Why gaming is a positive element in life

We constantly hear how gaming damages kids and creates violent monsters, or how it is anti-social and can ruin relationships. But what does the actual research have to say about that?

Well to be fair a quick infographic isn’t going to answer that question accurately but it does give us some sound bites to throw out at the next braai.

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Key points to take from this

  • Violent shooters aren’t even in the top three genres of video games
  • 83% of parents know exactly what games their kids are playing
  • only 9% of kids under 18 are classified as hardcore, it’s not addictive
  • 63% of parents believe video games are a positive part of their kids’ life

The stats are a little old and only reflect the American market but I think it’s an interesting look on our hobby

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer


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