TheLegendofPie

TheLegendofPie

Professional gaming nerd and Computer Science major at Ithaca College, NY, dreaming of one day writing music for games.

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    Why Does My Mom Play So Much Candy Crush?

    An analysis on how mobile/casual games have exploded into the market in recent years and why it is that people who play these kinds of games on a daily basis are, by definition, gamers themselves.

    Also includes a short section on why a lot of people decide to ignore such a definition and instead criticize those who play casual games like Tiny Tower and Bejeweled.

    • Funny title! I would also include Angry birds if the writer decides to talk about multiple games, because Angry bird's popularity led to animated shorts and a film that will come out in 2016. – YsabelGo 5 years ago
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    • I find mobile games fascinating- whoever writes this should definitely watch the game theory episode about Candy Crush, and the psychology it uses to keep players intrigued. – akasharose 5 years ago
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    • Interesting idea. My mother would never consider herself a gamer, but she plays solitaire on her phone on the train home from work every day. – MichelleAjodah 5 years ago
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    • There is a great deal of psychology behind why these games can be so addicting. It's actually really interesting, and it will be interesting to see how whoever takes this explores the topic. – Vexliss 4 years ago
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    • This makes me want to interview my parents on the subject. My dad considers himself a gamer though he doesn't have time to play much other than Marvel's Contest of Champions. But my mother detests the idea even though she plays more mobile games than him. – TGoutos 4 years ago
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    TheLegendofPie

    I don’t quite get why you think no one wants to spend hours on a game – it’s actually much more correct to say (like you mentioned) that nobody has time anymore. I myself want to put TONS of hours into Skyrim, Fallout 3, Far Cry, etc. but I’m a full time student.

    But it’s also because of these time constraints that I find myself not wanting to use walkthroughs – I find if I do, I miss out on that great experience waiting for me within the game and if I’m spending my precious free time on a walkthrough then why would I even bother playing the game?

    Video Game Walkthroughs and Gaming Culture
    TheLegendofPie

    Does this mean I should start playing it?
    I think you’ve convinced me; it’s rare for me to see such an enthusiasm for a choice system in any game. The systems either suck or are not what the player intends to do and thus breaks immersion and the experience.
    But from what you’ve described in Mass Effect’s choice-based play and its complexity, I think I’m gonna grab it next Steam sale.

    The Role of Choice in the Mass Effect Universe
    TheLegendofPie

    What about selling to the adult male audiences, though? In Japan, not a lot of people have time for relationships because of the high encouragement to work – so couldn’t most of the fanservice and ecchi be some kind of a relief for most of the male Japanese demographic?
    We should also consider anime like Free! and Kuroko no Basket. These anime are aimed specifically for the female audience, even if not quite ecchi.

    So yes, I believe sex sells but not just to young males.

    Titillating Anime