Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Computer games drive social ties

BBCNews has this post on a recent report from a Pew Internet study about how certain video games can help young people engage with friends and community - and play 'air-guitar':

The Pew Internet study of US teenagers found that few play alone and most join up with friends when gaming. It found that many used educational games to learn about world issues and to begin to engage with politics. The report also found that gaming had become an almost universal pastime among young Americans.

The survey of 1,102 teenagers aged 12-17 revealed that 99% of boys and 94% of girls across the socio-economic spectrum play some kind of computer or video game.

The most popular title was Guitar Hero, followed by Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution.

Read more at - 'Computer games drive social ties'

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