So I am what some may consider an older gamer at the grand old age of 32 and I have recently heard the comments in lobbies such as:
‘Ugh how are you over 25 and stil gaming, haven’t you got better things to do’
‘How can you still be gaming when you are over 30, don’t you have a life’
‘How can she still be playing Call of Duty, she is 35 with children’
Yes I do have a life, a job, a partner, friends and family, yet I still choose to game. Many people choose to come home each night from work/school/college/TV/whatever and sit in front of the TV for 6 hours or so, I choose to fire up my PS3 and play, its my stress reliever. I enjoy it and have no idea why my age should bear any relation to the fact the fact that I do.
I have always enjoyed gaming, I was there at the early days of home gaming, with my Amstrad CPC 464 in the mid 90′s, playing on my little green screen and failing because so many tasks were colour related. Then I moved on to Master System, SNES, Mega Drive, PS1, PS2 and now the PS3, so why would would I have to think well that’s me I am old now and therefore must not game any longer as that is just for the young people.
Rather than some younger people thinking it’s weird that older people are gaming, surely they are they oddities. After all they have no idea how gaming came to be how it is, and have just jumped on our bandwagon.
Yes I am am older than some, I do have a life and yes I do love gaming, you can balance the two. If you don’t like it young ones, I suggest you go back to watching Balamory
Who Says There is an Age Limit on Gaming?,