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Poll Results: Should we stop playing video games after a certain age?

 
  • 2% (6)
    Yes
  • 97% (272)
    No
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post #71 of 121
We had this discussion at work a few months ago. Its weird that bowling, dart, curling, football, hockey etc is so very different from gaming.

Even if you do it for recreational purposes, I still feel chasing a ball around a field is more childish than being extremely good at SC2.
Yet, if someone asks me why I stopped playing football and I answer "I grew up" people wont really understand what Im on about.


I think you stop gaming when you dont find it interesting anymore. Ive gone from gaming about 40 hours a week to about 5-10 now. Its sad really... I loved the feeling of finding a game you loved and then having something to look forward to every day when you got home : /.
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post #72 of 121
It's a bit like riding a bicycle. Some people think bicycles are only for kids, but they are fun and a real effective transportation option. Gaming is also fun, and fun is essential to our mental health and happiness.
    
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post #73 of 121
Well, IF I stop, it's going to have to be in my 60's or later because everything else has already passed. rolleyes.gif
post #74 of 121
i kind of curious what we generation of gaming going to do do when we old...(about 70-80)

call out our friend with about the same age, to get online to play games...and enter WCG / tournament things, as oldest member ,..... lol ~~wheee.gif
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post #75 of 121
I started playing video games when I was 12 or 13 years old. I am 29 years old now and I don't see anything in the future that will stop me from playing. Its something that I have done all my life because I love it. I think that there is always time to play. Now if I'm really busy the time I would spend watching tv or a movie I use it to play. It could be a 45 minute race in iracing or some bf3 or Hell even SIM city 4.
    
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post #76 of 121
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Age, in and of itself, dictating what people should or should not be doing?

I find this to be a completely absurd notion.

I'm not going to tell anyone else how they should act, but I find those individuals who put societal perceptions, or traditional roles (for gender, sex, age, whatever), above their own personal inclinations and desires to be, in general, weak-minded fools who have enslaved themselves to so much nonsense.

this is poetry tbh. So true









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post #77 of 121
As you would suspect on a forum made up of many gamers, you are never to old to game. biggrin.gif

As I have grown up, now 37 with 3 children, my priorities have changed, when I was a teen it gaming then life.

Know it is family life then gaming.

Thankfully my boys do not mind playing the XBOX, XBOX360, Wii or a computer game sometimes. thumbsupsmiley.png
post #78 of 121
Can't wait to see what game will be like 20 years from now. and to think that i'll still be alive to play them biggrin.gif
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post #79 of 121
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Well, IF I stop, it's going to have to be in my 60's or later because everything else has already passed. rolleyes.gif


Knuckle!!! I bet by the time you and I reach the 60s ALE (average life expectancy) will be in the 80s or higher!! Come on!!! I'll need other geezers to geek out to old games like COD 27 with ;-)
 
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