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Op Ed

MCV - The danger of taking E3 out of context.
Look, itís time for a reality check. Ten years ago consoles were about gaming. Just gaming. Then the Xbox 360 and PS3 went online, got online networks and it all changed. Then Nintendo had the gall to find a whole new mass audience and the games industry was altered forever.

But like it or lump it, thatís how it is. So if youíre still sitting down at an E3 presentation and expecting a feast of core-gaming worship, youíre setting yourself up for a fall.

Folk can turn up their nose at the merest mention of media content, mainstream franchises and celebrities all they like Ė but this IS the modern video games business. Or more accurately, itís PART of the modern video games business.

Fortunately for us, for every soul-destroying Usher performance thereís an amazing Watch Dogs video. Gaming caters for everybody, including core gamers.

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14. Re: Op Ed Jun 6, 2012, 03:53 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 10:48:
You can get a little $50 STB to play media content, people buy consoles to play games first and foremost. The core are what drives the market, the casuals are often just along for the ride.

If that were true we would all be playing Dark Forces 3, Tie Fighter 2, Mechwarrior 5, Baldur's Gate 3, etc. etc. in photorealistic graphics no less....

No, core gamers are hardly the driving force anymore, they havent been in a loooooong time.
 
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