Video Games Becoming A Family Bonding Experience Now That 80s Gamers Are Growing Up

from the not-such-a-bad-thing dept

With the somewhat pointless backlash against videogamers over the last few years, it's nice to see one new report claiming that gaming is increasingly a family activity, involving both parents and kids. The study is sponsored by a video game company, so there's always the potential for bias here, but it's also not the first such study we've seen. It seems that as video gamers from the 80s have become the adults of today they're still gaming, and they're not as freaked out about video games as the older generation is. A spokesperson for a "family group" who constantly warns about the evils of video games has already blasted the study, claiming that since it was done online, it wasn't representative. Those folks online are much more likely to be gamers, and therefore can't be trusted.
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  1. identicon
    mceep, 7 Dec 2006 @ 8:32pm

    outside

    going outside is definately preferable for kids, if you live in a safe place. I'm in las vegas, and I do the best i can, but's it's not exactly the best place to outside and play around here. I'm hoping someday I can give my daughter the kind of place I had when I grew up, but as the house we lived in when I was a kid now goes for nearly 4 to 500,000 due to higher real estate prices, i doubt it's gonna happen.

    It's safer to stay inside and play video games than to go outside and worry about the damn drug dealers and crap.

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