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How old is too old for videogames?

Asked by Sparkie510 (397points) February 24th, 2009 from iPhone
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fuzzyjay's avatar

If you enjoy them, you’re never too old for videogames. The only thing that changes is the amount of time you’ll have to devote to them.

StellarAirman's avatar

Never too old, never too young.

I don’t think the time needs to change either. I know a lot of older guys that play games more now than they did when they were a kid. Mostly it’s the ones that don’t have wives that get to play more, but still. Just depends on how you want to spend your free time.

Sparkie510's avatar

So what if it’s the wives that play?

steelmarket's avatar

You will have to pry the controller from my old, dead fingers.

fuzzyjay's avatar

@StellarAirman – You’re totally correct. It really does boil down to how you want to spend your spare time.

dynamicduo's avatar

Never. I’ll be playing games till I die.
And I’m a woman for what that’s worth. My partner (male) is the same.

StellarAirman's avatar

“So what if it’s the wives that play?”

Women don’t play games, duh… :)

Aethelwine's avatar

My husband and I are 38 and we both play. The couples that play together, stay together!

Sparkie510's avatar

But I’m not talking wii which is more of a family thing – I mean more hardcore stuff on 360 and/or PS3…

Aethelwine's avatar

You assume that because I am a girl I only play wii? We don’t even own a wii. Sexist I tell you! I also enjoy football!

Sparkie510's avatar

@jonsblond. Not at all! I’m female too and I love my games consoles – all of ‘em! Respect going out to all the girly gamers out there! ;D

EmpressPixie's avatar

Dead. Dead is the only age that is “too old” for video games. And even then Shaun of the Dead has the perfect suggestion for getting around that…

EmpressPixie's avatar

And, I suppose I must add, I am a lady, my boyfriend only really plays Rock Band regularly anymore, but I’m always playing various games with his roommate (L4D, TF2, and most recently the Resident Evil… FIVE demo). Everyone but me played Mass Effect. We’re all excited for a few upcoming things that aren’t Rock Band related as well, but the boyfriend is verrrrry game picky.

Sparkie510's avatar

Mass Effect was COOL

Aethelwine's avatar

I would love to play Fable, but with two teenage boys in the house, I never have enough time. I know if I started, I’d be playing all day!

Sparkie510's avatar

@jonsblond. So get a housekeeper!

EmpressPixie's avatar

@Sparkie510: Yeah, but after watching them play it like 5 times all together (one of them is really obsessed with getting all possible achievements), I just have no interest in playing.

@jonsblond: But… Fable is so fun! And, um, wouldn’t eat your life. Crosses fingers

Aethelwine's avatar

Looks like I’m going to have some pissed off sons then. Mom’s taking over the xbox! Fable does look like fun.

Sparkie510's avatar

I’m sure the kids won’t mind doing their homework while mum’s having fun on the xbox!

Judi's avatar

My son said that the scarriest thing he ever heard was his mom saying, “Here, take my shotgun, it’ll kill kim!” We were playing Halo. I never let him play with guns or gun games when he was growing up.
My hubby is 58 and plays video games every night!

Sparkie510's avatar

@judi lol! I don’t have kids to scare but I’m sure if I did I would!

EnzoX24's avatar

My dad beat the first 2 Halo games before me, beat Call of Duty 2 and 4 before me, and caught all 150 original Pokemon. Not to mention he kicked my ass at Starcraft every time. Right now he’s waiting on the next installment of Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. Loves him some Tom Clancy games.

Judi's avatar

@EnzoX24 ; sounds like your dad and my husband would get along great.

augustlan's avatar

My husband is 50, and plays several nights a week. I don’t think he’ll ever be too old!

Darwin's avatar

You are only too old to play video games when you think you are too old to play video games.

I know people who are almost elderly while still in their twenties, and people in their 80’s who still play racquet ball and tennis, and who spend a lot of time texting.

However, some folks may have to give them up when they can’t see the screen any more, or when arthritis in their hands makes it impossible to shoot fast enough.

chelseababyy's avatar

I don’t know if I’ll ever give up playing video games. EVER.
I love WoW far too much.

Bri_L's avatar

There is no to old for video games.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

I’m gonna go against the grain here cuz that’s just that’s just how I roll.. and say: I think you’re too old when you get out of highschool. It’s time to start playing this game called “real life”. Now don’t get me wrong.. I can be hoooked on Runes of Magic just like the next person .. but I still consider myself too old for it.

All the time spent playing video games doesn’t add up to any real memories… at least not for me.. Imagine if Bill Murray had decided to only play video games on “Groundhog Day” ... what a miserable life it would have been.. instead he decided to get out there.. learn some things… and yes.. I know.. I realize I’m preaching FROM the choir but maybe I’m just trying to motivate myself to get outside more. [end rambling]

Aethelwine's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater “I’m just trying to motivate myself to get outside more”.

I feel the same as you about getting outside more. I love the outdoors. I’m curious about the amount of time that people spend here on fluther when the weather gets warmer. Does it slow down? It’s the same with video games for me. I play more during the winter or whenever the weather is crappy. It’s just something to do while I’m waiting for a beautiful day.

EmpressPixie's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater: Um, he tries to kill himself a million different ways and only starts to learn once he realizes that suicide won’t work. It’s not exactly a cheery movie. “Man gets stuck in day, becomes so depressed he tries to kill himself any way possible. Eventually he gives up on the futility of suicide and begins to learn out of lack of options.”

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@EmpressPixie The movie was inspirational. If not for you.. I don’t know what to tell you.

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