A new kind of gamer - a hybrid between the "casual" and "hardcore" demographics - could represent the next paradigm shift for the industry.
Going With The Flow
As much as hardcore gamers may sneer at casual players, one has to remember a rather stark and unpleasant fact - in more than one way, they're better than you.
"Mainstream" games can be popular, profitable - and pretty damn brilliant. Maybe it's time you let yourself enjoy them.
One nerdy lawyer from Boston stumbled into the dream of a lifetime: designing quests for Lord of the Rings Online.