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1 in 8 PC users play games for 20+ hours a week

But 37.3 percent don't play games at all

More than one in eight (12.9 percent) of PC users play games for more than 20 hours each week, according to a PC Advisor poll.

Forum member Mr Mistoffelees admitted to being a "World of Warcraft addict" and playing the game many hours each week.

Midgetninja, meanwhile, reminisced about all-night games of Command & Conquer, which he called "the widow maker of games". And, in an even more extreme case, wolfie3000 said: "Had to get the calculator out for this one, but works out on average around 50 to 55 hours per week."

Asked 'Do you play games on your PC?', a further 8.4 percent selected 'Yes - 10 to 20 hours per week', indicating that more than one in five PC owners are putting in at least 10 hours of weekly gaming.

The answer 'Yes - 5 to 10 hours per week' was ticked by 9.6 percent of respondents, while 18.1 percent answered 'Yes - less than an hour per week.'

These more casual gamers were typified by Strawballs, who wrote: "Only things like Spider and Bejeweled - nothing more than that."

The final, largest group of respondents were the 37.3 percent who answered simply 'No'.

"Chasing some evil entity around a game bores me within the time it takes to suss out what the controls do... I'm not a gamer at all," commented Quickbeam.

Based on 249 votes, as of 23rd June 2010. See full voting details and have your say here.

Join the discussion on this topic in this PC Advisor forum thread.

See also:

PCA poll: Which brand of smartphone do you own?


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