“A person who doesn’t play games is outside the cultural mainstream now.”
—Warren Spector, Game Developers Choice Awards lifetime achievement award winner
Warren Spector is brilliant. That probably goes without saying, but I’m reluctant to agree with him in this context. That games might somehow be so common still seems to me like a form of wishful thinking. It would be geat if we could say this and it be true. Unfotunately, the reality is that depending where you live, playing games is a relatively obscure pastime for adults.
If you include the casual or mobile games pool, it becomes more recognized as something people do, but not as a hobby that the players themselves identify with. As usual, Spector might be slightly ahead of the curve. I welcome the day when this statement is unequivocally true.
(Source: gamespot.com, via discovergames)