Gamestop recently made the decision to sell more video game collectibles and they even brought out ThinkGeek, a shop known for its nerd collectibles and memorabilia. This audience loves collecting gaming merchandise and takes great pleasure in building their collection of Mario, Sonic, and Crash Bandicoot collectibles. Gotta catch em all!
The gathering of the gamers! This audience loves going to gaming conventions, such as PAX, Blizzcon, Gen Con, or GoPlay Northwest. They may be going to play up and coming games, try out new gaming hardware, or just to engage with the gaming sphere.
If you happen to see someone cosplaying as Morrigan, ask them what game she is from. If they say Marvel vs. Capcom, it's a cop out! This audience loves cosplaying as their favorite video game characters. They may dress as their favorite series character from franchises such as Mario, Sonic, Overwatch, or Tetris.
As gaming grew in popularity so did the idea of people watching people play. Even if Jimmy Kimmel seems to think otherwise. This audience loves live streaming and likely interacts with the live streaming community through services such as Twitch, Periscope, Youtube Gaming. They may enjoy watching games such as Overwatch, Counterstrike GO, League of Legends, and DOTA 2.
E3 is most exciting time for gaming journalist and gamers alike. E3 has trailers, demos and general information, such as release dates of titles. This audience loves video gaming news! Video games are an integral part of many individual's interactions with the world, so it's no surprise that they take their gaming news very seriously. Polygon, Kotaku, Engadget, and Destructoid are just a few of the great outlets these individuals to get their gaming news fix.
Even with access to strategy guides online, gamers still buy strategy guides. If not for the tips, for the sake of collection. This audience loves strategy guides for games because they enable them to get places they never could before! They may be interested in the Prima game strategy guides, online strategy guides provided by content creators, or websites such as GameFAQs.
Every game has action to some extent. An action games' main focus is to make a character feel like Superman. People in this audience love action video games! They enjoy games that include some sort of fighting or shooting and may enjoy platform games as well. Video games this audience may enjoy include, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption and Dark Souls. This audience may also enjoy other video game genres, such as fighting, shooting or adventure games.
The concept of "open world" has made most games into adventure games. People in this audience are interested in adventure games. They enjoy games where they can take on the role of a protagonist and go through an interactive storyline. This audience enjoys video games, such as The Legend of Zelda, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption or King's Quest.
Ever been waiting for the doctor and you see a 40-year-old man playing Candy Crush? This audience includes people who are casual gamers. They may like a variety of video game genres, but prefer games that require fewer demands on time and skill, as well as games where the rules are simple. People in this audience enjoy games, like Mafia Wars, Bejeweled, Plants vs. Zombies or Mystery Case Files.
Get a bunch of your friends together in one room and throw on a fighting game. It's even more fun if nobody knows how to play. Just remember quarter circle forward + punch. This audience loves fighting games! People in this audience enjoy video games that let them control a character to engage an opponent in close combat, which usually is made up of multiple rounds. They enjoy games such as Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive or SoulCalibur.
Playing online games in an open world environment with lots of other players is the main distinction of individuals in this audience. People in this audience may enjoy a variety of video game genres and play games, such as World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, TERA, or Runescape.
For the last time, Overwatch is not a MOBA! Multiplayer online battle arena games are all the rage for these gamers. They love joining a team and destroying their enemy's structure. They may also enjoy real-time strategy, action, and role-playing games, as MOBA games usually integrate all three of those genres. MOBA video games this audience enjoys include League of Legends, Dota, and Heroes of the Storm.
Whether they're tapping out dance moves, synchronizing musical notes, or waving to the beat, this audience loves a game that emphasizes music! They enjoy video games such as Rock Band or Guitar Hero franchises, Elite Beat Agents, and Tap Tap Revenge.
Running, jumping, sliding, and navigating obstacles are this audience's favorite activities in video games. They enjoy platformers like the Super Mario Brothers franchise, Super Meat Boy, Spyro series, Mega Man games, and LittleBigPlanet.
