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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    anonymous coward, 7 Dec 2006 @ 4:16pm

    Kind of sad to see playing catch with Dad in the backyard become playing GTA with dad in the family room.

    Dad and kids probably would all benefit from a little exercise and fresh air.

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