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Video games grow up as adults jump into game fray

Video games aren't just for kids anymore. More than one in three U.S. adults who go online, or 37 percent, own a video game console and 16 percent own a portable gaming device, Nielsen/NetRatings said Tuesday.

The majority of those console owners, 71 percent, are married, and 66 percent have at least one child in the household.

"As game consoles have become increasingly sophisticated, families have incorporated them into their centralized home media centers, which include the television, digital recording device, digital music player and the PC," said Carolyn Creekmore, senior director of media analytics at Nielsen/NetRatings.

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power of Green 3873d ago (Edited 3873d ago )

Yah! tell that to the young rabid teens and kidz on XBL, they get pretty nasty when they get owned by a person that they find out isn't a teen. lol i'm a level 60 in Lost Planet some boy wanted to learn a not so nice life lesson from me.

PinkPrincess833873d ago

I dont believe the kiddies would like this article. Can you imagine when you were young and getting your @$$ kicked by your mom! How embarrassing, they see it the same way!

Shrek3873d ago

The younger gamers did have to get a little older sometime. I don't believe a true gamer would just give it up out of the blue. In fact the older gamers tend to have the money to decide to get the better systems.

spacetoilet3873d ago

I've been gaming since the Zx81. And I bet not allot of you here remember that lol. Then it was a 48k spectrum, then a whopping 64k C64 (which rules all history) and so on up to today and I'm still gaming. $hit, when Im an old [email protected] with one foot in the grave, I'll still have a console or two. I mean, I don't want to play bingo with the rest of the old folks.

***Bonus points**** To anyone who remembers boarding, and flying, a peice of cheese on C64 mercenary. Or Turbo Esprit on the zx spectrum.

no_more_heroes3873d ago

I've only ever played the NES, N64, ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox and 360, though I don't own any of the next-gen consoles, having only played my friend's 360 and played the demo of Motorstorm. I grew up on Mario games, Donkey Kong games, Crash games and Spyro games. I've only just heard about those alien consoles you mention about two years ago. Yes, I know I'm late, but thats all I knew

SmokeyMcBear3873d ago

Grown up playing games, first the NES, then Genesis, then PSX, PS2, and now the glorious PS3. Have a career with money in the bank, decided to drop a wad on the nice ol ps3 (already had 150 bucks invested due to ps2 warranty... thanks best buy). This is the exact reason I chose sony, so much more than games. True the only real game I play on PS3 right now is resistance, but oh the possibilities for this system. Right now I use it as my media center, waiting on that tv tuner to implemented. I have around 30 and counting dvds ripped and playable via the ps3. When watching tv and the nieces and nephews wanna watch nickelodean, just remote play the psp and have toy story or ice age or some other kid friendly movie to keep em entertained. The Gamers don't neccessarily grown out of gaming, they just find more uses for it.

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