Hardcore casual: game culture Return(s) to Ravenhearst

@inproceedings{Consalvo2009HardcoreCG,
  title={Hardcore casual: game culture Return(s) to Ravenhearst},
  author={Mia Consalvo},
  booktitle={FDG},
  year={2009}
}
Scholarly attention to game culture has mostly focused on games that cater to gamers that the literature has deemed 'hardcore,' 'heavy' or at least 'mainstream,' games. Researchers doing so have explored how those who put in large amounts of time playing such games are also productive of the culture surrounding the game. Yet in relation to casual games and their players, we have seen a curious omission. Are elements of game culture such as game capital and the creation and avid use of paratexts… CONTINUE READING

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