Gaming classifications and player demographics

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This chapter outlines player demographics associated with digital games through the lens that gaming can comprise four key facets: function, content, platform and context. This is important because otherwise, if gaming is considered as a generic entity, this fails to account for specific nuances which makes it difficult to establish a valid account of player demographics. As such, this chapter provides an account of player demographics and how this may vary as a product of these different facets, as well as highlighting the issues and challenges associated with this endeavour. Further, a conceptual model is presented which underpins these issues, whereby these facets of gaming may be determined by gaming domains and play formats.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology
EditorsAlison Attrill-Smith, Chris Fullwood , Melanie Keep, Daria Kuss
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2019

Publication series

NameOxford University Press


  • cyberpsychology
  • online behavior
  • Internet
  • Internet psychology,
  • online interactions


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