early 13c., from Old French devocion "devotion, piety," from Latin devotionem (nominative devotio ), noun of action from past participle stem of devovere "dedicate by a vow, sacrifice oneself, promise solemnly," from de- "down, away" (see de- ) + vovere "to vow," from votum "vow" (see vow ).
In ancient Latin, "act of consecrating by a vow," also "loyalty, fealty, allegiance;" in Church Latin, "devotion to God, piety." This was the original sense in English; the etymological sense, including secular situations, returned 16c. via Italian and French.
Casualization is a trend in video games towards simpler games appealing to larger audiences, especially women or the elderly.  Some developers, hoping to attract a broader audience, simplify or remove aspects of gameplay in established genres and franchises.  Compared to seminal titles like DOOM , more recent mass-market action games like the Call of Duty series are less sensitive to player choice or skill, approaching the status of interactive movies .  The press rarely calls attention to depth or features found in retro games but missing from new releases.