But you’d be wrong.   Instead, the epitome of the new-era gamer is a woman in her late 30s or early 40s who plays on an average PC.  Yes, the video game industry seems to have been turned on its head.

For years, the dominant themes have been faster game machines,
increasingly realistic graphics, more immersive play, as well as the
old standbys – blood, guts and blowin’ stuff up.

But that picture has begun to look increasingly outdated. While young
men dominate the gaming industry as a whole, casual games are one of
the fastest-growing parts of the industry and attracting a whole new
demographic.

You can find signs of the revolution everywhere. One of the
fastest-growing parts of the game industry is centered on so-called
casual online games, PC-based titles that users can generally start
playing in minutes and usually don’t require the mastery of some
combination of multiple buttons to enjoy.