Dr. Disrespect has spoken out for the first time since his Twitch ban. Well, sort of. He did a series of interviews with many different publications. Really, there was no new information to be found as far as Doc’s ban or what the underlying cause of it could be. All of these pieces were more or less PR fluff. If you want to read one of the interviews with slightly more substance, you can check out Steven Messner’s at PC Gamer.
64% of American adults, or 214.4 million people, play video games, according to a report by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Here’s a bunch more numbers: ESA CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis said in a speech at the Games For Change Festival on Tuesday that 41% of gamers are women. The average age of gamers is now 35 to 44 years old. Forty-six million gamers have disabilities, according to the AbleGamers Charity. And a survey by the American Association of Retired Persons in 2019 found 44% of Americans over age 50 enjoy games at least once a month, up from 38% in 2016. For more details behind the numbers, Dean Takahashi at VentureBeat has you covered.