[Eurogamer] Industry analyst Sean Dromgoole has identified a range of gaming "types" as part of an attempt to explain who plays what games - and why.
GameVision regularly surveys 40,000 people across Europe, don't you know; he's not just making it up. So - are you a dabbling pack wolf with snacker tendencies, or a reformed hardcore scrapper who's now a loyalist lone ranger? And will you be updating your Facebook status accordingly?
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Just to list a few:
- Dabblers/Marginals - people who bought two or less games in past two months and play for less than an hour a day
- Loyalist - buys not too many games but take a long time playing them (and most like actually finish them).
- Magpie - buys a lot of games but (I guess) a plays a little of each and might abandon them.
- Pack wolves - online cooperative players
- Lone Rangers - players who prefer solo gaming experiences. (eg Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy)
- Snackers - people who like pick-up-and-play games. (eg Minigames collections, BrainAge)
- Lifers - people who like sim games. (eg Sims and Animal Crossing)