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Shacknews is reporting on the newly released statistics from the NPD group that claim a whopping 72% of the U.S. population played video games in 2007. According to the same report, a full 40% participated in online gaming. I’m not sure how they counted everyone in the U.S. but the numbers seem bit high, don’t they?

According to the firm, 40% of United States residents played an online game in 2007, with that figure expected to rise 2% in 2008. A whopping 90% of those who played online in 2007 reported using a PC to do so, with NPD describing the PC as "the driving force in online gaming."

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Go video games!
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^ haha
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does this include like solitare and online checkers?
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I find it hard to believe that 90% of people who played online games played PC games???
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not hard to believe when retirement homes across the country are installing Wii's.
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PC gaming is dieing? What was that?
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PC gaming is dieing? What was that?
hardcore PC gaming is dying, just because they said "online gaming" doesn't mean they're playing CoD4 or TF2... You could classify peggle or puzzle quest as "Online" games, because you do have to go online to play it right?

Hell, even those little flash games that people embed in their Myspace and Facebook pages are online games... and thats where the majority of PC "gamers" are.
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does this include like solitare and online checkers?
Probably. I'm sure it includes solitaire, Text Twist, Flash games, and minesweeper. The kind of stuff that people play just to waste time at work.
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