Sofa cliques, or Why Gaming And Club Scenes Fail
No matter how rad the music is, if the people into that music are dicks, or you wind up sitting there alone, you're not going to want to partake.
The solution? Keep throwing curveballs. Every party i've thrown since we picked this up have been multiple demographic events. Electro/Reggae/Industrial. Breakcore/ambient/hiphop. Hiphop/jungle/schranz. If you break up preconceptions like that, keeping people on their toes and never letting the attendance coagulate, you get an equally confused and confounded audience every time, and they find unity in their confusion.
Many, confused and happy > few, knowledgable and content.
If anything, the term "gamer" has fucked us up. We have a "language" now. We have "terms". It makes gaming look like buying into a social group, and it really isn't. It should be about pushing the buttons to solve problems, and coming out of it with a smile on your face. Not coming out of it with "cred".
Fuck gamerscores. Fuck kudos. Gamerscores and achievements = sofa clique generators.