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Racial differences in video game preferences

Study finds that MMOs and FPS video games are most often associated with problematic gaming. Also, what kinds of games are preferred by different racial groups?

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Association between race and preferred video games?

The finding that MMO and FPS games are more likely to be linked to problematic or unhealthy play is not unexpected given previous research.

Somewhat more interesting are the gaming habits of different ethnicities / races.

Caucasians: Role-playing and strategy games
African Americans: Sports and gambling
Latino: Platformers

The study itself presents the findings, but doesn’t spend a lot of time discussing why certain races seem to prefer certain game genres.

Given that we are talking about racial differences I know this may be asking for trouble, but why do you think this is?

Any theories on the different preferences? If you are going to comment, keep it respectful please.

Original Article: Racial Differences in Video Game Preference

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