Being one of those in the 50+ set I can relate to the article of course.
“Two associate professors in the Department of Communication at Trinity University in San Antonio, Aaron Delwiche and Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, who is also the department chair, recently completed a study where they obtained information from over 32,000 users of the free online multiplayer game Wizard101. The users ranged in age from 5 to 95 years old. As far as studies go, that makes it one of the largest gaming studies ever.”
The article also mentions Pirate101 as having an appeal across generation, there are also games available for younger and older audiences.
These MMO and MMORPG games provide specialization and activity for all players. But it’s most beneficial for those living alone looking for ways to socialize with others. It provides caregivers, both parents and grand-parents with a tool that can unite adults and kids with a common interest.
We love both these games. My son and I have been playing Wizard101 together for years. And with the release of Pirate101, we play as a family with Dad as well. It’s great to see AARP recommending our favorite game too.
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