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  NaMeNaMe

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2/14/13 8:47:38 PM#21

Guessing this is an American study? The results would be a lot different in let's say Portugal or Netherlands though my hold similar results in UK.

 

Ps i'm 18!

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  Salio69

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2/15/13 7:32:52 AM#22
average gamer has always been an in adult. how is this only "todays gamer"
  tom_gore

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2/15/13 7:42:17 AM#23
Originally posted by KyutaSyuko
Originally posted by niceguy3978
Originally posted by KyutaSyuko
Wait you mean to tell me there are people UNDER the age of 18 playing video games these days?! =P

Don't worry they only plawy WoW.  Or at least that's what  many of the posters around here would have you believe.  Or consoles.  WoW and consoles, yup that's the ticket.

Seems a lot are playing TERA now if global chat is any indication...

It's the graphics. More specifically, the gear and anatomy of the female characters.

  tom_gore

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2/15/13 7:43:48 AM#24
Originally posted by Grunty
Originally posted by Aerowyn

Going off another thread which got edited and removed someone commented saying games were for kids only which i thought was a very odd statement.. i always knew the average gamer was over 18 and you can see here that is very true

http://www.theesa.com/facts/gameplayer.asp

this study shows Sixty-eight percent of gamers are 18 years of age or older.

Gaming has been a hobby of mine since I was 5 years old and got my first atari and don't see an end to this hobby anytime in the near future...  

I'm really curious if others out there really believe gaming is generally a 18 and under thing

Let's see now. Someone studied the population of gamers and found that approximately 68% of all people who play games are 18 or older. Doesn't that also approximate how many people who are 18 or older in the world's entire population?

And this is news?

It's not news to anyone who has been gaming for a while. It might be news to a lot of grannies and other people who have never gamed in their lives because "it's for kids".

  Jemcrystal

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Let em put a slave ring thru u're nose u're prob not going to like where they're taking you. Think.

2/15/13 8:43:53 AM#25
I come from a family of gamers.  We all game.  I would image that is true of almost everyone else who games.  So I would assume the gaming world, any part of it, is a reflection of real life.  There will always be more young people than old; it is in the dynamic multiplication of two people create one or more people.  Thus there will always be more youth for everything, including gaming.  That is why it is up to any of us, old or young, who have acquired wisdom to try and impart it to those who have not.  Kindness is the first rule.
  Phelcher

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2/15/13 3:35:38 PM#26
Er.... what "games"...?


Shoots & Ladders, Monopoly and solitaire are all games with a large dichotomy in the ages that play each. So some focus is in order to discuss the topic within an mmorpg forum.

Given that, most people who play (ie pay) for mmorpg's are adults, mostly in their 30s.

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  Rossboss

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2/15/13 3:59:28 PM#27

I like the statistics about how parents play video games with their kids. Most of the statistics are about general gaming. This includes all kinds of gaming, from board to card to mobile to mmorpgs.

I'd like to see them do the same statistics about each segment of gaming.

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  wesjr

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2/15/13 4:04:56 PM#28

I have been playing mmo's since a little game called The Realm, then I beta tested EQ, swore I would never play it (6 years later I quit EQ)

Played/beta'd just about MMO out there

 

I am 46 now and I play PC games every night, I find I cannot play most MMO's in ENDGAME anymore due to my lack of patience :(

 

I am playing APB a lot now, waiting for EQ Next (man, I hope it is close to EQ)

  FromHell

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2/15/13 4:09:00 PM#29

I´m not touching anthing "Rated T" or below with a six foot pole.

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  Aerowyn

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OP  2/15/13 4:11:56 PM#30
Originally posted by FromHell

I´m not touching anthing "Rated T" or below with a six foot pole.

so basically you just dismiss over 75% of the games made? seems odd

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Iselin

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2/15/13 6:22:43 PM#31
I'm proudly helping to bring-up that average! I could be a grandfather if it wasn't for the fact that my son and daughter in law are still refusing to reproduce.
  GrayGhost79

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2/15/13 6:26:27 PM#32
Originally posted by Iselin
I'm proudly helping to bring-up that average! I could be a grandfather if it wasn't for the fact that my son and daughter in law are still refusing to reproduce.

We can trade kids. We are trying to get our eldest daughter to stop reproducing. 

  Iselin

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2/15/13 6:28:12 PM#33
Originally posted by GrayGhost79
Originally posted by Iselin
I'm proudly helping to bring-up that average! I could be a grandfather if it wasn't for the fact that my son and daughter in law are still refusing to reproduce.

We can trade kids. We are trying to get our eldest daughter to stop reproducing. 

 Lol. good idea. Maybe we can at least do a swap next thanksgiving :)

  Yamota

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2/15/13 6:28:45 PM#34

I keep hearing that games are for adults, and I would tend to agree that most gamers are 18+, but then why are almost all games, and MMORPG in particular, so simple? WoW for example is so easy to play that a 10 year old could excel in it.

We need more games which requires you to be a thinking, patient adult instead of hack and slash games.

  Aerowyn

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OP  2/15/13 7:05:21 PM#35
Originally posted by Yamota

I keep hearing that games are for adults, and I would tend to agree that most gamers are 18+, but then why are almost all games, and MMORPG in particular, so simple? WoW for example is so easy to play that a 10 year old could excel in it.

