Game on

Into the PixelOnce again, gaming is being addressed at The Cable Show.  If you drop by the Cable Game Arena, for example, you can see “Into the Pixel,” a juried exhibit of video game art, such as in the photo to the left. There are also some video games available for a quick mid-day break and the wideband demo that Brian Roberts showed yesterday.

There is also a day-long series of panels on the topic. This morning, Don Daglow, President & CEO, Stormfront Studios, will address “Where Games Are Going and Why Cable is So Important.” According to the Entertainment Software Association, 44% of most frequent game players say they play games online, up from 19% in 2000. The majority of cable High-Speed Data subscribers are playing games on a PC or console.

Here is some more data from ESA:

  • US computer and video game software sales grew six percent in 2006 to $7.4 billion.
  • The average game player is 33 years old and has been playing games for 12 years.
  • Thirty-five percent of American parents say they play computer and video games.
  • Thirty-eight percent of all game players are women.
  • In 2005, 25 percent of Americans over the age of 50 played video games.

Below is a photo from last night’s reception at the Game Arena. If you’re here in Vegas, be sure to check it out.


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