I just came across this summary of a new piece of research that seems to challenges many of the prevailing ‘gamer sterotypes’. I’ve copied some of the words below. The full article is on Gamasutra at the following URL:
“55 percent of gamers are married, 48 percent have kids, and single gamers are twice as likely to go on dates in a given month than non-gamers. That’s according to the results of a new research study from IGN Entertainment and Ipsos Media CT obtained by Gamasutra.
The study, which involved 3,000 participants, says it demonstrates that, contrary to popular stereotypes, gamers are more social, more active and more influential to their friends than non-gamers — and that the average age of gamers who picked up the habit within the past two years is 32.”