I don't get offended easily, but when I saw this on TV at the gym the other day, my blood boiled. What absolute bullshit. If this makes men weird, shouldn't women give up their juvenile pastimes, like talking on the phone and going clothes shopping?
A lot of people i know who are over 30 play video games and none of them are basement dwellers, they all have wives, kids and enjoy playing a truck simulator, racing game or just messing around in GTA. Unless TV stops sucking in the next 8 years i will still be playing video games when i'm 30.
We're talking about women who have enough surgery to put a whole hospital to shame and are wearing clothes that are REALLY not fitting and are gossiping about crap they don't understand, why are we even acknowledging them instead of...say, giving them a bone and locking them in a cage?
Pfah! Silliness. I'm from a family of gamers, starting with my grandma, who got the NES way back when it came out, and continued to get and enjoy the next new game systems until she died, and my parents who enjoy racing games. Trying to declare an age limit is fluff and nonsense put forth by ninnies.
If you can be too old to play games, then I guess you can be too old to read books or watch movies or enjoy any other medium of entertainment. I suppose you're supposed to become serious and boring once you hit thirty? If that's the case why don't we all kill ourselves at twenty-nine?
The only people who will take this seriously are the kind of people who don't have their own opinion and just accept whatever their TV spouts at them.
anyone notice its always women that say this? some woman that had this talk show directed to women talks down to men all the time. i dont know the name seeing as im just going off memory here...im not being sexist here,its just that ive only seen women ***** about this kinda thing. and no dont count Jack Thompson,its almost a given that anyone that plays games knows of this guy...
but anyway,no. it doesnt matter what age you are gaming over 30 doesnt make you "weird".
its like saying your too old to enjoy a movie or a book or music...wish people would know what their talking about before they spout this stuff out of their ass...
I HATE people who are ignorant about video games. We seriously need to get a new name for it, because people use the term "video games" with such a juvenile connotation, ugh it really pisses me off. That was a very irritating video to watch, the disgust they showed towards video games. It is completely normal for men AND women off ANY age to be gaming. Most of the games I play are miles ahead in maturity and depth than a lot of movies (Transformers COUGH COUGH) and other forms of entertainment.
I'm 26 and a half, so I have a good three and a half years left of solid, socially acceptable gaming. And then when I turn 30, I plan to stop completely.
I hope there are some good games between now and then... because I really want to go out with a bang before I never play games again.
People say you just stop liking games at 30, that it's genetic and part of the aging process. I can't understand that now, but I guess when I get older I will. Just like how I will like coffee and always wear my shirt tucked in and I will start being able to wake up at 5AM without complaining.
I feel like I'm going to miss gaming, but I guess that's just my youth confusing me. Like when you graduate from high school (or whatever it's called outside the US) and you feel like you will miss your friends but then years later you won't care about going to your 10 year reunion because you haven't been in contact with them for a decade.
The most disappointing thing, however, is that I will miss out on all the great advances in gaming. Motion control was kind of a let down, but it brought us one step closer to virtual reality like we envisioned as kids. When that becomes real, my kids will have to enjoy it for me, playing in a virtual Minecraft v7.4 world with all of their friends under 30. All the while, I will live out the rest of my grey, sad, videogame-less life waiting for my inevitable end, remembering the best years of my life when I was young enough to play videogames.