the other day I mentioned one of my (seven) siblings and someone said "are they the gamer"

please, we are all gamers here
there's the one with the incredible Animal Crossing island

and the one who joined me on @TheGadgetShow to teach me how to fly pretend planes! A screenshot from an episode of The Gadget Show filmed from

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9 Jun

So, a couple of months ago the lovely @SteffanPowell went on @PeterCrouchPod to talk about #PressXToContinue and mentioned the stat that the average age of a UK gamer is about 40.

Last weekend, @BBCMoreOrLess tried to debunk it.

Here's how they introduced the topic:

"Surely, while there are plenty of middle-aged Xbox or PlayStation fans, the typical gamer is a child, a teenager, or a twenty-something."

This, of course, is the stereotype that prompts people like Steffan (and me!) to bring out that stat.
So, the stat (which actually puts the average age at 43) comes from @uk_ie, who got it from Nesta research by @hasanbakhshi and Karol Jan Borowiecki, which they based on data from the UK government's Taking Part survey of 10,000 adults aged 16+.…
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9 Jul 20
getting invited back to present/host something for a second time is SUCH a good feeling, especially for someone as tied to the yoke of external validation as I am, but it does also mean dealing with the flipside of occasionally not getting invited back 😅
it particularly grates that the latter tends to look like this: big event invites me to host alongside several men, then the next year goes back to the all-male lineup
(or replaces me with another woman, which, fine, I want other women to get work, but I wish there were room for more of us and that maybe one of the men could sacrifice his instead)
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