You can post your stats all you want, but when everyone I know doesn't play a game, that usually means something.
Anecdotal evidence means nothing.
The game, quite simply, is growing in popularity.
You assumed it was declining.
You're wrong. And sadly, not willing to admit to it.
Just because you don't like a game, or in many cases just because a game is awful, doesn't mean it isn't popular.
CSS is the most popular online FPS game. It wasn't a few months ago. So yes, that says something, much more than whether or not you know anyone that plays it.
Personally I don't know a single person that plays it. But I don't really know any gamers.
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