Wow I have a lot to respond to. First I'd just like to say something about me, I'm always easy going and lax and at times I even make a casual almost sacrastic, more so freindly goofy joking comments. (Thank you mancandy for picking up on that) Even when my text here comes off aggressive I can assure you that's not my intent. I'd like to say that only because alot is lost in typing.
Now onto the responses:
Bodhesatva: first off it's a little much too call 1,000 healthy recipes a game, sure cooking Mama is, this other one is not, it's a digital cook book, you don't call a cookbook a game. There are other programs designed to prepare you for major tests and such, again the equvialnet to test prep course not really a game.(that'd be like calling a math test in school a game). if this was sold for the computer it would sit next to Word, Excel, Photoshop and other application that are not called games.
Then you say this:
hey aren't video games you personally like. That's fine. I probably think many of the games you like are garbage, too.
I never said I personally didn't like these "games" in fact in that same post I said myself I'd be buying some of those games if and when they come out in America.
And about me speaking for everyone comment well I never said I'm speaking for everyone. I said this is what I think all gamers are afraid of. I guess I'm not entitled tomy own thoughts? I guess you don't take such broad statements with a grain of salt? Come on, it'd be like you saying, "I think everyone bought the Wii because the controls are fun!" and I say, "how dare you! Your don't represent me, I never said the controls were fun."
So I hope you see where I'm coming from. And My point really was to say: anyone who's concerned with a loss of traditional games is most likely concerned with the volume of these new titles slowing traditional development. Sorry if my loose interpretation of that statement offended you. But what I find funny is that we have more in common as gamers then you may think. I own Brain Age, Big Brain Acadamy, and cooking Mama(for both the Ds and Wii) as I've stated. I love these casual games, I own plenty of them. I don't even like Gears of War or God of War and I hate Killzone.
But in the end I could never truly represent you as a gamer primarily because I don't accept Snuggles as currency.
Mancandy: about the multimedia comment, you win, again my description of the DS wasn't to rank the DS above other systems in the multimedia battle. If someone were to ask me whats more of a multimedia device the DS or the PSP, I'd answer: the PSP. I should have never used the word multimedia, it's really multifunction. I was just making an observation of all the new versital software the DS has, it seems to carry more and more additional functions other then gaming, and they've expanded this concept and carry more of this software then any other device. Hence my calling it more multimedia(But as you brought out multimedia isn't the right word, becauce despite the various software it still uses the same media to perform these tasks.)
I hope that clarifies a few things.