Why gaming is a positive element in life

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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

Last Updated: February 7, 2013

Gavin Mannion

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