We need more games which requires you to be a thinking, patient adult instead of hack and slash games.

because the average gamer doesn't want a game that's frustratingly hard majority of the time.. believe it or not but many people actually don't find hard games fun at all and won't even bother.. obviously some do enjoy the challenge of games like dark souls and such but the big market is in the type of games that are accessable to everyone not just for hardcore elitists

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Iselin

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2/15/13 7:16:48 PM#36
Originally posted by Aerowyn
Originally posted by Yamota

I keep hearing that games are for adults, and I would tend to agree that most gamers are 18+, but then why are almost all games, and MMORPG in particular, so simple? WoW for example is so easy to play that a 10 year old could excel in it.

We need more games which requires you to be a thinking, patient adult instead of hack and slash games.

because the average gamer doesn't want a game that's frustratingly hard majority of the time.. believe it or not but many people actually don't find hard games fun at all and won't even bother.. obviously some do enjoy the challenge of games like dark souls and such but the big market is in the type of games that are accessable to everyone not just for hardcore elitists

Funny you should mention Dark Souls. My son gave it to me as a birthday present for the PS3 (or was it Xbox? I forget) and I must have politely said something to him about enjoying it because he gave me the 2nd one as well... I lied. I found it intriguing but ultimatley frustrating.

  Aerowyn

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OP  2/15/13 7:19:47 PM#37
Originally posted by Iselin
Originally posted by Aerowyn
Originally posted by Yamota

I keep hearing that games are for adults, and I would tend to agree that most gamers are 18+, but then why are almost all games, and MMORPG in particular, so simple? WoW for example is so easy to play that a 10 year old could excel in it.

We need more games which requires you to be a thinking, patient adult instead of hack and slash games.

because the average gamer doesn't want a game that's frustratingly hard majority of the time.. believe it or not but many people actually don't find hard games fun at all and won't even bother.. obviously some do enjoy the challenge of games like dark souls and such but the big market is in the type of games that are accessable to everyone not just for hardcore elitists

Funny you should mention Dark Souls. My son gave it to me as a birthday present for the PS3 (or was it Xbox? I forget) and I must have politely said something to him about enjoying it because he gave me the 2nd one as well... I lied. I found it intriguing but ultimatley frustrating.

i too found dark souls more frustrating than fun...

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Ppiper

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2/15/13 7:23:48 PM#38
Originally posted by Kyleran
Originally posted by Aerowyn
Originally posted by niceguy3978
Originally posted by aylwynn
To be honest I saw the most underaged community in F2P or B2P mmorpgs OR in MOBAs like League of Legend or Dota2. I quit playing World of Warcraft after some month enjoying Burning Crusade.

Do you mean immature, or truly underaged?  How would we even know the age unless we personally know the people playing the game?

even on teamspeak its pretty hard to tell if someone is 16 or 20

Back when my son was first playing WOW when he was 12 our guild thought he was my daughter because his voice was so high.

Fortunately no longer has that issue, (he's 20 now) but it was good for some laughs back in the day.

I was old when gaming started, and have been getting older ever since.  Didn't even start MMO's until was almost 45 years old, so from where I sit MMO's have always been full of younger folks. (all relative)

There certainly are more younger players in MMO's today than when I started with Lineage 1 or DAOC, but I wouldn't say its the province of the young really.

 

I'm amazed at how many "older" players there are, including myself. 

  shingoukieh

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2/15/13 7:57:34 PM#39

eve online is about imma guess 95 percent 18 and older. all the tournament footage of games i watch like cod, streetfighter, league of legends, most are adults. 

Games IMO are meant for the 15-30 crowd nowadays...unless it has a kid type them to it. Most of the GW2 fanboys are GW1 players...and that game is like 6-7 years old...so u gotta figure that they are adults now playing GW2. For me im 28 and have been playing games since atari and NES. I dont play games as much as a teenager would but i still play. Dont go out and buy every new release very picky on what i buy nowadays (especially since the 2012 pc hype games). ill proly play games till the day i die. For now i just play 1 mmo im into and the rest emulators just playin retrojunk.

  MadnessRealm

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2/15/13 8:14:46 PM#40
Originally posted by Yamota

I keep hearing that games are for adults, and I would tend to agree that most gamers are 18+, but then why are almost all games, and MMORPG in particular, so simple? WoW for example is so easy to play that a 10 year old could excel in it.

We need more games which requires you to be a thinking, patient adult instead of hack and slash games.

Perhaps it is exactly because those games are geared towards adults that they are simple? Adults have a lot of responsabilities that they did not have say 10+ years ago when many started gaming and could spare several hours a week (or day) playing video games. Nowadays they're stuck with a job, family, tight schedule, household chores, etc. In that sense, making MMORPG more accessible allows those players to access the enjoyable parts of a game that would've otherwised taken them more time than they could afford to spare.

From a business point of you, seems to be working pretty fine. Sadly this change costed usfeatures or mechanics that many of us prefer.

 

Note: I'm just talking about adult in the general sense. I'm saying this before someone shows up saying "I'm an adult and I've got plenty of free time!".

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