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June 30th, 2012, 15:54
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
What ? Me ?
Nope, I would quote you if I was replying to that. I mean the gamespy author.

Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Who does them ?
The market - that is, the consumers. It's what they understand when someone (publisher, store etc.) else categorises a game. If shops described Diablo 3 as a shooter then the consumer would be confused, but they don't - they describe it as an RPG and consumers understand.

[Edit: an example - we're discussing Diablo3 at RPGwatch..]

They at least must have made up their minds at one point, or their treatment of games in general would be completely erratic, irregular, by chance, etc. …
Absolutely, but stores and publishers have quite a lot of experience. Of course, lots of games can't be categorised, and sometimes a new category will become popular (like 'indie').
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