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AtomicPC was at the event, and reported that Microsoft’s director of entertainment and devices, David McLean, quipped to his audience “Gaming’s not just for sweaty thirty year olds in Metallica t-shirts,” among other digs at “basement-dwelling nerds” and “impenetrable control schemes.” The core gamer community’s reaction has been extremely negative. Atomic PC’s writer on the scene said “It’s a doubly galling revelation. It’s nothing about Zynga that hasn’t been said before, but this time, Gamasutra’s Nicholas Lovell laid into the exposé’s author, accusing him of elitism.
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