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Everyones A Gamer Now

#1GoIdenAcePosted 8/22/2014 9:01:09 AM
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2014/08/22/everyones-a-gamer-now/


Digital and mobile game sales have grossed more money than physical games for the first time, a new report shows. Itís part of a trend that means the stereotype of gamers as teenage boys is increasingly outdated.

The figures come from industry trade body the Entertainment Software Association. Itís latest annual report reveals that last year the gaming industry, between hardware, accessories and games, grossed $21.53 billion.

In 2013, digital sales made up 53 percent of the total. Thatís up from 29 percent in 2010, largely because the figures include purchases of low-cost mobile game apps.

The report also shows that 59 percent of Americans now play video games to some extent, and that just over half of US homes have a games console. The gender balance is almost even, with 52 percent of gamers being men. When you hone in on just those in the ďmost frequent game purchasersĒ then thereís a 50-50 split.

Thereís also a relatively even spread by age: 29 percent being children, 32 percent aged 18 to 35, and 39 percent being aged over 35. In fact, if you just split to men, women, boys and girls, women are actually the dominant gaming demographic, making up 36 percent of players. Boys only account for 17 percent.

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#2KidInTheHallPosted 8/22/2014 9:04:47 AM
Girls are such nerds.
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#3WyzeGyePosted 8/22/2014 9:07:17 AM
KidInTheHall posted...
women are such nerds.


Ftfy
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#4WyzeGyePosted 8/22/2014 9:08:01 AM(edited)
KidInTheHall posted...
women are such nerds.


Ftfy again
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#5KidInTheHallPosted 8/22/2014 9:10:09 AM
^ Tell your wife to stop backseat GameFAQs posting bro!
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#6BogePosted 8/22/2014 12:05:54 PM
I've had this argument with friends. When does one have the right to call themselves something specific? People call themselves gamers when they play Bejewelled on their lunch break on their cell phone.

If that's the case, I'm a chef, a hair dresser, a mechanic, an athlete, a musician, and a ton of other things. I made a bowl of cereal this morning, I combed my hair, put oil in my car, threw a baseball with my nephew, and sang a song while driving.

The bottom line is we should describe ourselves not to be deceptive. You have to think about what it means to tell someone you're a gamer, or an athlete, or a mechanic.

I am a gamer. I spend a great majority of my time reading about and playing video games.
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#7RpgRagnarokPosted 8/22/2014 12:11:22 PM
I don't see why anyone should be affected by this?
Gaming has become so common in our generation now, I don't see the point of defining a person as a "gamer"
Just like you don't describe a person who listens to music alot as "Listener" or a person who watches TV alot a "Watcher"
All of these are a form of mainstream entertainment that everyone enjoys
#8JKatarnPosted 8/22/2014 12:21:50 PM(edited)
RpgRagnarok posted...
I don't see why anyone should be affected by this?
Gaming has become so common in our generation now, I don't see the point of defining a person as a "gamer"
Just like you don't describe a person who listens to music alot as "Listener" or a person who watches TV alot a "Watcher"
All of these are a form of mainstream entertainment that everyone enjoys


Seriously, who cares about whether you are a "hardcore gamer", "casual gamer", "gamer", "video-game enthusiast" etc. - just play and enjoy the games you like and stop obsessing over turning gaming into some exclusive cult.
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#9pothocketPosted 8/22/2014 12:30:14 PM
Just like you don't describe a person who listens to music alot as "Listener" or a person who watches TV alot a "Watcher"

Just like you don't describe a person who watches movies a lot a 'Cinephile'. Oh, wait....

Guys, labels are ok because it's just language. It's how we communicate. There is a difference between someone that games as a hobby and someone that just casually games. Even if you refuse to apply labels to those people, the concept still exists.

It's amazing to me that some people think if you just ignore a word, the concept it represents just no longer exists anymore.
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#10HighOnPhazonPosted 8/22/2014 12:45:44 PM
Read the topic: Everyone is gay now.

And I am like "yeah pretty much."
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