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Gender Differences

Age Differences

First look at Elements

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Genres - Age/Gender

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Personality Scales



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Gender Differences


Using a T-test, the following are the elements that male gamers found significantly (p < .05) more appealing than female gamers.


1)     Heart-pumping Action

2)     Logistics and Rules

3)     Real-time games

4)     Limited Multiplayer

5)     Destruction: killing or destroying

6)     Reflex challenges: shooting or combat

7)     Historical basis or historical accuracy

8)     Based on real-life elements: war or sports

9)     Financial and economy elements

10)  War and military elements

11)  Technology and science elements

12)  Short game sessions

13)  Elements of sexual appeal

14)  Great depth and complexity


There were no elements that female gamers found significantly more appealing than male gamers.