The average age of a video game player, according to Williams et al (2008 p.993), is 33 years of age, with 40% of adults engaging in video game content. Whilst the stereotypical gamer is portrayed by print media as a young adolescent male whom is pale and socially inept (Williams et al 2008 p.995). This would be due to 83% (Williams et al 2008 p.993) of adolescent’s engaging in video game content. However, where do I fit in these figures? I am not an adolescent and I am a female whom is well under 33?
I am not a stereotypical gamer but I do consider myself what Bartle would claim to be an achiever (Williams et al 2008 p.995) within the gaming world. Evident my by games of choice, Tycoon games.
Over the Easter break my boyfriend bought me Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 on Steam . This is a game…
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