#RandomRant ahead... Someone posted this in one of the gaming groups I belong to. Several comments later, he posted the 2nd image to assert his point.
I think this kind of opinion is a very uneducated sweeping generalization a.k.a. A load of BS.
Although there was probably a time that this might seem true, with our current technology; #Gaming has become more versatile regardless of its platform. Someone who thinks that #Mobage = Candy Crush (or something similar) obviously hasn't looked past the landing page of his phone's app store. Back when I had ample phone memory, I had a page full of #OtoGe and another page for #RPG / #JRPG; and those didn't even scratch the surface of the number of #Games available.
Someone in the comments said that #Mobile gamers can't be called actual gamers and someone also said that even though you can call them gamers (based on the definition of the term) you can't call them hardcore gamers.
Uhm... ok?! O.o So are you telling me that just coz you have a complete Razer gaming system and own all types of console, that makes you a Hardcore #Gamer?
Someone who is hardcore towards anything is someone who invests time, effort, money and does the things he love with passion and gusto. Even if you have a complete gaming system and all the consoles, if you don't play regularly and don't even have gaming as part of your Top 5 priorities then imo that doesn't make you hardcore. You're just a Casual compared to someone who plays a MobaGe religiously everyday, doesn't miss a single event and sets aside a gaming allowance for IG purchases.
Likewise, someone who thinks that MobaGamers=Casuals is obviously delusional. Aren't you folks forgetting that the game genres for Smartphones are the same as in other platforms (i.e. VN, RPG, FPS, RTS, etc.)? Ntm a lot of titles from #PC and Consoles have a Mobile counterpart (e.g. Diner Dash, Cooking Mama, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, etc.).
Technically I shouldn't be mad coz I'm close to the Ruling Monarch in this hierarchy. I started out with PC games, then handhelds and then Smartphones. Only thing missing are home consoles. But even so, I hate this kind of elitist mindset in the gaming community.