hardcore Gamers you are looking for...

These are not the Gamers you are looking for…

2006 marked the start of a big idea in the gaming industry. “We need to create more gamers” this was all the buzz. With old people playing Wii, to Ubisoft and EA and more making party games every year it was madness. Then Microsoft and Sony attempted to tackle the market after getting jealous that the Wii was getting all the attention. They found success with Xbox 360‘s Kinect but not so much with PlayStation 3′s Move. Leaving Sony as the sole console developer to tend to hardcore gamers now. Don’t get me wrong the Wii U is fun but it hasn’t quite tapped the hardcore yet, here is to hoping Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate changes that.

Publishers are finally taking notice that casual just doesn’t payoff, at least not in the console department. In the last 3 years iPhones and Androids are all the rage. Leaving the casual market to flock toward Angry BirdsWords with Friends and Draw Something. This has left publishers scratching their heads asking “Where did all our consumers go?”. Well fat cats incase you missed out on the reality check, the casual market isn’t loyal to anyone or anything. In fact ,when it comes to brands, most of the casual market couldn’t tell you what is a publisher and developer or even who some major icons are.

OK new plan... Megaman go left...

Ok new plan… Megaman go left for a deep pass

One bold prediction is that Capcom is ready to rise from the ashes. Yea Kenji Infaune may not be there anymore but that doesn’t mean that some great people don’t work at Capcom. With a huge fiasco last year with the Resident Evil franchise and even more DLC on a disk than you can shake a stick at. Capcom needs to clean their money grubbing hands and fast, so why not use DuckTales as your soap and call it a day? Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is more badass than ever and Lost Planet 3 seems to bring some chills during the summer. Any Capcom fan can see something MEGA is coming to E3. Just don’t get your hopes up too much *cough Breath of Fire* as the company is just starting to deliver to the hardcore again.

http://www.gamersbliss.com/2013/04/03/how-sony-and-valve-are-delivering-to-hardcore-gamers/



According to a new study; YouTube, Xbox.com, NeoGaf, N4G, VGChartz, IGN, GameSpot, GameStop, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, All of Europe, FAMITSU, Japan, the rest of Asia and The whole of the Middle East among countless others are experiencing a Tsunami of people in love with Sony's gamings offerings.

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What a condescending article.

"Leaving Sony as the sole console developer to tend to hardcore gamers now."

If Sony wants them, Sony can have them. From my experience self-described hardcore gamers are immature, parochial, and elitist.



Veknoid_Outcast said:

What a condescending article.

"Leaving Sony as the sole console developer to tend to hardcore gamers now."

If Sony wants them, Sony can have them. From my experience self-described hardcore gamers are immature, parochial, and elitist.

Pft! This large swathe of people I'm judging are not good enough to identify with the likes of me! They're so elitist! 

No irony at all there :x 



Sal.Paradise said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:

What a condescending article.

"Leaving Sony as the sole console developer to tend to hardcore gamers now."

If Sony wants them, Sony can have them. From my experience self-described hardcore gamers are immature, parochial, and elitist.

Pft! This large swathe of people I'm judging are not good enough to identify with the likes of me! They're so elitist! 

No irony at all there :x 

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Veknoid_Outcast said:

What a condescending article.

"Leaving Sony as the sole console developer to tend to hardcore gamers now."

If Sony wants them, Sony can have them. From my experience self-described hardcore gamers are immature, parochial, and elitist.

I believe you missed the point. This article isn't, strictly speaking, about hardcore gamers, it's about those gamers that aren't casual gamers. Not all of them are those vocal gamers you see on forums like this.



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Sal.Paradise said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:

What a condescending article.

"Leaving Sony as the sole console developer to tend to hardcore gamers now."

If Sony wants them, Sony can have them. From my experience self-described hardcore gamers are immature, parochial, and elitist.

Pft! This large swathe of people I'm judging are not good enough to identify with the likes of me! They're so elitist! 

No irony at all there :x 

lol that was funny man :D



According to a new study; YouTube, Xbox.com, NeoGaf, N4G, VGChartz, IGN, GameSpot, GameStop, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, All of Europe, FAMITSU, Japan, the rest of Asia and The whole of the Middle East among countless others are experiencing a Tsunami of people in love with Sony's gamings offerings.

This is a terrible article. 

First off, they talk as if it's completely IMPOSSIBLE to appeal to both the hardcore and casual demographics. Microsoft sucessfully appealed to both demographics with the 360/Kinect. They did it, no matter how you spin it. The author also bashes all motion controls calling them gimmicks, and doesn't appear to even like local multiplayer??? (He also said "on a motion free next gen console" bullshit) He also bashes microtransactions, even though big publishers like EA are embracing them, so does that make them casual too? 



       

IamAwsome said:

This is a terrible article. 

First off, they talk as if it's completely IMPOSSIBLE to appeal to both the hardcore and casual demographics. Microsoft sucessfully appealed to both demographics with the 360/Kinect. They did it, no matter how you spin it. The author also bashes all motion controls calling them gimmicks, and doesn't appear to even like local multiplayer??? (He also said "on a motion free next gen console" bullshit) He also bashes microtransactions, even though big publishers like EA are embracing them, so does that make them casual too? 

Microsoft is all about casuals now, they cared for the hardcore but that changed once Kinect came along.



According to a new study; YouTube, Xbox.com, NeoGaf, N4G, VGChartz, IGN, GameSpot, GameStop, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, All of Europe, FAMITSU, Japan, the rest of Asia and The whole of the Middle East among countless others are experiencing a Tsunami of people in love with Sony's gamings offerings.

this thread won't end well

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Leave it to Somini to find the worst articles on the internet.

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