Wednesday, December 31, 2008

This guy nails it....

It's a unique look at why video games are so difficult to those adults today as opposed to the hardcore population using the new Prince of Persia game. I couldn't have said this any better. Definitely worth the listen.


Monday, December 29, 2008

My wife has an alien inside of her....


In fact it's now time to reveal the big news...Yes I am a dad to be! We finally got to tell our parents and relatives this last week during Christmas. Let's just say they were estatic and thinking " It's about time! " ...hehe. Anyways, Sheri and I are so excited. She's just finished her first trimester. It's been a very bumpy road for us up to this point. Sheri has had 2 big scares and yet this little guy hangs on. He's a trooper to say the least.

So now the cat is out of the bag and I'm sure the few that read my blog will be saying " WTF!?!? " at this point. Sorry to reveal this news now but had to get past that risky 1st trimester. Now we're hoping things go more smoothly from here on out!

We will find out the gender in 2-3 weeks. And yes we plan to find out so we know what to plan for :) heh

Anyways, that's the big news. Been busy lately so my blog as suffered.

Happy New Year All!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Study: More than Half of adults play video games.

About time it's revealed. Interesting stuff....

Half of adults play video games, survey finds

09:47 PM CST on Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Associated Press
After a day of dirty diapers and Dora the Explorer, of laundry and homework time, when her four kids are finally asleep, Sarah Ninesling begins roaming the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C., fighting mutants to help save the survivors of a nuclear war.
The 30-year-old stay-at-home mom from New York's Long Island plays "Fallout 3" and other games like "World of Warcraft" and "The Lord of the Rings Online." She plays every day, sometimes past midnight, to escape and relax and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Ms. Ninesling is not alone. More than half of American adults play video games and one in five play just about every day, according to a survey released Sunday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The survey of 2,054 U.S. adults was conducted late last year, with a margin of error of about 2 percent.
People from all walks of life play, though younger adults are far more likely to play than seniors, proof that video games are mainstream entertainment for the generations that grew up with them. In all, 81 percent of respondents between 18 and 29 said they play games, compared with 23 percent of people 65 and older.
The gender gap between gamers was not what would be predicted by old stereotypes painting video game fans as young men who need to get outside more. Fifty percent of women and 55 percent of men play video games.
A surprising finding in Pew's new report was the discrepancy between the education levels of gamers and nongamers: A college education means you're more likely to play them. Some 57 percent of respondents who had at least some college said they play games, compared with 51 percent of high school graduates and just 40 percent of people who have less than a high school education.
The survey also found that parents with young children and teenagers are big gamers, though a love of video games is not necessarily a result of parenting. Rather, these parents tend to be younger than parents with adult children, and are thus more likely to play.