[MUD-Dev] Media: Women over 40 biggest online gamers

Michael Sellers mike at onlinealchemy.com
Thu Feb 12 23:00:42 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004


Christer Enfors wrote:
> From: J C Lawrence [mailto:claw at kanga.nu]

>> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4235270/

>> Women over 40 biggest online gamers
>> Study finds many online friendships turned into real-life ones
>> By Ben Berkowitz
>> Updated: 8:03 p.m. ET Feb. 10, 2004

> This study is obviously skewed somehow. There are not more 40+
> women playing online games than there are males playing
> Counter-Strike or EverQuest and such. No way. Perhaps they are
> referring to AOL's own games, or something?

I think they're referring to all sorts of games from CounterStrike
to Zuma.

But frankly, it's something of a conceit to assume that there more
of "us" --hardcore/RPG gamers-- than there are of "them" -- casual
gamers.  I suspect there are more *bridge* players than have ever
played all RPGs or MMOs combined.  It wouldn't surprise me a bit
that there is a large demographic bulge in 40+ women -- even if most
of them aren't playing Counter Strike.

Mike Sellers
Online Alchemy
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