Posted on Jan 31, 2012 in Online Games

Typical game player
Life of typical game player isn’t as boring as many people think. Stereotype which shows player as pale, young boy, sitting alone in his room in front of computer, is completely wrong. The research made by Ipsos Media CT in 2008 shows, that fans of computer games are more sociable than those who don’t play games. They like going out with friends, partying and dating with girls. Not uncommon, sport is their second love. They have many interest beyond gaming, for example stamp collecting, skiing, cycling, so playing online games isn’t theirs only hobby. As we see, they don’t lose contact with reality. On the contrary, they live very active life, have a lot of energy and enjoy every day.
Another myth debunked by the study is the average age of players. As I said before, stereotypical player is a young men. It’s not true! Research shows that typical player is about 30 years old, has wife and children! Why is that? Probably because of the fact, that games can be great way to relax after stressful day at work. In additional, about 80% of playing 30. are people on sick leave or unemployed. I suppose that, no one doubts that games are the perfect way to “kill” free time.
The survey was conducted via the Internet and was attended by about 3,000 people. Therefore, the results (in some degree) reflect reality.