The Growth of Gaming and the New Generation.
The article above from ICv2 says that the industry has increased in size 20% in the past year, and doubled in size since 2008! Maybe that’s why the “nerd card” has become a thing! If so, perhaps we elder gamers need to be more considerate of the younglings come late to our gaming party. Perhaps they’ll stay geeky and stay in gaming if we, the veteran nerds, welcome them to the party, instead of carrying on like an aging hipster whining about how he liked REM when they were still playing small clubs. I posit a new addition to Nerd Code: Thou shalt not belittle new gamers for being less knowledgeable than thou. The thrill of being more knowledgeable is not worth alienating a novice. Feel free to post your thoughts in our Forum!