Nearly 40% of American gamers play at work

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    A new survey, released last week, suggests a good chunk of gamers are spending time on their favorite hobby at work — meaning several of you reading this article are gaming when you shouldn’t be.

    The survey, compiled by Limelight Networks, was taken by over 3,000 gamers across six countries: the US, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. The questions ranged from “How many hours do you spend playing video games per week?” to “Will you continue to play online games or make purchases from a gaming website that has previously experienced a security breach or been hacked?”

    Perhaps one of the most subversive questions was “How often do you play video games during work?”

    According to the findings, almost 40 percent of American gamers play at work at least once a month. Among gamers in all of the survey’s countries, almost 35 percent of respondents ages 18-25 have gamed at work. 8.6 percent responded they play games at work daily. That’s a lot of potential productivity lost.
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  2. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    I took a handheld to work a couple times and played games during break and lunch, but I didn't do that for long. All it really managed to do was make break/lunchtime go by far too quickly. As for when I'm actually working....never. But I work in a factory.....too busy actually working to even take a leak most days.
     
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    Nearly 40% of Americans work at work... So what's your point?
     
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    this is a dubious measurement.
     
  5. MIG-31

    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    40% I would say that is highly inaccurate.

    So its 40% of how many who had the time to answer it.. (3,000 gamers across six countries: the US, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan) which makes it around 500 per nation..

    So that 40% that has nothing better to do than answer a pointless survey.
     
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