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I'm doing a survey for my psychology class. I had to chose a observational or experimental research approach and i chose an observational research question.

My question I chose is the relationship between why people play video-games and age.

Do you play video-games and if so what type of game do you play and why do you play them? Please say your age in the comment.

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Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:52 am
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This is an incredibly vague question
I also hope you don't expect a comprehensive list of all the games I play because that isn't happening


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JJA79 wrote:
My question I chose is the relationship between why people play video-games and age.

The question you should be asking then is "What is your age and why do you play videogames?"


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I like strategy games, specially if they are turn based and online. I don't know, I like playing a lot with my friends, and in that kind of games you usually don't need to waste time leveling or finishing incredibly long quests, it's just a straight forward friendly competition.

And I'm 18.


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I hope this is like middle school psychology or something because this if pretty lackluster. I guess you're just try to blow off this assignment so I suppose that's understandable.


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I enjoy playing brutally violent videogames to repress the bloodlust that haunts me every day, whispering in my ear, telling me to let loose. And yet, sometimes I fear it's not enough. I need more violence with each passing day. I'm no longer satisfied with beating a hooker senseless with a lead pipe. Now I need to beat 4, or 5 hookers nightly with increasingly unlikely and preposterous weapons. I'm not sure where it will end.

I certainly hope I haven't skewed your survey.


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I'm thirty eight and I typically play massive scale grand strategy games. For the challenge, of course. There is something about seeing that small family that owned a castle in Cornwall now ruling over an empire that spans Britain, France, West Germany and Northern Spain. I prefer the real time ones, mostly like Hearts of Iron 2 and 3, Europa Universalis 3, and soon to be four, Victoria 2 and especially Crusader Kings 2. I love that game.

I occasionally play more casual games whenever I need time to strategize, so I'll pull out Civ4 and play that for a while, usually on Emperor difficulty, with the Rise of Mankind mod on a large map. Caveman2Cosmos has taken a lot of time time, especially with that massive tech tree :D


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I like pwning noobs, but I get bored by every game in existence after some 60mins. You can only pwn noobs in that many ways.
In some games I play there are no noobs to pwn, and those are the games I mod, like dwarf fortress.

I'm 27.


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Anything i deem to be fun, rather vague i know, but that how it is, I don't really have a set genre of games that i play all the time, I could say RTS/TBS (real time strategy, Turn base strategy) games mainly, but again it's any game i deem to be enjoyable.

Although i think Lately it has been Hack and slash games, And TBT, (Turn base Tactics, like Front Mission, Fire emblem and the recent X-com game) along with RTT (UFO Aftermach).

And i'm 20.


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I mostly play real- and turn-based strategy and tactics games, such as the Total War series, Company of Heroes, Dawn of War and Civilization.
I also play simulation games, varying from war simulators such as ArmA 2 to flight simulators and combat flight simulators.
I'm 15.


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I like to think I play a wide and varied range of videogames, not limited to but including warfare games, first and third person shooters, sandbox games, adventure games, puzzle games, train simulators and dating sims.

With a lot of them it's all about the challenge, achieving a task that I set out to do with realistic goals and short term rewards, including sandbox games and train simulators, but not including dating sims and adventure games, which I regard as more of a "good book" philosophy. An excellent story can and does preoccupy me for weeks at a time.

I'm 16, but I was introduced to videogames at a slightly later age than my peers and have always been a console behind and a PC too underspecced.


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Roast Veg wrote:
I'm 16, but I was introduced to videogames at a slightly later age than my peers and have always been a console behind and a PC too underspecced.

N64 for lyfe. Nothing beats four people playing those games. ♥♥♥♥ gets competitive at a rate you wouldn't believe.


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My console history is PS1, PS2, Wii.
My handheld history is GBASP, DS, 3DS.


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Console history: SNES, N64, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox360
Handheld: GameBoy (The big gray ♥♥♥♥), GameBoy Pocket, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, GameBoy SP (the one I still use), GameBoy DS
I got nostalgia out the ass.


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Console history: Wii
Handheld history: GameBoy Color
So yeah. I've always been a PC master race elitist snob


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