Friday, May 16, 2008

Nintendo says 'Casual' Doesn't Exist

Nintendo Europe's senior marketing director Laurent Fischer says so.

I wasn't going to bring this up until I ran across this amazing response on the Escapist Forum:

By Jon Rose

Let me make the distinction clear for the hangers-on who jumped straight from the short bus into my hobby:

Hardcore - people who keep buying games out of some idiotic habit despite needless complications with hardware, absurd prices, disappointing "AAA" wankfests and/or thoroughly corrupt review industry who seem to have an extreme aversion toward actually fulfilling their function

Casual - everyone else

So, "casual" is at best a useless synonym. "Not retarded" works well enough that we really don't need to coin a new term.



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