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Old 10-24-2008, 07:31 PM
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Gamers get more dates
This morning I posted this on MMORPG.com. Then I realized that you guys would probably appreciate it more over here where we have more thinkers. Over there I get more "discussion" if I post "WOWSUCKZORS I PWZORS."

As a hardcore gamer, for years people have been telling me to get a life. I tell them I have a life. It's filled with fun, adventure and achievements with my friends/guildies. So file this one under "I told you so."

IGN and Ipsos MediaCT have published a study that backs up with data what many gamers like myself and organizations such as gamerDNA have been saying all along. Here is a link to the MSN Money article about the study. The following are choice tid bits:
  • "the average gaming household income ($79,000) is notably higher than that of non-gaming households ($54,000)"
  • "37% of gamers said friends and family relied upon them to stay up-to-date about movies, TV shows and the latest entertainment news, compared to only 22% for non-gamers"
  • "55% of gamers polled were married, 48% have kids"
Here is my favorite and the one that inspired this thread's name:

"The study also indicates that gamers are actually more social and more active than non-gamers. According to the data, gamers were twice as likely to go out on dates as non-gamers in a given month. In addition, gamers were 13% more likely to go out to a movie, 11% more likely to play sports and 9% more likely to go out with friends than non-gamers. "

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The next time you are tempted to scream out "your mom" jokes and accuse people of being immature and twelve yada yada, think again. It may actually be your Mom and she doesn't appreciate the humor. Now she won't lend you her copy of Dexter--so there!
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Your mom is so fat that I could walk over the Atlantic ocean without getting my feet wet if she ever decided to have a bath. I don't really like Dexter anyways.
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I love Dexter. I just hope they bring it back to CBS because I want to watch the sissy version.
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I'm curious about the household income correlation... is there actual causality there, or is it more than a higher income enables more gaming (and also indicates that the person was raised in a higher income home that would have had game systems available as a toy)?
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I tried coming up with a good reply for the statistics but I couldn't, sorry. The closest I came was: "It's nice to know that I'm not going to be a loser anymore if/when I grow up". A troll is a troll.
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I'm curious about the household income correlation... is there actual causality there, or is it more than a higher income enables more gaming (and also indicates that the person was raised in a higher income home that would have had game systems available as a toy)?
I don't know how it works over there, but a game system is a pretty cheap "toy" in the long run if you compare it to all the other options over here in teh Swedon. I suppose that it was different back when gaming was "new", pre-Sega Mega Drive/Nintendo 64/Playstation.
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Hey, I read the long version! But as a gamer who married a gamer...yeah we knew we were cool!
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