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Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count Percentage Count MMOGs (World of Warcraft) Percentage Count Virtual Worlds (Second Life, Gaia, Habbo Hotel) Percentage Online Social Games (Farmville, Count Cityville) Percentage Count Sandbox Building Games (Minecraft, Little Big Planet) Percentage Count Survival Horror (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Condemned) Percentage Virtual Worlds (Second Life, Gaia, Habbo Hotel) Online Social Games (Farmville, Cityville) Sandbox Building Games (Minecraft, Little Big Planet) Survival Horror (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Condemned) Racing (NASCAR, Mario Kart, Burnout) Puzzle (Bejeweled, Tetris, Solitaire) Sports (Madden, FIFA, Tony Hawk) Action (Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Devil May Cry,) Adventure (Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider) Rhythm (Guitar Hero, Dance Revolution, Lumines) Strategy (Civilization IV, Star Craft, Command & Conquer) Simulation (The Sims, Roller coaster Tycoon, Ace Combat) Fighting (Tekken, Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat) First-Person Shooters (Halo, Counter-Strike, Half-Life) Role-Playing (Final Fantasy, Knights of the Old Republic) Survival Horror (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Condemned)

9 2.6% 15 4.4% 1 0.3% 0 0.0% 49 15.5% 56 17.7% 24 7.6% 20 6.3% 33 10.4% 16 5.1% 7 2.2% 23 7.3% 10 3.2% 3 0.9% 3 0.9% 3 0.9% 7 2.2% 17 5.4% 42 13.3% 3 0.9% 0 0.0%

13 1.1% 14 1.2% 0 0.0% 41 3.4% 29 7.8% 69 18.6% 10 2.7% 31 8.4% 38 10.3% 17 4.6% 14 3.8% 40 10.8% 15 4.1% 17 4.6% 27 7.3% 9 2.4% 16 4.3% 7 1.9% 24 6.5% 0 0.0% 7 1.9%

5 0.6% 21 2.7% 0 0.0% 20 2.6% 14 5.6% 91 36.5% 9 3.6% 7 2.8% 22 8.8% 4 1.6% 8 3.2% 21 8.4% 5 2.0% 8 3.2% 5 2.0% 3 1.2% 7 2.8% 5 2.0% 38 15.3% 0 0.0% 2 0.8%

27 1.2% 50 2.2% 1 0.0% 61 2.6% 92 9.8% 216 23.1% 43 4.6% 58 6.2% 93 9.9% 37 4.0% 29 3.1% 84 9.0% 30 3.2% 28 3.0% 35 3.7% 15 1.6% 30 3.2% 29 3.1% 104 11.1% 3 0.3% 9 1.0%

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X (32) = 203.77, p < 0.001 2 X (32) = 137.54, p < 0.001

! The reported studies indicate that whilst Racing (16.7%), Sports (14.1%), Action (13.2%) and Adventure (13.5%) games are more popular with males in the 7-12 age group, Action, Strategy and First Person Shooter games are more popular with males in the 13-24 and 25-54 age groups. Role playing games fare better with age group 13-24 (9.2%), whilst Puzzle games are more popular with the older male group 25-54 (11.8%). The trend amongst females is that for the7-12 age group, the more popular game genres are Racing (15.5%), Puzzle (17.7%), Adventure (10.4%) and Online Social games (13.3%). For the 13-24 age group, there is a slight change in preference where aside from

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Digital Video Game Use in Malta  
Digital Video Game Use in Malta  

A publication about a study carried out by academics at the University of Malta in 2012, investigating trends and patterns of digital and vi...

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