Is this the sort of thing you mean?
I get confused when people tell me that simple, accessible video games will be the death of the medium. They weren't the first time.
Some people want to play deep, immersive 'core' games. Some people just want to play Pacman and International Track and Field. For a while, the games industry completely forgot about the Pacman crowd, until the Wii came along. Let them waggle.
@ the OP
For various reasons, the really big suits are only really interested in expanding markets. That was Wii games 5 years ago. It's iPhone and Facebook games now. There is this weird logic that if a new market emerges, the old market must surely disappear. If this were true, Game Workshop would have packed up as soon as home computers came along.
The truth is that the market determines what is successful, not the big men in suits. If you prefer a paid-up-front deep, immersive game experience, just keep buying them. If you keep buying them, someone will keep making them.
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