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    News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    As people spend more time mucking about on Facebook, they spend less on proper games.
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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    I guess it is easier to get in to the game quickly on Facebook for most casual gamer. No installation, minimum system requirements to worry about and quick gameplay. Although i must say Flash is absolute crap. I hope it gets replaced soon.

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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    Hardcore 'social' gamer? And the oxymoron award of the year goes to...
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    It is interesting to see a developer interested in more than simple casual games through a medium such as Facebook. I find facebook too annoying to use because of that though.

    Agreed with aidanjt, not a good name for a genre.

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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Hardcore 'social' gamer? And the oxymoron award of the year goes to...
    Its like a joke I once heard:

    First Guy) I'm a hardcore gamer

    Second Guy) I am too - I've play lots of games on my iphone
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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    @ cheesemp

    Improved your joke>

    Guy 1 : I'm a hardcore gamer
    Guy 2 : Me too, I play loads of games on my iPhone
    Guy 1 : *Facepalm*

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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    I find it hilarious that they can even call them "games"... They're simply pass-times, that is all.

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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    Quote Originally Posted by Wobblebob View Post
    I find it hilarious that they can even call them "games"... They're simply pass-times, that is all.
    It doesn't have to be a multi-gigabyte, graphics-spectacular online role-playing megagame to be a good game, though. Indeed, there are some games that are graphically simple than are still both great fun and very addictive.

    So it really all depends what is meant by "hardcore gamer", and a bit like "great film", "superb music" or "wonderful painting masterpiece", it's rather subject, and somewhat in the eye of the beholder.

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    Re: News - Study shows social gaming eating into console market

    I agree with Saracen.

    I have played Oblivion, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Battlefield:Bad Company 2, Team Fortress 2, Left4Dead, Counter-Strike, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Empire: Shogun 2 and many more considered to be "Class A" titles but I have equally enjoyed games like Osmos, Braid, World of Goo, Greed Corp, Cogs, Crayon Physics, Torchlight, Gish and Trilby which are considered Indie Games but offer a brilliant gaming experience that is often worth far more than you get from lots of "Class A" titles.

    In fact I'd have a MUCH harder time giving up my Indie Games than those "Class A" ones. They use less money, provide me with great entertainment and come in more varieties with more frequent releases than "Class A" titles.

    There are way too many good things about perceived "lesser games" than many people care to acknowledge.

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