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Posted on Friday, Sep. 6, 2013 — 9:13 AM
Forty years after Atari’s digital table tennis game Pong bleeped onto the scene and made video games mainstream entertainment, we’ve become a nation of video gamers. We’re playing games on phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, social networks, and even TVs connected directly to the Internet. | On average, Americans are spending six to nine hours a week playing games—more than they listen to music, watch DVDs or read books, newspapers or magazines, according to Nielsen research. And this isn’t just adolescent boys. The Entertainment Software Association reports the average age of video game players is now 30, and more adult women are playing games than teen males.
The video game industry rakes in more billions than any other entertainment medium, and Vanderbilt alumni are right in the thick of it.
Originally published in Vanderbilt Magazine
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