No, not our friends at the G4TE forums; this is about actual elderly gamers. New research from North Carolina State University says that playing video games improves happiness among old people.
The study found participants who played video games, including those who only played occasionally, reported higher levels of well-being. Those who did not play video games reported more negative emotions and a tendency toward higher levels of depression, the study said.
“The research published here suggested there a link between gaming and better well-being and emotional functioning,” Allaire said in a statement. “We are currently planning studies to determine whether playing digital games actually improves mental health in older adults.”
I always say that playing games helps me get sane between school days. Now I’ve got research to prove it!