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Are you too old to play games?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by MartinH32, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. MartinH32

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    Question:

    Are you too old to play games?

    I started gaming back when the first 16k Spectrum and VIC20 appeared and I have not given up since. Now with an Xbox and looking forward to the 360 I do sometimes wonder if I am the only 33 year old who plays them.
    Please tell me I am not on my own!!!!!
     
  2. Munkey Boy

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    lol - this one keeps coming up - check this thread out we had a week or two ago. And the answer is: no you're not alone or too old!
     
  3. Kopite4Ever

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    your never to old, thats all there is to it. would you say your to old to ride a bike ??? i came across a guy in an online game who was 55. he canned my ass and everyone else in the server. at the end he was getting called Godfather, pops etc all in good jest i might add. he says he never feels out of place and will give all the wippersnappers a run for his money. im 21 still loving games probably more so now because i can afford what i like and i hope im still gaming in 20 + years time when all you do is plug some silly chip into your head and you experience it as if you were there :D
     
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    I am 33, been playing games since I was about 10.

    I will always play games, I love them. Cant wait for Xbox 360 and PS3 !!!!!!!!

    I many ways its better being older as I can afford a decent setup and a HI-DEF display to really appreciate the games.
     
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    Well I'm 37 and still playing games and looking forward to the next gen consoles and the ones after that! You're never too old to play games
     
  6. Tetlee

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    I'm 31 and no plans for retirement until at least Playstation10 and Xbox1080 ;)

    TBH with the way the consoles and games are maturing lately I think it's way less imbarising to admit your still a games player in your 30's, the next gen cosoles are gonna look great in any lounge. Even the handhelds, I didn't really like to be seen out playing my GBA in all honesty, not so with my PSP, the PSP cool image is going to attract a whole army of previously hiddden public gamers whcih is only a good thing :cool:
     
  7. MacReady

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    Ahh deja vu ;)

    At least these threades are confirming I am not the 'sad big kid' that people at work think I am :D
     
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    NEVER TOO OLD ,,,,im a young 29 and gradually updated from a commodore 64.....nintendo....sega-megadrive....super-nintendo....atari-jaguar....dreamcast....gamecube ......and finally the xbox which i love so much and cant wait for the 360.
     
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    Ditto everything you said.

    Except i'm 32 ;)
     
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    Never too old but maybe too busy! :rotfl:
     
  11. Kopite4Ever

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    im still the youngster in the old mans gaming world so it seems :p ;)
     
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    Well i'm 63 and untill last month played on live all the time, i was'nt very good because the pad was a little too heavy for my frail hands, but i had fun anyway.

    So i don't think you are ever too old :smashin:
     
  13. jimbobaggins

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    The answer is yes you are too old, and so am I and so is everyone else on this site. Really - you should know better.

    In reality, playing games is for kids. I just don't fancy letting go of my youth just yet, (or ever for that matter).

    Long live Xbox 360, we'll all be there first in the queue with our £300.
     
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    I'm 39 this Thursday

    in my 20s I wrote music for computer games

    in my 30s I've done the management thing in the games industry

    too old ? you're having a laugh !
     
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    I'm currently almost 32 years through my 12th life and still gaming like a trooper!

    This question only arises because the first generation of gamers were (obviously with a few exceptions) born in the 60's & 70's. Therefore quite a few people born before then tend to still view video games as kids toys, simply because they don't understand them. :lesson:
     
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    36 and gaming the odd time, when the mood and other priorities let me. Not so much online as with 17 yo son and his friends - can still hold my own, just about!
     
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    almost the oldest at 43! Occasionally found on live.

    P
     
  18. Gary D

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    i'm 39 and i play everyday (sometimes i even play on the xbox :D )

    i'll play games until i die - its as simple as that. 360 will be in house by xmas. :clap:

    I started with Blip tennis and moved on from there.


    Gary
     
  19. The_kUrGaN

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    Ha ha ha !!! Gaming is too good for these young 'uns. All they want to do is learn how to finish the games without playing them and learn how to cheat. Too good for 'em I say.

    Now, I remember playing my first games on the Acorn Electron in the 80's and then the MegaDrive and then the Saturn, and finally I'm an avid Xbox gamer.

    As far as I'm concerned...the true gamers are in their 30's (I'm 38 by the way).

    Of course, this is said with tongue firmly in cheek......or is it?

    :D

    By the way...without the younger gamers spending their pocket money on the latest games and returning them to the 'seconds' bin within a few weeks at half price, where would we all be? You gotta love 'em. :smashin:
     
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    :D :rotfl: Indeed, couldn't have put it better myself!

    You're not a Bulldogs fan by any chance are you?
     
  21. CrispyXUK

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    Your never too old for anything, stop trying to grow up :thumbsup:
     
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    28 years young and still have many gaming years in me. As long as my wrists don't pack up!
     
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    Wrists? what you been doing? too much DOA Vollyball :rotfl:
     
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    Damn! You figured me! [​IMG]
     
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    Oh the rarities you can find :D
     
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    Age is a state of mind.

    I intend to be playing games when the grand children have thier own multi media implants. I intend to be beating them at it as well :D

    Dave.
     
  27. Gary D

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    i intend to play the "i'm old and deaf game" i'm also looking forward to farting with impunity in public :D

    But playing Halo 36 in holovision will be a close second :D


    Gary
     
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    You mean to say, that you don't already?
    I'm disappointed in you.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh Deep joy, yep the Grandstand thingy I got for Xmas one year with Tennis and was it hockey and football. The only difference was more 'bats' :D

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    How could you argue with bigger bats, smaller bats, fast balls, slow balls - so many options :rotfl: but hey it was better than Nationwide :D

    Then the heady heights of the Atari 2600 - heaven :clap: Combat :D

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