Weekly Reacharound Review: Week Of August 8


Posted August 15, 2010 - By Jake Gaskill

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Well, it’s the end of the week, and that means it’s time to look back at the past week’s worth of stellar reader insight, compliments of our stellar readers (That’s you!).

The week started with a classic debate: hardcore vs. casual gamers. Reader lowkevmic brought a harsh but fair perspective to the discussion when he pointed out:

People kill me with this core/serious gamer nonsense. If you guys are such core gamers, then you should be open to play anything that's fun. That's what a real gamer is. Just because all you play is Modern Warfare, God of War, Halo, or any other mainstream blockbuster game, that doesn't make you a core gamer. In fact if all you play is one particular genre, only one console, and unwilling to try new things that you really know nothing about. Then wouldn't that make you a casual gamer?

Tuesday, Nintendo announced that the Wii has now sold over 30 million units in the US, a mighty impressive achievement that, as reader whosdavingo pointed out, proves why Nintendo has managed to remain the dominate hardware maker for several years running:

Nintendo was able to be incredibly successful in a virtually untapped market. While I was one of those "hardcore" Nintendo fans that felt alienated by the new direction the company was taking, I appreciate their courage to separate themselves from their competitors and appeal to a larger audience of people who would normally wouldn't play games. Congrats Nintendo.

It’s always good to mix things up with a little silly, and reader Wozman23 certainly did the job in the following comment about the recent Yakuza 3 review by members of the Yakuza:

I'd like to see this done more often, especially dogs playing Nintendogs.

And then we ended with the week with some “disappointing” news that id Software’s Rage won’t be out until September of next year, but as DevilishBoredom reminded us, developers do their best work when they have time to do so:

Id can take as long as they want to finish this one. Because I know when I go to hand over the cash to purchase it, I'm going to be 100% sure that my money was well spent. Hell even if it did release right this second it be worth every single cent. But still, I can stand to wait it out, I'll still be too busy rockin New Vegas till then to notice much.

And that, folks, is what I call another solid week of using the ol' noodle. Feel free to waste your minds for the rest of the day, but be sure to report bright and early tomorrow as Gamescom 2010 is nearly upon us, and we'll need you all in top form this week. Anyone got anything they'd raaaather be doin' than prepping for Gamescom 2010 week?!

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Weekly Reacharound Review: Week Of August 8


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