DarthTwitch wrote:Cue huge argument about the definition of "gamer" according to Evans-Thirlwell.
The lines between "casual" and "hardcore" are quite blurred these days. Besides, as far as I am concerned, if you own a system and play said system regularly, that makes you a gamer. I don't think you can compile a list of games meant for non-gamers, because if you have a system in which to play ANY game on, you're a gamer.
There is way too much snobbishness in the scene.
My dad owns an Xbox but there is no way he is a gamer. He only plays Halo and CoD occasionally, and rarely touches it for anything else. I wouldn't even call him casual, he is that bad at them that he doesn't even deserves that title.
For some people it is a simple system an occasional entertainment purposes, and that does not even count people who might come over your house one day and just join you for a second on one of these games. I mean Christ my grandparents have a wii used only for Wii sports and other crap.
Having a system doesn't automatically make you a gamer, like reading a book doesn't automatically make you a book worm.
I had fun once, it was awful.