Fallout 76

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  1. CalculuS

    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    Gamers in their 30's are a miniscule minority.
     
  2. angelgraves13

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    But we can afford a 2080 ti.
     
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  3. KissSh0t

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    Hence the price I guess..
     
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  4. angelgraves13

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    I want happy about the price, but it wasn’t much more than I paid for a 1080 ti hybrid.

    Anyways...Fallout 76 is just not a game that anyone asked for, but here it is. I don’t think it’s selling at all anymore. Won’t be long until it goes free to play.
     

  5. Martigen

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    lolwut. Your ignorance is showing.

    Entertainment Software Alliance - whose members include Ubisoft, EA, Epic, Activison, Bethesda, Microsoft, Nvidia etc etc

    2018 Essential Facts report -- "Average age of gamers is 34".

    http://www.theesa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/EF2018_FINAL.pdf

    If you add up the stats for men and women you'll find that 43% of all gamers are 35+. It's a pity the age bracket breakdown doesn't show the percentage for 30-35 -- but given the average is 34 you can bet that easily more than 50% of all gamers are 30+.

    30+ is in fact the core market for gaming, not the minority.
     
  6. BlackZero

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    It's not surprising.

    Those of us who grew up with the likes of Zelda are obviously hooked, although it's a pity the way the industry has gone since then. Kids these days don't even know why they play games.
     
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    Good to know I am an average aged gamer: 34 years and 405 months old. :>)
     
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    Right you are. My father never plays multiplayer because its hard to find gamers among his friends. But my friends (+-20 years old) prefer playing together.
    Anyway multiplayer in Fallout 76 is not kind of thing they were waiting for.
     
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    i guess the mobile platform average age is a much younger.

    im also in my early 30's and gaming is a big part of my life. i enjoy playing single players mostly,
    and with my close friends PUBG and Hots. Fallout 76 is something we decided not to try.

    but honestly i was surprised reading that 34 is the average age. i thought its around 22-23 :)
    good to know my generation didn't give up on gaming.

    my wife is also very supportive and has an open mind about these stuff. i know
    several guys from work that gave up on hobbies after marriage\kids, gaming is among them.

    im gonna play some Heroes III. at work. cya :)
     

  11. Martigen

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    It's actually been this way for a long time -- you can find earlier versions of that and similar reports going back a long way, in 2010 I think it was 32 for e.g. The average was a little lower ten years ago because people like you and I were younger then :)

    The gaming generation of today started in the 80s and 90s -- we're the guys making and playing the games today. And it won't go down over time, because while more and more younger people get involved, over time they age, and they push the age bracket up.

    It's a bit of a sad misnomer when people classify gaming as a 'kids' hobby. The opposite is true. In fact, the ESA report shows 22% of gamers are 50+!

    And of course it is -- that's where the purchasing power lies. Not to mention most games have mature themes. It's an adult entertainment medium.

    For me, they're a form of art. The best kind of art :)
     
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    Gaming is pretty damned mainstream now. From my experience, most gamers I know irl are fifa every year types or flavor of the month mobile game. For some reason, PUBG mobile is very popular. I was under the impression the game is dead.

    Anyway, I read in the game's subreddit that there's a duping exploit that causes the server to disconnect everyone if it is done by 3 players simultaneously ... quite an entertaining game :p
     
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    well i assumed getting older and spending less time on things like gaming will be reflected
    in this kind of statistic. guess i was wrong.

    i don't know about the average age in the future but i see my nephews for example, and kids in general
    hooked to their smartphones, and not even looking on a PC platform.
     
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    Read somewhere that pcs’ peaked around 2011. We have become a “niche” group now I reckon.
     
  15. D3M1G0D

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    I wouldn't say that. Some of the youngsters I know are into things like LoL, even building their own PCs for it. Smartphones may appeal to little kids a lot more due to the simplicity factor but I expect most will grow out of it, although whether they become PC gamers is another question entirely (I suspect many will become console gamers).

    You can also play both PC and smartphone games at the same time (and console as well). I've played a ton of Fallout 4 on PC but I've also gotten into Fallout Shelter recently on my phone.
     

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    I’m 34 lol and will be turning 35 next month.

    While I don’t play WOW, I laughed hysterically when I saw the reaction to their mobile game announcement. What were they thinking? Mobile games are for kids... I don’t know a single person in their 20s or 30s who plays games on their phone.

    Bethesda needs to get their act together or it’ll be a reaction like that next time they announce a multiplayer game.
     
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    Dunno if i would call it a boat, but more like a box in a lake but good on them taking a garbage release and get some joy out of it.
     
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    Now breaking fallout 76 copies vanish off store shelves.....free to play in 3....
     
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    Bethesda is hurting real bad...probably won't try multiplayer again for a while.

    Get back to making single player games...
     

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