Most gamers play friend friends and avoid junk food, survey shows

The idea that gamers are antisocial grumps who stay up all night eating junk food while playing Call of Duty in their mother’s basement is woefully outdated.

According to a new survey, about half of all gamers admit they’ve been playing more since the pandemic started, but nearly three-quarters use it to socialize.

Only ten percent of respondents said they munched on junk while gaming, compared to the 37 percent who don’t eat at all while playing. 

Nearly half of respondents kept their gaming to between 8pm and midnight, while just seven percent burned the midnight oil. 

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Some 71 percent of gamers in a new survey from game developer Jagex say they play with online or real-world friends