Game on mum and dad – researchers call on parents to discuss their video game use

UniSA researchers are undertaking a major study to better understand how and why parents play video games, and they’re calling on Australian mums and dads to share their gaming experiences.

More than 3 billion people around the world play video games on their smartphone, console or computer, with the Australian video game industry now worth over $220 million, doubling in value since 2016.

While those numbers are good news for the gaming business, they also indicate the extent to which gaming has become a mainstream, cross-generational pastime – the average age of video game players is now 35, with almost half identifying as female.

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