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Survey: Nearly 20 Percent of Social Game Fans are Brand New Gamers

And you claim to "dabble" in FarmVille. A new survey by Bejeweled Blitz maker PopCap and Information Solutions Group found that 68 percent of social gamers play said games at least once daily. That amounts to 81 million players, while a still-impressive 49 million (41 percent) report playing social games multiple times daily.

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WhiteLightning2200d ago (Edited 2200d ago )

Urgh...

I hate how the term "Gamer" has went so mainstream and casual

At one time it was rare to find others who were gamers and usualy it went something like

"Oh you play on games, you have a console"

"Yeah I have, got a PS2 plus I've just got a brand new Xbox, have you played on Jak and Daxter and Kingdom Hearts 2........oh what about Halo Combat Evolve"

"Oh my god you have an Xbox and Halo......ME ASWELL"

Pretty good feeling you got when it wasn't just about games but knowledge about the game industry aswell, when you found another person who knew about games not just how many they have or play on...mainly the big blockbusters.

Now it goes something like

"So are you a gamer"

"What...me......HELL YEAH, I play on Farmville and Kinect sports like 3-5 hours a day, what about you man"

"...........erm...wow, ok I play on Uncharted, Halo, Gears of War, Killzone, Resistance, inFAMOUS, L4D, Half life, Bioshock, GTA, GT5, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Dead Space, Assassins Creed, Portal, Team Fortress, Counter Strike, L.A Noire and Fable....to name a bunch"

".....I've only heard of 2 or 3 of them. Is Half life that third person shooter where that guy goes with the old man collecting tresures by any chance"

"...<Reloads gun and shoots self in face">"

Hufandpuf2200d ago

Almost 100% of Mw3 fans are brand new gamers. SORRY I had too. Please don't punish me.

Sugreev20012199d ago (Edited 2199d ago )

I wouldn't exactly call them "gamers".