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Core gamers being “nudged aside,” says Forbes

Tuesday, 30th September 2008 19:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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According to this Forbes article, the modern games industry is becoming increasingly less tolerant of the “core” gamer. That’s you, probably.

“The ongoing paradigm shift in gaming is expanding the industry’s audience, giving the sector steady growth at a time when many others are shrinking,” says author Chris Morris.

“But growth doesn’t come without cost. As parents and seniors become more important to publishers, core gamers are being nudged aside.”

Never fret, though. Avid gamers are going to be increasingly catered for by indie developers. Phew.

“The hardcore is completely safe,” said Warren Spector. “They are less relevant to major publishers, but they are more relevant to independent developers.”

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4 Comments

  1. JesteR

    Yes great. So i guess everything actually was better in the past. No stupid mainstream games like Brain Age or Sing Star but only hardcore games. No unlimited continues or autosave around every corner. Oh well you cant stop that but its sad to see the good old times being gone soon. Nintendo is already not anymore a hardcore company. Only shit coming out there but the Wii and DS is still selling like shit.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. No_PUDding

    What?

    Anyway, I think Forbes talks shit.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. JPickford

    She was alright on Live & Kicking

    #3 6 years ago
  4. furianboy

    The core gamer will never stop being relevant to major publishers. Why? Because we buy games. we buy lots of games.

    #4 6 years ago

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