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Submitted by Gekko 585d ago | article

What Kind Of Person Plays A Sports Games? MIT Has The Answers

Owen Good:

More than a year ago, Abe Stein of the Game Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reached out to me about a survey he was conducting, an examination of sports video gamers. Stein, himself a committed sports gamer, wanted to know who made up this segment of gaming — long viewed as an outlier to the main gaming culture — and what motivated them.

His findings were finally published on November 20 in Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. There aren’t many surprises in what was uncovered from a survey of 1718 gamers (all over 18 years old), many of them coming from readers of the US Kotaku. (Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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