DJMetal Posted April 3, 2009 Report Share Posted April 3, 2009 Okay, if you'll allow me a little rant, and I actually do have a question for everyone here...just a little background first. Okay. "Hardcore" gamers. When I hear this term, I don't think of Halo kids playing their little hearts out or frat boys playing their sports games like microsoft wants me to. No, I think of dudes who have been on the scene since "pong" and who are probably so jaded by the gaming industry they flirt with quitting every time they pick up a new title. I absolutely HATE this marketing bullshit about "hardcore". There are no hardcore gamers, and if there are, they are NOT the people who only own an Xbox360, Halo 3, and a few sports games. One of the things I loved about the video game thing when I was younger was that it hadn't quite gone mainstream yet, at least not in the states. Games were for little kids, and so most marketing was aimed at them. But no, we're over 20 now, games are for everyone, from your dog to your grandma, and those jerks in marketing are doing the same thing to video games that they did to music decades ago. [/rant] Sorry about that. *ahem*. Anyways, what do you guys think of this "hardcore gamer" title, and how do you feel about the evolution of the video game industry (and the image/marketing strategies thereof)? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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