Despite the term being about as nebulous, ill defined or "defined for the moment" as any term can be my new policy on the matter, and given my present status as USN prodder/guiding hand I guess halfway unofficial site policy, is anybody caught bitching about such things will be treated in the same manner as anybody caught complaining about someone having literacy. If it is a threat to you or your way of life then you are misguided or, to put it very diplomatically, placing yourself far above others which is not really the done thing as I understand it. Obvious exceptions are for satire and lamenting upon the state of affairs that has led to such a term being deemed necessary by a few absent minded types. Further possible exception if a company outright says or credible analysis says they forwent making a new entry in a franchise you like to focus solely on ultra ultra simplistic games (hint, there are very few games that can ultimately be deemed ultra ultra simplistic and would require more than a long weekend from a proper dev team). Naturally suspect business moves and ethical issues arising from companies that might be said to be "casual game companies" or things done in the pursuit of such gameplay archetypes (they have some radically different monetisation models after all) are entirely excluded from this; suspect moves are best called out if they are widely known. "mobile devices" are probably worth mentioning at this point as they come up in similar conversations (the numeracy to the literacy if you will). They are real, they have specs comparable or greater than a lot of current devices and orders of magnitude greater than anything in the 16 bit era and probably 32 bit as well as evidenced by them being able to emulate such devices and as such they, potential control issues aside, are quite capable of playing any such game from a system there. However, should say Square Enix release a new final fantasy themed game on such devices to the exclusion or detriment of the equivalent on a platform you own you are quite free to say something like "bugger, I really wanted to play that but I do not own the device" or "with the other mobile version pulling focus I imagine it will impact the resulting version on a platform I own" in the same way you might if a developer says further entries/addon content in this series will be [insert platform] exclusive (timed or otherwise) where before it was not or there is little technical reason to do so. Proper whining will still be frowned upon though, for examples of that see bayonetta for the wii u. Megaman platform (3d or otherwise) fans know that you are probably dancing along the cliff edge with several of your number having already gleefully taken the plunge. Following such a thing their status as competitor to whatever is a discussion worth having. As such it is held that it would be a seriously hard point to argue that they are utterly incomparable which given the world deals heavily in percentages, margins and soft/multiple groupings..... If someone can come up with a suitable definition capable of standing up to scrutiny the issue might be revisited, this is considered unlikely as any definition capable of withstanding scrutiny here is likely to be narrow enough to be avoided/dismissed with relative ease.