Aug 21st 2009 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
A new study has found that the typical adult gamer is 35 years old, overweight, socially introverted, and more likely to be depressed.
The Centers for Disease Control surveyed 552 adults on their gaming habits and overall behavior
. Somewhat surprisingly, they also found that almost half of adult gamers are women. Lady gamers are even more likely to suffer from depression and poor health than their non-gaming counterparts.
"Digital self-medication" is the way the study's authors characterize gaming's appeal for adults.
Groundbreaking. We expected them to find that gamers are marked by deft social skills and healthy, bronzed skin.
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