Researchers from North Carolina State University, York University, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology analyzed the behaviors of thousands of online gamers — mostly those playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft. You know what they found?
"Gamers aren’t the antisocial basement-dwellers we see in pop culture stereotypes; they’re highly social people," Dr. Nick Taylor, an assistant professor of communication at NC State and lead author of the study, said in a school news release. "Loners are the outliers in gaming, not the norm."
Happy to see researchers are “discovering” what the rest of us already knew—and spreading the word about it.