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38. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2012, 22:39 Quboid
PopCap was casual gaming's poster child and sadly, there was a lot of blanket hate for casual gaming, utterly mindless stuff. Not universal and as I said, PopCap does appear to genuinely more popular than I'd remembered - but I believe it was considerably less popular than you remember. Perhaps those who liked PopCap's games didn't see the wider world frowning on their mindless, moronic little games. Does no one else remember how casual gaming was/is seen here?

There was certainly trolls way back when, but (rose tinted specs on) they were unsubtle and harmless.

You speak a lot of sense Verno. This thread suggests I did overestimate the dislike of specifically PopCap back when they were independent, and PopCap is ultimately the subject here. However, I do believe quite a number of fools did have a blanket dislike and dismissal of anything casual and this included PopCap. Although they were independent, no one ever referred to them as an indie developer, because indie = cool and casual = uncool, ergo independent casual != indie.

Let me ask you guys this: how do you think casual gaming was considering a couple of years ago? How is it considered today?
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