Age Stereotypes in Video Games

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The stereotype I will exploring in this blog is Age. For this, I wanted to look at the gamers themselves rather than the actual characters within the games. The reason I wanted to explore this perspective was because I wanted to gather data first hand. For this topic, I utilised 3 different gamers from 3 different age groups to gain a deeper understanding on the topic.

Initial assumptions:

I hate to admit it, when I think of gamers I assume they are either a very young boy or a middle aged man with glasses playing in their basement. Its harsh but I think we can all admit that we have some pre conceived idea of gamers. To prove this theory wrong or right, I turned to reddit where I posted on the sub-reddit ‘gamers’ the following question:

Really interested in peoples thoughts on stereotypes on age groups that actually PLAY…

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