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Dumbing Down for the Filthy Casuals

Jim Sterling | 10 Dec 2012 17:00
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There are valid concerns with the "dumbing down" of our entertainment, but as with so many issues, there are just as many invalid ones. This is especially true when "inclusiveness" and "dumbing down" are seen as the same thing.

Making games more accessible while providing experienced players with experiences they're used to isn't bad. Providing a variety of modes for less skilled gamers, or optional player help, is a good idea. If you have a problem with that, you're kind of an asshole.

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Jim Sterling is The Escapist's reviews editor and produces Movie Defense Force and Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular, alongside Jimquisition. He also hosts The Dismal Jesters podcast, and does videos on his stupid YouTube channel. He wears good quality ties, not great, but nice enough.