Bwahahaha. Chill little one. Why you so mad?
As for me mentioning my degree it was actually to retort your statement about my intellect. If I wanted to blow my own horn I would mention the other two... see what I did there?
So arthouse films are bull****? Why? Dont you understand them and therefore dislike them.... gee I wonder what other entertainment medium has that effect on you?
btw my favourite genre is actually Horror, but your bigotry is noted. The hostility towards intellectualism is concerning though.
Real gamers? Piss off child Ive been playing games since 1981.
Games ARE being made for the lowest common denominator. You see games are make by big businesses. Can you say businesses? They are run my men you like to wear expensive suits and make lots on money. The way they make money is by selling as many games as possible. To do this they want to appeal to as many people as possible. So they lower the complexity, and thus the entrance threshold (I can explain this to you later if you like). Now far more people might be interested in buying their game. You see "hardcore" gamers are actually the minority, so our opinions hold very little sway. Before gaming was such a huge money spinner the hardcore demographic was far more representative of the market and thus we were more catered for.
If you dont think LCD economics are at play here then you arent paying attention OR just dont understand. Whats the top selling gaming platform? (I'll give you a hint it the one aimed at casual/non gamers) Casual games dominate the market, and have done so for years now. As a result niche or typically hardcore genres are getting "streamlined" or dumbed down to cater to this crowd. Oblivion is a perfect example of this in action.
Let me explain something to you. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Everyone is free to express it. If you cant defend your opinion intelligently (opinion -> justification -> evidence) then I will use condescension as a tool to illicit an emotive response, as an upset person in most cases feel more inclined to defend a point and offer a more heartfelt justification where previous attempts have been lacking. Sure its a little Machiavellian, but it works for the most part.
If I didnt think you had anything interesting to say, or I just didnt care I wouldnt even respond to you. My online persona is part unfettered id and part social observation. 100% me only without some of the social bindings we voluntarily shackle ourselves with.
For me its serves as 1 part entertainment. 1 part education.