Mobile gaming has not only exploded onto the market with the rise of smartphones, but they have expanded the idea of what it is to be a gamer. More and more people become casual gamers everyday with the help of games like Angry Birds and Temple Run.
These games are easy to pick up and play on the go as well as cheap. Not every college student has the disposable income to drop sixty dollars every time a new retail game comes out, but everyone with a smartphone can afford to spend 99 cents on the next big mobile game craze or even download it for free.
Even people who we never thought would want to play videogames are jumping on the bandwagon. Parents are becoming engrossed in battles against evil green pigs and teachers are playing scrabble with people across the world. This serves to let those of us who wish to play video games more seriously be more accepted by those who would have previously spurned their life decisions.