"As hypothesized, health-risk factors – specifically, a higher BMI and a greater number of poor mental-health days – differentiated adult video-game players from nonplayers. Video-game players also reported lower extraversion, consistent with research on adolescents that linked video-game playing to a sedentary lifestyle and overweight status, and to mental-health concerns. Internet community support and time spent online distinguished adult video-game players from nonplayers, a finding consistent with prior research pointing to the willingness of adult video-game enthusiasts to sacrifice real-world social activities to play video games."
I feel Wikipedia explains it best.
"Beginning with Microsoft's 1979 move from Albuquerque, New Mexico to nearby Bellevue, Washington, Seattle and its suburbs became home to a number of technology companies including Amazon.com, RealNetworks, McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility), VoiceStream (now T-Mobile USA), and biomedical corporations such as HeartStream (later purchased by Philips), Heart Technologies (later purchased by Boston Scientific), Physio-Control (later purchased by Medtronic), ZymoGenetics, ICOS (later purchased by Eli Lilly and Company) and Immunex (later purchased by Amgen)."
That mixed with Vista going Beta/RC/RTM back in 2006. I think they surveyed Microsoft.
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I have to dissagree with this to a point. Me and my girlfriend both play team fortress 2 a lot. We are both members of the same clan. We both do are part and the social aspect is huge. She is on "council" there which is like the government I suppose. She and others on council decide among the people that applied who will get in and things like changes to the 7 server we run among other things.
Me I don't make as many decisions, but I play comps. I am above average, but not near the best out there, but overall the clan does well. We are in 2b in 6v6 in the The TWL league if anyone cares.
Anyway we take are games seriously and I would consider us solid hardcore gamers. We are both in well shape and from the looks of the pics thread at our forums most of the people there are thin and in shape. We have all sizes there, but I wouldn't say that it is above the average level.
I am on the computer a lot, but I don't sit there all day. I work 40 hours + a week and work out regularly. I could see how sitting in front of a computer all day could kill your body though. For a while I had a crappy chair and had bad back problems. I go a nice $100ish chair that was recommended to me and I am cured of that.
>The study was conducted in 2006, but results were not analyzed until 2008.
WHAT?!? They let us be fat, unhappy, and middle-aged for three years before telling us? Well! If I could write I'd write a nasty letter to my congressman, if he could read!
Don't worry, Bob, they weren't studying you. One of the nice things about the Fundamental Attribution Error is that in a study like this you can validly claim to be a statistical outlier. It would take at least 300 samples to seriously impact the data; that's you and 299 girlfriends.
And if you had that kind of population to sample from, I kinda doubt you'd be fat and unhappy. Middle-aged? We're still working on that one.
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Where are the FragDolls when you need them?
The causation correlation argument is old as the egg and chicken. What part of the study showed that video games caused a sedentary lifestyle as opposed to video games attracting fat middle aged men with no social life.
And as the guy above Davo mentioned what about the location they took this sample from it is tech central for the North West.
(sarcastic tone of voice:) Wooow, I dont' think I could've come to that conclusion all by myself. The verrry clever scientist says "women gamers may be self-medicating, essentially "forgetting their troubles" during the game." He must be right because nobody EVER does any recreational activity in order to forget troubles. I mean, while I'm playing sports, I make sure to keep my troubles firmly in mind. You do too, right? Also, the right thing to do if you have troubles is to medicate, right? Oh, and the entire country is just like Seattle, right? Sounds like a freshman paper written at 3 AM to me. I give it a D+.
Personally I'm a gamer myself and I'm not fat. They fail to take in that some of us exercise and maintain a slim figure, but they know we're still unhappy inside.
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Please don't bump 8-9 month old threads millie
Also im a pc gamer and im not fat or unhappy at all :P im still young too! lol
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