‘ “Gamers” Are Over’

Here’s the Gamasutra piece by Leigh Alexander that has self-identified “gamers” so upset they convinced Intel to pull its ads from the site:

Developers and writers alike want games about more things, and games by more people. We want — and we are getting, and will keep getting — tragicomedy, vignette, musicals, dream worlds, family tales, ethnographies, abstract art. We will get this, because we’re creating culture now. We are refusing to let anyone feel prohibited from participating.

“Gamer” isn’t just a dated demographic label that most people increasingly prefer not to use. Gamers are over. That’s why they’re so mad.

She really nailed that.

Thursday, 2 October 2014