Why do gamers play. Kaspersky Lab has figured out the situation

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Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:48 pm

For almost half of gamers, games are a way to spend time with friends

Kaspersky Lab has published a survey among gamers about the main reasons they play computer games. The statistics take into account the responses of Russians aged 18 to 35 who play on the PC.

Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab

Why do gamers play? Kaspersky Lab has figured out the situation.

The most common response was an attempt to eliminate stress and nervousness (55%), followed by a desire to experience excitement and excitement (46%). In 43% of cases, gamers noted that they enjoy achieving their goals in the game, and in 42% – that in this way, they strengthen relationships with friends.

The older generation also shares the point of view about the real benefits of computer games. According to gamers, in 33% of cases, parents believe that it is easier to learn a foreign language while playing, in 32% – that gaming develops creativity, in 29% – communication skills and sociability, in 22% can be applied in other areas.

Kaspersky Lab would not be itself if, simultaneously with the publication of statistics, it would not have warned gamers about cybersecurity. Vladislav Tushkanov, Senior Data Scientist at Kaspersky Lab, said:

Users need to comply with safety rules and protect privacy on gaming platforms; first, create strong passwords, separate for each new account, and monitor leaks. A password manager will be of great help in this. Secondly, it is worth setting up two-factor authentication, preferably using a special application, in those services that allow it. Thirdly, you need to be careful when making in-game purchases, do not click on suspicious links in chats and forums, follow the release dates of games, and not download them on unofficial sites. It will not be superfluous to install a reliable security solution to protect against ransomware, Trojans, scam, and other threats that mimic popular games. “

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