OTTAWA -- People who play video games have better family lives, are more social and make more money than people who do not, according to two new studies.
The Canadian and American studies dispel stereotypes surrounding gamers -- largely that they are solitary, overweight teenagers who are wasting their time. According to the Canadian study, one in two Canadians can be considered a gamer, having actively played video games within the past month.
The average age of a gamer is 40, and half are women. More than 82% play video games an average of 7.1 hours each week.
The U. S. study, compiled by Ipsos MediaCT for video game review Web site IGN Entertainment, found that far from being loners, 55% of all gamers are married, 48% have children and 57% of those who are parents regularly play video games with their children.
The average age of a gamer is 40, and half are women
I hope that puts to rest the whole "girls dun play video games" crap that I keep hearing. xD
(of course you know the next one will be "oh they're not HARDCORE gamers" or "they dun play them WELL" or "they dun play the RIGHT games" or some sort of crap like that)
Neways, given what's been going on with the missing boy in Barrie (they still haven't found him :((( ) whose dad continues to insist gamers kidnapped his son and he has NO responsibility whatsoever as a parent for what happened, this study is a welcome breath of fresh air. :]
It's not rly telling some of us nething new, cuz we prolly knew or suspected that this stuff was true, but it's still nice to see out there given how eager the media is to put down gamers and video games sometimes :| And given how there's still this whole "women dun play games" crap out there >:|