I Am The Average Video Game Player

Posted: Nov 2 2006, 5:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:17am CDT, in News | Gaming


I Am the Average Video Game Player
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According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) I am the average video game player. They say that the most likely gamer is a 33 year old and that has been playing for about 12 years.

The ESA also says that nearly 70% of American heads-of-households play computer and video games, and go on to say that there are more women over the age of 18 (30%) who play video games compared to males under the age of 17 (23%) that play video games.

I will be 33 this year and I have been gaming since I was three and my dad bought Pong home one day, so I have been gaming for nearly 30 years. Looking back I can recall my dad playing Pong more than me, so perhaps in as much of a way as possible in the late 70’s and early 80’s my dad was a gamer too. Seems that gamers begat gamers.I also have two young kids that play games. Sure I don’t let them play violent games; we stick to “E” rated and the occasional non-violent “T” rated game. My kids and I both enjoy our game time together. For all the political types that say video games are contributing to the demise of our youth I say whatever. Bad parents and no self control are contributing to the demise of our youth.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
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