Hard Core

News of the Jupiter Research survey, which linked a lower income with more game playing, has been making its rounds. That fact alone is an worthy of discussion. However, what gets me is the following:

… what is known as the “hard-core” category, or those who buy more than six games per year.

Six!? Six games a year makes you a hard-core gamer? In that case, I don’t want to know what category I fit into.

Screenshot images that game companies throw into press-releases or onto their game’s packaging annoy me immensely. Most of the time you just know they aren’t even remotely accurate. For example, the worst case is when the packaging for a game has screenshots solely taken from game cinematics, where no gameplay is shown whatsoever (I’m looking at you, Final Fantasy VII.) Avault looks at this practice with Freeze-Frame: The History of the Screenshot.

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