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Anyone else sick of Casual and social games?

04-16-2011, 07:21 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Anyone else sick of Casual and social games?

Hey,
I am working on my new platform game and I was really targeting hardcore gamers, I am sick of hearing buzzwords like Casual games and social games. If another game asks me to spam my friends...!!!

The game I am making is really gonna be tough, its going to challenge hardcore gamers and hpefully keep people hooked for a while as I make more hardcore action content!

Am I the only one that feels this? Anyone else just want to play games and forget about the rest of the buzzwords that infecting every platform at the moment?
04-16-2011, 08:19 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 957
yeah, buzzwords suck...including "hardcore"

04-16-2011, 08:27 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 157
Okay, I'll bite. Yeah, I think the focus on social networking, especially as a substitute for gameplay, is pretty unfortunate. But I don't see how a buzzword like "casual" is any worse than one like "hardcore." I guess it comes down to what you're interested in. There's nothing wrong with a casual game - especially on a phone. You might say it was made for casual rather than hardcore gaming. It always comes down to gameplay. Give me a hardcore puzzle game that I can play "casually" on the subway with one hand - I'll be a happy gamer.
04-16-2011, 08:29 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 197
Descriptors aren't "buzzwords" when they actually describe something.
04-16-2011, 08:30 AM
#5
I just let casual gamers have their fun, nothing wrong with people liking different games.

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04-16-2011, 08:41 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
The only buzzwords I'm sick of are "Insanely addictive!". They should be classed as descriptors, but in reality the majority are just bold-faced lies.

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04-16-2011, 08:43 AM
#7
I've found the words that are used most often are true least often.
04-16-2011, 08:49 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
The only buzzwords I'm sick of are "Insanely addictive!". They should be classed as descriptors, but in reality the majority are just bold-faced lies.
So true. When a developer has to tell you lies about the game.. Don't buy it.

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04-16-2011, 10:56 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Croatia
Posts: 13
I totally feel your pain. But only one solution for this - show that there is a "hardcore" market out there.
04-16-2011, 11:01 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,088
Make a hardcore game that will actually attract the masses or quit whining.

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