Puzzle-solving is a pastime as old as the Tower of Babylon game and continues to be a favorite of gamers everywhere. This audience loves games grounded in logic, pattern recognition, sequence solving and word completion. They enjoy playing games such as Tetris, Minesweeper, Dream Chronicles, Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga.
Racing games are all about fulfilling the need for speed! This audience enjoys playing games that emphasize racing events, which include land, water, air or space vehicles, including Need for Speed, Forza, CSR Racing and Mario Kart.
Role-playing games are centered around stepping into another person, creature, or robot's shoes and living in their world! Some games this audience enjoys include The Elder Scrolls, Dark Souls, and Final Fantasy Franchises, and World of Warcraft.
Real-time strategy games are all about building bases, assembling armies, gathering resources, and a-moving your way to victory! This audience enjoys the Age of Empires, Rise of Empires, Total War, and Starcraft franchises, among others.
Call of duty quickly became one the most popular online fps games and is still ongoing to this day. This audience loves shooting (digital) people! They enjoy franchises such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, Half-Life, Doom, Deus-Ex, Quake, and Rainbow 6.
Simulation games are all about losing yourself in an experience, whether flying a plane, driving a tank, or running a farm. These simulations include games centered around construction and management, life simulation, and sports simulation. This audience enjoys games like The Sims, Goat Simulator, SimCity 4 and Football Manager.
Sports game fans love throwing balls, getting points, and winning the big game! They enjoy games featuring team sports, track, and field, extreme sports and combat sports. Some of the games they enjoy include the NBA 2K, Pro Evolution Soccer, Madden NFL, FIFA and Wii Sports series.
Strategy games are all about carefully analyzing a multitude of choices in order to gain advantages! This audience enjoys games, such as XCOM, StarCraft, Civilization V, the Total War series, Rise of Nations and Age of Empires.
VR is humanity's first step towards interacting directly with the digital world. This audience includes people who love anything involving virtual reality and may be interested in virtual reality for recreational purposes, like for virtual reality video games, as well as virtual reality therapy and virtual reality education and training.
While gamers may not be able to agree on much, they can all agree on one thing: PC gaming is where it's at! Some of the popular games this audience is interested in include Minecraft, World of Warcraft, and League of Legends.
Many were taken by surprise when the first Xbox arrived on the scene. Microsoft of all companies making a gaming console? It was blasphemy! However, Xbox helped bring about the huge industry that is now online gaming to those used to playing on a console. People in this audience love Microsoft's Xbox video game console! They may own the newest Xbox One X or Xbox One and have past exposure to the Xbox or Xbox 360. They may be interested in Assassin's Creed, Fallout 3, Gears of War 4, Halo and Call of Duty.
Mobile games are a great way to kill some time or connect with friends in the small, quiet moments between life's greater travails. They may be into Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Angry Birds, Mobile Strike, Agar.io, or Fifa Mobile to name just a few. This audience is also interested in purchasing in-game content such as gems, coins, and upgrades to make their games even more fun!
The Nintendo DS and 3DS are Nintendo's flagship portable-only consoles and the first choice for the gamer looking to pack a lot of fun into a small package. People in this audience play video games such as Mario Kart DS, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, and Pokémon Black and White.
The Nintendo Switch is the choice du jour for this audience! The Switch can be used as a home or handheld console and can be used to play games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Sony PlayStation series of systems have been the gold standard for great console gaming since the first PlayStation in 1995. Individuals in this audience may have the most recent PlayStation 4 and past exposure to the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation 3. This audience enjoys games for the PlayStation consoles, like Grand Theft Auto V, Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars Battlefront and Final Fantasy.
Sony's PlayStation Vita and PSP are top choices for the gamer on the go. They love playing games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, World of Final Fantasy, Borderlands 2 and God of War: Chains of Olympus.