A group of passionate players who have grokked a game, series or genre and see themselves as part of its journey. Often, tribes seek to change the community or the games themselves–or actively fight to prevent change. Tribes, as distinct from fans in general, are usually responsible for the results of developer-player conversations, for good or ill.

Psychonauts is a fantastic video game, but its near-permanent place in the collective gamer psyche is, in large part, due to the passionate flailing of its tribe.”