Please help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Albert Klour albert-k at dsv.su.se
Mon Dec 19 06:42:02 EST 1994


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* HERE IS A CHANCE TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINION ABOUT                *
* COMPUTER GAMES. THIS WILL HOPEFULLY LEAD TO BETTER GAMES      *
* IN THE FUTURE. IF YOU REALLY CARE, ANSWER THIS QUESTIONNAIRE  *
* AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.                                    *
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* This questionnaire takes only five minutes of your time.      *
* All answers are treated confidentially and all participants   *
* are 100% anonymous.                                           *
* This questionnaire was created by a group of computer science *
* students at Stockholm University. The purpose of this project *
* is to look at computer-users game habits.                     *
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* If you have questions regarding this project please send      *
* an email to one of the following persons:                     *
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*  Kai Fransson     kai-fran at dsv.su.se                          *
*  Albert Klour     albert-k at dsv.su.se                          *
*  Marcin Kosowicz  marcin-k at dsv.su.se                          *
*  Ove Lautensack   ove-laut at dsv.su.se                          *
*  Annika Penttinen annika-p at dsv.su.se                          *
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* WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE A QUICK ANSWER!                    *
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Answer with an x inside the parentheses.

Example:    Do you have a dog?   (X) yes   ( ) no

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1.  Sex?
  
    ( ) Female  ( ) Male

2.  Age?

    ( ) less than 15 years    ( ) 15-20 years   
    ( ) 21-30 years  ( ) 30-40 years  ( ) more than 40 years

3.  Highest education? 

    ( ) Elementary school   ( ) High school   ( ) College/University

4.  Where do you live?

    ( )  Europe     ( ) N. America   ( ) Asia  
    ( )  Australia  ( ) S. America   ( ) Africa

5.  Where do you usually play games? (make only one choice)

    ( ) Home 
    ( ) School
    ( ) Friend/relative
    ( ) Work

6.  What computer equipment do you usually play games on?

    a) ( ) PC      ( ) MAC     ( ) AMIGA   ( ) ATARI  ( ) OTHER
    
    b) ( ) CD-ROM  ( ) MODEM  
    
    c) ( ) less than 4 Mb RAM   ( ) 4-8 Mb RAM  ( ) more than 8 Mb RAM


7.  How much time do you spend playing games each week?

    ( ) less than 1 hour   ( ) 1-5 hours   
    ( ) 6-15 hours         ( ) more than 15 hours

8.  How many games did you buy 1994?

    ( ) 0  ( ) 1-4  ( ) 5-10  ( ) more than 11

9.  What do you think about game prices?

    ( ) Very expensive   ( ) Expensive   ( ) OK   
    ( ) Cheap            ( ) Very cheap

10. How much do you think the prices will drop if 'illegal copying' is stopped?

    ( ) Very much  ( ) Much  ( ) Little  ( ) Very little  ( ) None

11. What sort of games do you prefer? (make up to 3 choices)

    ( ) Strategy      ( ) Adventure        ( )  Sports   
    ( ) Shoot'em up   ( ) Arcade/Platform
    ( ) Flight sim.   ( ) Others:
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12. Rate these software companies according to your opinion.
    (Use a rating scale from 1 to 12, where 12 is the best)

    ( ) Microprose      ( ) ID         ( ) Microsoft  ( ) Sensible
    ( ) Lucas Art       ( ) Sierra     ( ) Image      ( ) Digital Illusions
    ( ) Electronics Art ( ) Ocean      ( ) Maxis      ( ) Virgin

13. When buying a game, you:

    ( )  Play the game before reading the manual.
    ( )  Read the manual before playing the game.
    ( )  Never read the manual.
    ( )  Read the manual when a problem occur.

14. What makes you buy a game? 

    ( ) Reviews in magazines.
    ( ) Recommendation from a friend.
    ( ) Advertising/Commercial.
    ( ) Text on the backside of the game package.
    ( ) Testing the game.

15. Should there be an age limit for playing computer games?

    ( ) Yes  ( ) No

THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.














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