Modding have always been a big part of gaming world as we know it. Many of the full-fledged games started as mods of some popular game. After which then got identity on their own and were made a standalone games. Team Fortress 2, DOTA 2, Portal, Counter Strike etc. are some of the prime example of the games made from some mod previously developed. Recently several months ago Valve stirred some water by implementing paid modding in game Skyrim. Obviously backlash was huge so they had to take the decision back in several weeks but it did made some talks in gaming community if it can happen I future or not.
I have been a hardcore gamer for quite some time. As a hardcore gamer I mean who play all type of games, or at least is comfortable with most of them. I am certainly not a criminal case or farmville lover for sure. Being a gamer the conditions of gaming in our country has always haunted me in one way or another. I would like to shed some lights on the gravity of this topic. So please bear with me for the time being.
What they Think About Gaming
Now the biggest problem is that when we talk about gaming, in India it is basically considered as a wastage of time to be honest. A meaningless hobby which requires a very powerful PC and a jump on electricity bills thus loss of money. Ask any parents if they want their kids to be a gamer in his life, and you can see their faces. Their expressions are enough for you to understand that they hate it. Its not just parents with this attitude, even among your non gamer colleagues you are considered as a guy with childish hobbies and freak enough to invest money on them. They might try and make fun of you saying look a kid is going, they don’t even know that many games are made for mature people and not kids. Worst problem is that they don’t know and they are good with it.