In a sign that video games are truly becoming family entertainment, a national survey unveiled on Thursday that video games are becoming more popular with parents, many of whom have been playing since they were kids.
The survey, commissioned by the Entertainment Software Association, found that 35 percent of parents surveyed play video games. Of those parents, 80 percent claim that playing video games with their kids have brought the family closer together.
One man who was happy to hear about this report was self proclaimed gamer dad and founder of GamerDad.com, Andrew Bub. ?I ?gamed with children,? and I knew other people did too. But the conventional wisdom said that it wasn’t a phenomenon,? said Bub.
According to the survey, the average ?gamer parent? is 37 years old. They have been playing video games for about 13 years and still spend about 19 hours a month playing video games, half of which is with their children.
The survey of 501 parents with children between the ages of 2 and 17 was conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates in November 2005. Parents who want to get more info about how to use gaming to benefit their family can check out [a]http://www.GamerDad.com[aa]www.GamerDad.com[/a].