Help with assignment please (Online Gaming Survey)

My friend and i from Team 1625 need some help with an assignment in our sociology class. If you can help, please fill out the survey below and post the answers in this thread. Thanks in advance!


Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender:
(2)Age:
(3)Marital status:
(4)Education:
(5)Ethnic background:
(6)Country of origin:
(7)Which gaming systems do you own?
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy):
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most?
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most?
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based):
(12)Why do you play games online?
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you?
(14)Why is it the most important?
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games?
(16)How important is gaming to you?
-Very important
-Pretty important (Average gamer)
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you?
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name:
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.)

(1)Gender: male
(2)Age: 18
(3)Marital status: single (girlfriend)
(4)Education: high school
(5)Ethnic background: white/hispanic
(6)Country of origin: USA
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? GC, N64, NES, PC
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): Shooting, Action, MMORPG, Strategy
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? Runescape
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? StarWars: Jedi Knight Jedi Academy, America’s Army Online, BF2
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based):
(12)Why do you play games online? To socialize with friends
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? FPS/MMORPG are equal
(14)Why is it the most important? I have met some of my best online friends through JKA (Jedi Knight Academy) and I train every day my character in Runescape.
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 7
(16)How important is gaming to you? Very Important
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? They have crafted my understanding of programming, allowed me to meet many new people, led me to moderating forums, and eaten thousands of hours of my life.
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: I am currently a leader of the {UKwn} (unknown) clan for Jedi Knight Academy
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) Stress release, a great status among other gamers, and pride in my skills.


Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 20
(3)Marital status: single
(4)Education: college softmore
(5)Ethnic background: Polish
(6)Country of origin: USA
(7)Which gaming systems do you own?
PC
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): FPS, RPG, rts
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? elders scrols series
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Battlefield2142 battlefield2
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based):generals
(12)Why do you play games online? BF2142 BF2
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? FPS
(14)Why is it the most important? Action Stragity pick-up VALUE
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 5
(16)How important is gaming to you?
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? ADDED A CULTRIAL ELEMENT TO LIFE AND A VIRTUAL SOCIAL GET TOGEATHER TO PLAY WITH YOUR FRIIENDS MILES AND MILES AWAY
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: I DID BUT NO LONGER WORLD OF WARCRAFT ON SERVER SHATTERED HAND. ALIANCE GUILD WARCRY
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.)
ITS A GAME YOU PLAY YOU HAVE FUN

Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 17
(3)Marital status: I have a girlfriend
(4)Education: 12th grade student
(5)Ethnic background: Caucasian
(6)Country of origin: Germany/Ireland
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? PS2, N64
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): sports
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? none
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Frontline
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): Real-time
(12)Why do you play games online? I don’t really, but when I do it’s free arcade games mostly.
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? free arcade games
(14)Why is it the most important? It’s free and fun.
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 1-3
(16)How important is gaming to you?
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? They have made me more relaxed at times when I get really ticked.
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: Nope
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) stress release and enjoyment.

Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender: male
(2)Age: 16
(3)Marital status: single
(4)Education: in the middle of high school
(5)Ethnic background: white
(6)Country of origin: Born in the US, national background: Italian, Irish
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? NES, Sega Genesis, Sega Dreamcast, n64, PS2, PC
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): Strategy
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? none
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Halo, not online, though
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): Real time: Starcraft: Brood War
(12)Why do you play games online? There’s much more replay value in a game when you are playing against other people
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? the only one I play
(14)Why is it the most important? because it’s the only one I play
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 3 or 4 times.
(16)How important is gaming to you? not very important
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? I don’t know
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: no
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) stress release


Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender: male
(2)Age: 15
(3)Marital status: no relationship
(4)Education: some high school
(5)Ethnic background: caucasian
(6)Country of origin: United States
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? Xbox 360, PC
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): Strategy, shooting/action
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? none
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Counter Strike
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): NA
(12)Why do you play games online? the higher level of competition
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? shooters
(14)Why is it the most important? it’s the game I play most
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 1 maximum
(16)How important is gaming to you?
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? they haven’t
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: no
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) entertainment

Of course, you realize that all the data that comes from CD is extremely biased, because in general only a very select subset of the population (a/k/a nerds/geeks) use these forums.

Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 15
(3)Marital status: None
(4)Education: High School Student
(5)Ethnic background: White
(6)Country of origin: A Checkerboard pattern on Europe
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? PC, TI99-4a, Xbox, N64, PS2
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): Shooting, Role-playing
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? Dungeons and Dragons Online
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Halo 2
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): Real Time
(12)Why do you play games online? It is good to fill time between Larps
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? RPGs
(14)Why is it the most important? Most time consuming
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 1-2
(16)How important is gaming to you? Not very at the moment
-Very important
-Pretty important (Average gamer)
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? Learned dedication
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: yes, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, 1s in a Guild, 1s in a Clan
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) Stress release, fun

(1)Gender: Female
(2)Age: 26
(3)Marital status: in a relationship (but not married)
(4)Education: HS, BSEE (Clarkson), almost MSEE (RIT)
(5)Ethnic background: caucasian
(6)Country of origin: USA (family from France & Ireland)
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? Nintendo, 3DO, Super Nintendo, Playstation, PS2, Sega Genesis, Game Cube, Computers :slight_smile:
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy):MMORPG World of Warcraft
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? World of Warcraft
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? N/A
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): N/A
(12)Why do you play games online? World of Warcraft
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? MMORPG
(14)Why is it the most important? I get to interact with other people in addition to playing a game. I can “meet” people from all over the world.
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games?
Varies by the season, but on average 2-3 nights/week
(16)How important is gaming to you? -Pretty important
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? Its a good release after work/robotics… allows me to interact with other people, and helps keep my brain more active than just watching TV.
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: Used to, not currently in a guild.
(19)What do you get out of playing online games? Fun, interacting with friends (several friends have accounts), meet new people, brain stimulation, stress release

Here, let me skew your data!!!

Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender:Female
(2)Age: mid 40’s but I only claim to be 29
(3)Marital status:married
(4)Education: BME, MS Env Eng.
(5)Ethnic background: mongrel (Caucasian)
(6)Country of origin:USA
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? none except PC, but I have a DDR-like game pad
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): Word Puzzles
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? none
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? definitely none
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): turn based
(12)Why do you play games online? relaxation, brain stimulation
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? slow and intelligent
(14)Why is it the most important? because I’m slow but intelligent
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 2-3 times per week PC online, have used son’s playstation for DDR
(16)How important is gaming to you? not very important
-Very important
-Pretty important (Average gamer)
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? big time waster, health improvement playing DDR
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: no, n/a
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) stress release, personal challenge and satisfaction

Thanks to everyone who posted. We could still use a few more, if anyone can help.

(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 15
(3)Marital status:None
(4)Education:HS
(5)Ethnic background:Caucasian
(6)Country of origin: Born in USA; Family from England and Germany
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Computer
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): Shooting/ Action
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? Star Wars KOTOR (I and II)
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Counter-Strike: Source
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): Soduko
(12)Why do you play games online? It’s fun
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? High skill
(14)Why is it the most important? The higher the skill, the lower my stress
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 1-2 days a week
(16)How important is gaming to you? -Pretty important (Average gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? Not very good…
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: Jedi-Forces
(19)What do you get out of playing online games? Interaction/ Working as a team

Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 19
(3)Marital status: haha, not so fast.
(4)Education: College
(5)Ethnic background: caucasian
(6)Country of origin: USA
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo, Sega Gensis, Super Nintendo, Game Gear, PSone, N64.
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy):Sports and Shooting.
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most?none.
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Tom Clancy’s.
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based):
(12)Why do you play games online?Football and Tom Clancey’s
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? Football and Shooting.
(14)Why is it the most important? Most fun.
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games?about once a week now.
(16)How important is gaming to you?Not.
-Very important
-Pretty important (Average gamer)
-Not very important (Casual gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? Met some real nice freinds.
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name:
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) A great feeling when someone smack talks at the start and i pwn them in the end and they just disapear.

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(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 16
(3)Marital status: Dating
(4)Education: Currently in 11th grade
(5)Ethnic background: Caucasian
(6)Country of origin: USA (Irish, Italian, Polish)
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? a PC and GBA
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): Strategy, point and click
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? none
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Halo
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): Turn Based
(12)Why do you play games online? Because there’s always new games and most of them are free!
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? Its difficulty
(14)Why is it the most important? because if its too hard or too easy, its not fun
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 5 or 6
(16)How important is gaming to you?: Pretty important (Average gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? they have made me procrastinated and waste time (which is sometimes a good thing)
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: no
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.): mostly stress release, just something to distract me

Online Gaming Survey
(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 17
(3)Marital status: Single
(4)Education: HS Senior
(5)Ethnic background: White
(6)Country of origin: USA
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? PC, N64
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): First Person Shooter
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? (don’t like 'em)
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based):
(12)Why do you play games online? MoH:AA, Chaos Theory
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? WWII FPS
(14)Why is it the most important? Historic significance / gameplay
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? During school year: 2, summer: 7
(16)How important is gaming to you?
-Pretty important (Average gamer)
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? Developed some online friendships and national connections (that’s what got me into web design and ultimately FIRST)
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: |BRO| The Big Red One for MoH:AA
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) relaxing, fun, friends online, and use as a technical venture into mods and clan websites, etc.

(1)Gender: Male
(2)Age: 19
(3)Marital status: single
(4)Education: second year college student
(5)Ethnic background: white
(6)Country of origin: United States
(7)Which gaming systems do you own? Atari 2600, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Xbox, PlayStation One, PC
(8)Which online games do you play (Shooting/Action, Role Playing, Strategy): First Person Shooters and Role-Playing
(9)Which online RPGs do you play most? Guild Wars
(10)Which First Person Shooters do you play most? Star Wars: Battlefront 2
(11)Which strategy games do you play most (Real-Time or Turn-based): Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
(12)Why do you play games online? I play games online because it’s a way to not only see how effective I am in the game, but how effective/skilled others are in the game. If I ever see someone that may not know a thing or two about whatever character he or she is playing, I try to offer advice that they can benefit from.
(13)What type of online game is the most important to you? First person shooters
(14)Why is it the most important? To me, this genre teaches players how to improve reflexes and focus
(15)How many days of the week do you play video games? 3-5 days
(16)How important is gaming to you? Not as important as I thought it was when I was younger (hardcore when I was younger, Casual now). I realize that there are much more important things to look forward to
(17)How do you think video games have affected you? As mentioned above. I taught myself to improve my reflexes as well as my ability to focus. It has also given me the opportunity to look at the industry in a political point of view, especially when games become more and more violent and (supposedly) hazardous to younger players.
(18)Do you actively participate in any clans or guilds? If so, please name: Burning Dragons of Tyria (DRGN) on Guild Wars
(19)What do you get out of playing online games (ex: status among other gamers, stress release, etc.) The opportunity to communicate with others who share the same interest as me.