Educational Technology

September 27, 2010

Computer Games – Big Business Even for Women?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:36 am

By JAYE C. BAUTISTA, Mainila Bulletin

In some parts of the world, like in Britain, almost half of the people who play computer games are women. The difference lies in what types of games we play. This past week I had asked around 100 school students to rate the way they used cell phones. The result was that both the girls and boys used their cell phones to talk and text, but, the boys, in addition to talking and texting, also used the phones to “play games, share photos and videos, listen to music and send e-mails.” It’s also interesting to note how popular gaming has become among women of all ages.” Gaming seems to provide “a channel for communications” for women. The survey shows that, in the 12-19 age groups, the percentage of females playing electronic games “only slightly lags behind the numbers of male players.” In the 20-49 age groups, the percentage of women is also fairly close. In the 50-plus age group, the percentages are almost the same.

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