Gamers and Challenging Games

Posted by | May 2, 2011

Gaming, as a community, seems divided into two big camps. On one side, you’ve got the hardcore types with their Ninja Gaidens and Super Meat Boys. The other team is the casual crowd, gathered around the altars of Bejeweled and Wii Sports. It isn’t experience that divides us so. Gen X gamers who cut their teeth and broke their hands on Atari and Nintendo games are just as likely to settle in for a long night of Plants Vs Zombies as fire up another round of I Wanna Be The Guy. Psychologist Nicholaus Noles explores why this is using the idea of “Growth” and “Fixed” mindsets. Which are you? Gamespy has the article.


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