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Study: Baby Boomers Like Gaming, Don't Let Them Fool You

Despite decades of speaking out against them and belittling the generations after them for picking up the hobby, it appears people between the ages of 56 and 65 like gaming more than they outright say so.


According to a study released last week by Newzoo, 42 percent of total Baby Boomers who responded to the survey play video games. More than half of the gamers who responded were women.

An overwhelming majority of the Baby Boomer gamers responded that their motivation to play games is to unwind, corroborated with an average of 2 hours a week spent gaming.


When most Millenial gamers think of the games their parents play, they'll name a mobile game in the realm of Candy Crush or Farmville from the early days of Facebook.