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Gamers are happier and make more money than non-gamers
10-29-2008, 10:45 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-29-2008, 10:46 PM by K.Trout.)
Gamers are happier and make more money than non-gamers
I just came across this study which claims gamers are happier, make more money , are more social, and even get more exercise than no gamers...I'm was just wondering how many here are video gamers and If you agree with the stats in the study.


Video gamers high earners, athletic and dating: studies
New studies dispel myth of video game players
Vito Pilieci, Canwest News Service Published: Tuesday, October 28, 200
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.

"Families are getting very involved and parents are becoming more supportive about gaming," Judit Nagy, vice-president of consumer insights with Fox Interactive, IGN’s parent company, says. "It’s fun and interactive and a nice way to play with mom and dad."

The studies come as residents of Barrie search for 15-year-old Brandon Crisp, who has been missing since Oct. 13 when he left home following what his parents claim was an argument over his obsession with video games. In contrast, Ms. Nagy says video games have become a family unifier, just as board games brought families together decades ago.

"Family gaming is becoming a big part of Canadian families’ pastime. Mom, dad and the kids are all playing together," said Nicole Helsburg, spokeswoman for the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.

"Those who grew up playing games have taken that into their adult lives and are now embracing that as a way to spend time with their kids."

The U. S. study also found that gamers who are young and single are far more social than their non-gaming counterparts. Single gamers are twice as likely to go out on a date in any given month. They are also 9% more likely to go out with their friends than people who do not play video games. In addition, gamers are 11% more likely to play sports than non-gamers and spend the same amount of time per week reading books as those who don’t play video games.

"All this underscores the fact that gaming has become a mainstream medium in this country that appeals to people from all walks of life," said Adam Wright, director of research for Ipsos MediaCT.

While their social lives seem to soar above their Xbox-less peers, gamers also make more money than those who do not play video games, the study found. According to the IGN study, the average income of a gaming household in the U.S. is $79,000, compared to $55,000 for those households that do not play.

Anil Somayagi, associate professor in the department of computer sciences at Carleton University, wasn’t surprised by the discrepancy in income. He said many gamers are highly educated and technology savvy, traits coveted by employers offering higher salaries.
10-30-2008, 10:15 AM,
Gamers are happier and make more money than non-gamers
most people don't even have the money to buy a gaming device or get an 'official' education to get that officially high paid job. asked the wrong group of degenerate technofetishists whose prime motivation is to spend their cash on more gadgets to fiddle with. biased pro zombie propaganda study.

musical instruments are the superior gamepads:)
10-31-2008, 04:46 PM,
Gamers are happier and make more money than non-gamers

Who cares???
“Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a twat.” - Professor Brian Cox.
11-01-2008, 09:28 PM,
Gamers are happier and make more money than non-gamers
stop with negative fucking comments

just because you don't care doesn't mean that they should not post whatever they want.

if you want to post somthing that you care about please do, but i doubt you will be able to cause you are such a moan.
11-02-2008, 06:06 AM,
Gamers are happier and make more money than non-gamers
I don't know, I haven't been playing games at all recently, but just the other day I downloaded Spore and let me be the first to say that game sucked out loud. Maybe I just bought into the hype a little too much. But damn for something I thought would be in depth it was simplistic and boring. The majority of the game seems to be devoted to accessorizing and painting your vehicles. If I wanted to do that I'd buy Barbie Adventures or Hello Kitty Island. Granted I didn't buy it, but still I might have if I felt it was good enough.
The belief in 'coincidence' is the prevalent superstition of the Age of Science.

&I don't understand why you're taking such a belligerant tone when you're obviously the ignorant one here. &
11-03-2008, 03:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-03-2008, 03:47 PM by CelticSecret.)
Gamers are happier and make more money than non-gamers
So Fox's latest message is Video games make
you cooler,
more popular,
more athletic,
a great way of bonding with your kids ?
intellectual ?


Edited to say
after i got off my "high horse"
i realised i perhaps took the OP too seriously:content:
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