Business Week's Debate Room takes on the topic of videogames, and comes to the conclusion that they are not made for adults, depsite what some may say.
There may be more E games out there then other category but that does not mean that games are still just for kids. I will gladly play a Mario game and have fun with it. I just think E stands for every one like it does. It means any one can play it. It will not be to hard for a new comer or be boring for some one that has been playing games for a long time. Also for the part about that in 06 that there was only 14% of M games on the market that does not mean they do not sell, It happens to be the opposite they sell through the roof and that is why you have people like Jack get all mad when they sell. But there will always be E games yet at the same time it does not mean only kids are playing them. If they are fun that is all that matters to me.
33 years old and love to game doesnt matter to me if its rated m or e as long as its fun... Got my mom hooked on A/C you should see her murder innocent civilians with a big smile... My dads in his 60's and has almost every fps ever made for xbox and 360 My brother games hes 20 ish My neighbors game and theire grown ups too.... lol these guys are denser that that shrink whos running around saying games are bad for kids...
Yea tell that to the surplus of Wii and DS owners. Along with the many who bought the systems with their own money they got from their jobs. edit: not to mention the boat load of M rated titles out there that sell quite well.
This business people are stupid. More adults own PS3 than kids.
It's not just the PS3 man, the average gamer is over 18 anyway. Hell check out how many kids there are in WoW's 9mil+ subscribers.
NO. Actually, the average gamer is 33 not 18.
That's why I said "over" 18 :D At the time I couldn't remember the average age but I knew it was over 18, which is considered the age of adulthood. Which everyone knows 25 is the age you're truly an adult, insurance premiums go down woot.
...Bioshock was a "sleeper" hit?! Yeah, hardly anybody knew about or bought it. Really under-the-radar that one ROFL!
I just think it's funny that a large portion of the public has the misconception that only kids play videogames, while a large portion of gamers have the miconception that only kids play the Wii.
Yeah? My ass. The average age of the video gamer in Canada alone is over 33. This article is irrelevant.
it all depends: action games: made for teens rpg games: made for geeks sports games: made for adults platformers and fighting games: made for kids and teens . I kkid
I would greatly disagree with that. I hardly touch sports games and the genres you mention are for kids/teens are my primary genres. I play my games like I watch movies: genres are unimportant, quality is. If it plays good, it is good. The proof isn't in the pudding, it's in the tasting. Edit: I just saw you're "I kkid." It was wrapped under your pic.
yeah, I dont know why it was down under my pic.
Uhhhh About 15 years ago....On Live I have met and heard more adults than kids.I guess it depends on the system-Xbox 360 and PS3 "Adults" Psp,Ds,Wii and the other handhelds "More kids" Release: This is just my opinion and is in no way affiliateid with N4G or any other member....
becomming more mainstream now. The notion that ONLY kids play video games is completely false. perhaps in the Atari era but certianly not now
This is absolute nonsense so Manhunt, Mortal Kombat, Silent Hill, Grand Theft Auto series are for kids then are they? No obviously they are aimed at adults. This is a stereotype that continues to annoy me I am 23 years old I still enjoy video games I grew up playing Sonic The Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Streets Of Rage games etc when I was 6. I see no reason to stop gaming personally I cannot wait for Grand Theft Auto IV (which I have pre-ordered the Special Edition on the Playstation 3) Condemned 2: Blood Shot, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2, Resistance: Fall Of Man 2 too many to name 2008 has an amazing line up of games in my opinion. The bottom line is kids play games yes but many adults do as well and they always have and always will. Plus think about it hardly any kids can afford videogames and Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 consoles on there own usually can they?
Does 27 years old count as a kid?
Guess that makes me a kid too o_O
Well, everyone has a kid in them.
Well fingers crossed for Berserk: the video game.
I guess I'm still a kid at 30 years old then. Business week doesn't know what their talking about.
It's just buisiness people in suits trying to make themselves more important. We gamers are just getting put down by the man :(
I think they are reffering to both the Xbox 360 and the XBL online service
They bring up "why the top-selling game on Amazon in January was not Halo 3, or any similar strategy-based shooter; it was Super Mario Galaxy for Nintendo Wii." Well I'm in my thirties and I purchased Super Mario Galaxy for myself. What makes them think it has to have a M rating to be appealing to adults? I've played Texas Hold'em on Xbox live with people in their mid 50's and early 60's. I think they have to do more research before coming up with a conclusion like this.
...I disagree with the article on a whole, but he does make a couple of good points. However, Super Mario Galaxy outselling Halo 3? Something's wrong there. Don't get me wrong, they're both wonderful games, but Galaxy certainly didn't outsell Halo 3 (as much as I think it deserved to be even on sales).
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