Student Video Game Questionnaire

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  • PiMan 19 Feb 2013 14:57:03 9 posts
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    Hello everyone!

    I am sending a quick message to all you all cause I know you play games and I would really appreciate it if you could help me out by answering my survey about video games marketing for my student dissertation, it really shouldn't take long and you will be doing me a massive favour!

    Video Game Questionnaire

    Also here is a funny video of yelling goats

    Yelling Goats

    Thanks everyone,
    Much appreciated!

    Phil
  • neilka 19 Feb 2013 15:04:17 16,531 posts
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    Would a marketing drone include a video of yelling goats?

    I THINK NOT.

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  • PiMan 19 Feb 2013 15:05:21 9 posts
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    @Deckard1 Thank you I'll take that as a complement. Here is my Twitterto prove I am actually a person :)
  • RobTheBuilder 19 Feb 2013 15:05:47 6,521 posts
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    Done
  • Ron_Justice 19 Feb 2013 15:06:02 2,488 posts
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    :) Best questionnaire ever:

    Question 1 - Do you currently live it the UK?
    Answer - No

    Next page - 'Thank you for taking part in this questionnaire. We are looking for information from people who live in the UK.'

    End.

    Yay!

    Edited by Ron_Justice at 15:06:37 19-02-2013

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  • RobTheBuilder 19 Feb 2013 15:07:03 6,521 posts
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    As someone who gets involved in research as part of my job, that was definitely better put together than most student surveys.
  • Zomoniac 19 Feb 2013 15:08:57 7,985 posts
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    Shortest questionnaire ever. "Do you live in the UK". Yes. "Do you consider yourself a hardcore gamer and spend every second of your life gaming". No. "Thank you for taking part!".

    It's a strange phrasing (those weren't the exact words but it was pretty much the point). Ordinarily I consider myself a "hardcore" gamer, so to speak. I'm well read on the matter, have an active interest, tend to know what's going on in the industry, but I don't play all that much as I just don't have the time at the minute. So apparently I'm therefore ineligible to answer any of your questions.
  • superdelphinus 19 Feb 2013 15:09:06 8,126 posts
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    "Thank you for taking part in this questionnaire. We are looking for information from hardcore video gamers. "

    :( It was good up until then though
  • Gambit1977 19 Feb 2013 15:12:00 10,384 posts
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    Done
    There's a typo on Television Advertising at the bottom of one of the final pages...says Adversing.
  • neilka 19 Feb 2013 15:12:27 16,531 posts
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    He's clearly an impostor, the real Phil Garrett is PhilGarrett on Twitter, not PhilGarrett_!

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  • PiMan 19 Feb 2013 15:15:05 9 posts
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    @Zomoniac well the point of that is there is no universal definition of a "hardcore" gamer, so based on trying to be as objective as possible for my research I developed a standard definition of a "hardcore" gamer from a variety of sources for the purpose of my dissertation
  • ModishNouns 19 Feb 2013 15:32:16 4,664 posts
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    Gaming is not a lifestyle choice, it's genetic! What is this, the fucking 1950s?
  • DaM 19 Feb 2013 15:32:36 13,530 posts
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    Damn, not hardcore enough 2 skore :(
  • FogHeart 19 Feb 2013 15:59:25 988 posts
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    The results should be interesting, I imagine that my age group inclines less towards using social media to inform their gaming habit. There's always a danger that the entry point to this survey (ie here at EG) will influence the answers because it has its own demographic. Needs to have entry points from a wide range of places to attract a truer picture.
  • PiMan 19 Feb 2013 16:17:33 9 posts
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    @FogHeart Yea I hope so too! I agree, I am trying to get a range of entry points from a variety of communities.
  • SClaw 19 Feb 2013 16:22:54 826 posts
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    Filling in the social media questions made me evil-smile. I fucking hate social media – time wasting shit that it is – but I’m such a disgusting hypocrite because running social media campaigns is my job.
  • agparrot 19 Feb 2013 16:33:08 11,903 posts
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    I also smirk at the prospect of social media, but then as FogHeart points out, EG is a particular place to take responses from. I do read the stuff on EG and other places written by other gamers, and it does influence whether I buy some games.

    There were some interesting questions about reinforcing post-purchase feelings though - I'm not sure it is easy to interpret how people would answer those; there are many examples of people who seek to reinforce their purchasing decisions by seeking peer/social media backup on the internet, but few people that would admit it, or perhaps even perceive it in this manner.

    /still bitter about TDU2.
  • ZuluHero 19 Feb 2013 17:17:03 4,310 posts
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    PiMan wrote:
    @FogHeart Yea I hope so too! I agree, I am trying to get a range of entry points from a variety of communities.
    Hardcore communities?

    Though on the plus, 2 questions wasn't too bad for a survey I suppose.
  • neilka 19 Feb 2013 17:19:26 16,531 posts
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    I think you'll find that this forum is hardstyle.

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  • PiMan 19 Feb 2013 20:59:19 9 posts
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    @neilka Ha very hardstyle!
  • Madder-Max 20 Feb 2013 06:44:13 11,689 posts
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    Lol at question 2's definition of a hardcore gamer, someone who plays games as a lifestyle priority. Erm no. I play for extended sessions in my spare time. Obviously not core anymore.

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  • spamdangled 20 Feb 2013 07:21:41 27,466 posts
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    I know we have this debate about once a month, but have we decided what a "Hardcore Gamer" actually is yet?

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  • spamdangled 20 Feb 2013 07:23:47 27,466 posts
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    Also: "lifestyle preference"? Why not just say "favourite past-time". Calling it a lifestyle choice is just... weird. Like it's some sort of alternative sexuality or something.

    And: "I use social media to reinforce and confirm that I have made the right purchase of a video game product."

    Does anyone really do that? Surely if you feel the need to validate your purchase on bloody Facebook then you have problems other than maybe gaming a bit too often.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 07:27:22 20-02-2013

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  • Madder-Max 20 Feb 2013 07:30:21 11,689 posts
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    I reckon is someone who gets an adrenalin kick from games, plays games more than watching films or tv, and feels a withdrawral or altered state of mind when going without. That can come from playing foir just an hour a day or 10 hours a day. In between gaming sessions a core gamer uses eurogamer as a scratching post!

    Edited by Madder-Max at 07:32:33 20-02-2013

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  • PiMan 20 Feb 2013 09:36:47 9 posts
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    @Madder-Max That statement said "lifestyle preference or priority" so if you play extended sessions in your spare time its more like a lifestyle preference.
  • ZuluHero 20 Feb 2013 09:42:21 4,310 posts
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    @darkmorgado To be fair people use facebook to validate all sorts of things. I think therefore I facebook ;)
  • Madder-Max 20 Feb 2013 13:19:18 11,689 posts
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    @PiMan true, but spare time as in when kids and mrs are asleep. Time as a whole is prioritised towards family. I still enjoy regular extebded play sessions

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  • sega 20 Feb 2013 13:30:01 908 posts
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    Well was going to answer this but it ended after the first question because I selected "no" based on the definition. I do consider myself a hardcore gamer, but not by that definition. I have commitments and can barely fit in any play time in a week - I'm not sure that makes you less hardcore but rather you have your priorities in order.

    As someone who has a game collection mostly consisting of retro rarities, Japanese imports, modern machines and a powerful gaming PC, I'm surprised to not be classed as a hardcore gamer.
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