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Decline US Adults Are Spending Big On Video Games, Playing Mostly On Smartphones

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by ancholive, May 10, 2019.

  1. Phos Savant Patron

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  2. Astral Rag Arcane

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    :lol:

    Yes, I'm sure many of them play those on a regular basis in the current year :roll:
     
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    Space is the only way out
     
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    I'm not a boomer and enjoy Wordfeud, which is basically Scrabble. I bought the game because I hate the ads between turns, and it has been a great decision. I also enjoy shitting on the boomers who do play the game.
     
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  5. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    There is no escape.

    Bow down to your mobile overlords bitches.

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  6. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    My 70 year old mother plays those candy puzzle games a lot.
    I'd imagine it's better for old people to be doing that than spending the time watching TV. Puzzles stimulate the brain and stuff
     
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  7. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    It’s better than watching CNN and other shit news outlets.
     
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  8. A_boring_GOG_bot Scholar

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    This is the reason why Big Fish Games still exist .
     
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  9. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Never understood why I'm supposed to be upset about this shit. I mean it's annoying my wife has her head buried in 2048 or Candy Crush sometimes, but whatever. I like "real" games being more niche. Mainstream fucks everything up. Most of the bullshit you guys bitch about with articles demanding easy modes and female heroes and shit is all because of games getting more mainstream. Let the majority play puzzle shit on their phones, I'm happy to keep them away.
     
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    Both my surviving grandparents are hardcore PC gamers and have codex accounts.
     
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  11. Poseidon00 Educated

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    Good, let the normies and whales get corralled into the mobile market while the PC genre goes back to being a somewhat obscure niche area with lots of quality content being put out like in the 90's.

    I can dream right.
     
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    Don't forget Fox.
     
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  13. belowmecoldhands Savant

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    I got an iphone a while ago and have played several different games on it. One thing I"ve noticed is the games, despite me trying to buy the ones I like, tend to be much simpler than the ones I've played on my pc. I first started playing PC games in 1994. I played some console games, starting with atari, to nintendo and turobgrafx 16, and on to the playstation and nintendo 64. But in sheer hours, I spent more time on my pc. I couldn't find anytyhing on the consoles like what I had on the pc. I don't even mean the power of the processor either, I mean niche simulations and obscure games--things which wouldn't be commercial enough on a console. And it's true today, but i'm not playing consoles anymore, instead I'm playing on the iphone. I think one of the reasons the games on iphone are simpler is because they're made with the interface (and battery) in-mind. For the case of my iphone it's touchscreen and I think most people don't get a game controller for them. It's also a small screen. The result is games are constrained by the medium we use to interact with them.

    More than anything, I find the experience of playing a game on my iphone much less comfortable.
    a) i have to hold it up
    b) the screen seems smaller--so much so I tried those magnifier glasses, and it didn't help much even at 3x
    c) i hate how my fingers use large areas of screenspace when interacting--although this wouldn't be a problem if i used a game controller
    d) touchscreens frequently give me pain... like buttons too small or not pressing it right since I can't FEEL the button
    e) it takes much longer to enter a sentence or paragraph... like in an mmo--and when i use the speech to text it's slower than just typing it on my pc keyboard

    However, iphone game sare portable and you can take them wherever you go--like work. That to me is the biggest benefit. But when it comes to the outright power of immersion and depth and comfort, nothing beats my pc--and I mean nothing. It's like a universe in a box.

    Right now I infrequently play Astronest on the iphone. I slowly raise up the ranks like a snail. On my pc I'm playing Wurm Online and toying with Steam games.

    Rathger than trying to make a pc into a mobile or a mobile into a pc, I think it's better just to use them for what they're good at.
     
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  14. Wyatt_Derp Learned

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    Wait until AugCog/NeuralLink shows up. Remember that Star Trek TNG episode 'The Game'? Yeah, that'll be it. Nothing like watching millions of ppl staring blankly at a wall as they toss around colored balls with their minds.

    If you're a cynical but opportunist type, now might be the time to look into neural link IPOs. The money will flow like wine.
     
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  15. sullynathan Magister

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    tbh tetris is better than most games
     
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  16. BING XI LAO Erudite

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    KYS!
     
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    WordFeud and Chess are all I need.
     
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  18. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    I was somewhat engaged in reading until they mentioned Scrabble and Monopoly.

    If you're going to include board games might as well have football, tic-tac-toe, and pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey thrown in for good measure.
     
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