>5 kids >Daddy my homework is to ask you what your job is >Well honey I sit on my ass all day and pretend to be a journalist by writing reactionary, non-sensical clickbait bullshit for websites run by people who determine what to tell their brainless audience by taking bribes and consulting their corrupt peers. I am the very definition of useless. My existence actively makes the world a worse place. >Oh
>>283847696 >entitled, constantly angry fringe I assume he's talking about the type of posts we see here on our beloved /v/, but that description describes the SJWs perfectly. And I assume he's cool with those faggots.
>>283847696 >The idea that press should ignore the millions of happy, well-adjusted gamers to pander to the entitled, constantly angry fringe is madness. I agree it doesn't sound like a smart plan, but isn't it what they've been doing for some time now?
Casuals play games on smartphones with controls I, apparently a hardcore gamer, can't even be bothered to learn. Casuals play some p2w facebook games that require you to log in every few hours or so and look after your shit like a madman, which I don't even have time for.
What casuals don't do is line up to buy Gone Home or Revolution 60. The audience for these games is gaming press and friends of the developers, sometimes one and the same.
"Industry", who gives a shit, it's a money thing that some gel-haired douche in a boardroom will figure out. But for gaming press, core gamers are so much more important that it's hilarious, for the simple reason that CASUALS DO NOT READ GAMING NEWS. Or articles. Or reviews. Or interviews. Or fucking anything. They are casuals, meaning they have only a passing interest in the hobby.
It's almost sad how clueless the press are on the fact that they're shitting on the only people who could conceivably keep them fed.
From a companies perspective it makes sense, catch as many buyers as possible, that's why the robocop remake was pg-13 when the original was so brutal and ultraviolent it needed to be toned down to even make it in the theaters, pg-13 means a bigger prospective audience.
But this is why when a game comes along no focused on that market I love it so much, assetto corsa is made by a small team with making an advanced physics model and high user customization and modding being the goal, and I love it, most people who aren't into simracers won't make a single corner with the aids off
Casuals are not long term consumers. They will go away when the games they paid for aren't the flavor of the year anymore. Just see the Wii -> Wii U situation, only people who bought that was a portion of Nintendo hardcore fans. See the PS4 for the reverse, it's the new cool thing so everyone got it day one.
If you rely on casuals, sooner or later someone is going out of business.
Casuals can bring in bigger payday, but unlike Hollywood who learned they just have to suck it up if their million-dollar production was an absolute flop the publishers and developers in the vidya industry whine like bitches because they feel ENTITLED to any and all shit that comes falling out of their assholes to be hailed with massive profitability and criticial reception calling it 100/10 God's Gift to Gaming "it was okay" -IGN.
Ben Kuchera is a tabloid styled writer. His goal is to drive an industry into the ground, turn it into something that is no longer sustainable; then move into another industry where he can do the same.
His actions don't promote betterment of the industry, only serve to create conflict and vilification of others, so that there's a constant state of war between two sides. This in turn breeds confusion, which the greater industry can then take advantage off to generate hype left and right with progressive "We won't do it again" token pieces, but then fuck up whenever and get away with when they can.
It's a business, they have this shit down to an art.
It's much easier to hate someone when you break them down to be unrelateable to you.
It's why people always describe shooters as "loners" and other stupid labels. It's because people find it easier to hate others when they have a nice label on them that doesn't read "They're just like anyone else, including me".
I don't care if they are "more important" as long as the games I like still get made. even if I'm a smaller part of the market I'm still a part of it after all. but then again this is just another thread to draw more attention to shitty internet personalities
>>283853586 An olive branch is an admirable thing to do, it's an appeal to humanity and sensibilities we hope is in everyone.
Unfortunately in this case, neither side would go for it.
The Game Journos would reject it, because they already view the gamers as enemies, why would they apologise?
Then the Gamers, they suspect that the Game Journos full well know what they're doing is wrong and is just to line their pockets or further an agenda, they've no interest in changing their behaviour because they profit from it.
Shut up, fedoras. Everyone plays video games now. Everyone. Casuals deserve their games just like you get your artifically difficult japanese shit. Just because we get our games doesn't mean you won't get yours.
He isn't. He's editor of their opinion section. Which tbh he's the opposite of who you would want there. Dude doesn't understand what makes a good opinion piece and had been letting any dumb idea for an op ed fly as long as its by the staff. He's a big part of why Polygon isn't just games anymore. Him and Dave Tach and the McElroys probably meet up in Cincinatti to butt fuck.
>>283856987 Seeing people do what 4chan did a few years ago always makes me laugh. People give this site and its users so much shit, but in the end they always end up waddling down the same path unaware that it was their bogeymen that laid it down for them.
Okay so on one hand people like Kuchera want fun to be abolished because they want something else, and anyone who says "They're just games shut the fuck up" is a deeply misogynistic right wing think tank drone. But! If you're a casual gamer, then FUN IS ALL THAT MATTERS THEY'RE JUST GAMES SHUT UP
>>283847696 Here is the thing, No one would claim hardcore gamers are lager then the casual crowd, but something these chuckle fucks don't seem to get is this... 1) We can have both casual and hardcore games, anyone who says we should focus on one or the other that isn't part of development can go fuck themselves. 2) The causal market may be bigger, but its not the safest option because in comparison to the hardcore crowd, casuals don't care or pay attention to video game related business, they buy based on what their friends or TV commercial says they should buy. 3) Anyone who complains about "entitled" gamers while siding with the SJW fucktards they need some serious self awareness, which Ben has shown to have none.
>>283858243 Doubtfully, most harder games tend to go under the radar for the majority of people and unless they get recommended by a friend it's just another game they never bothered with because it didn't get a TV commercial.
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