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Old 05-13-2020, 10:44 AM
 
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Good for her, and I'm sure there are people out there who still think videogames are 'only' for kids.

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com...r-life-612691/

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Hamako Mori (a.k.a. Gaming Grandma) is now officially recognized as the oldest gaming YouTuber.

Hamako was born on 18th February 1930, and is currently 90 years old. Her YouTube channel currently has over 150,000 subscribers.

Hamako began playing videogames 39 years ago. She became interested in it when she saw children playing them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A5XlyF7UY8
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:50 AM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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LOL...once a gamer, always a gamer. I've been gaming since the 80's (text based games).

I like MMORPG games and I'm actually in guilds with other adults of all ages.
I prefer it over watching TV as gaming is interactive.

My son (in CO) and I play together (World of Warcraft). For "Mother's Day" he ran me through a dungeon and let me keep all the loot !!!

It's keeps the mind and spirit active. You are never too old to play games.

There's even a professional gaming team (e-sports) of seniors.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/20/...er-strike-team
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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Too funny. I was never much of a gamer, but I sort of got my son started in it unintentionally. Now he is a huge gamer… As are his cousins. They love it.
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Go, Granny, go! Game on!
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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According to Statista, about 40% of video gamers are over the age of 36, with 21% of video gamers being over 50 years of age.

Additionally, females (of any age) make up 46% of video gamers.
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Old 05-13-2020, 10:50 PM
 
Location: NYC
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A lot of people including seniors are turning into video gaming during this pandemic to kill time. Since there's not much good TV programming and no sports to watch gaming is the better venue.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:24 AM
 
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Lots of adults game, lots are in the older crowd also, as the post above showed.

Many games are more than gaming, people are in groups, so they chat, some games have groups, clans, whatever, that are made up of members with similar interest, like retired people, veterans, etc. So aside from gaming, they are chatting with each other also.

Gaming is great, been doing it for decades, never understood the negativity towards it, yet seems ok with mindlessly watching football, baseball, or some other sport on TV.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:39 PM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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Lots of adults game, lots are in the older crowd also, as the post above showed.

Many games are more than gaming, people are in groups, so they chat, some games have groups, clans, whatever, that are made up of members with similar interest, like retired people, veterans, etc. So aside from gaming, they are chatting with each other also.

Gaming is great, been doing it for decades, never understood the negativity towards it, yet seems ok with mindlessly watching football, baseball, or some other sport on TV.
So true. I have been in the same wow guild for over 10 years now and the regulars are like family.
All adults and many are now retired like me and we can get to play in the afternoons sometimes.
We play to have fun and don't care too much about the leet gear, being server first or best DPS.
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:18 AM
 
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Gaming is addictive no matter what the age is. Mostly the game players are mentally sharp and intelligent. This grandma seems mentally active too.
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:36 PM
 
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It has been proven gaming helps improve senior cognitive functions.
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