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Rockstargames32490

Just wondering....is there an age limit for video games?

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Rockstargames32490

Ok, so I was just wondering, like as far as like seniors go, like people say in their 60s, 70s, or 80s??? Do you guys think there is such a thing as being "Too Old" for playing video games?? Or can any age group play Xbox or PlayStation or whatever the case maybe??

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Andreaz1

Of course not. We have a 105-year-old woman named Dagny who spends her days blogging and that's awesome. It's your life, you can do whatever you want with it.

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sivispacem

^ This.

 

Also, moved from D&D. Doesn't really belong there.

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Hmmm nice bike

I don't think so. And I think that as the generations who grew up with video games and who still plays them gets older, they'll probably bring games with them into old age, too.

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McGhee

As far as there's only a minimum age advise for games and no maximum age limit, I'd say there is no limit to enjoy gaming. The thing I'd be wondering a lot more about is; how come anyone think there would be?

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trip

I still play everyday and I'm from the first generation of people who had access to video games. We aren't 'that' old yet. The oldest person in my circle of aquantiences who games (near) daily is 60 something.

 

I can't see myself ever stopping.

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AiraCobra

The only ones who think there is an age limit are those kiddies who are just starting to come into video games now not realizing they aren't the first generation to grow up playing video games and as the others have said we grew up playing Atari, Nintendo to now playing on PC, XB1, PS4 we just moved ahead with the times and will probably keep playing into our old age if not some til we die.

 

It's sad though I often hear on the mic these young kids telling older people they're too old to play and go garden or something like that especially when they're getting their asses whupped by those so called "too old to play"

 

I have a few friends on PS4 and on Steam who are in their 50's and 60's playing everything from Grand Theft Auto Online to Call Of Duty and they're able to play just as good if not better because they know how to strategize better and take their time on an apporach.

 

In fact I'd rather play jobs/squads with a group of older folks rather than young kids as they tend to play like rambo while the older squads talk out strategizes and we always end up winning.

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luisniko

No, the limit is your time and your body, sir. If you grow up playing video games up until today, you should have known how this works already.

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MyNameHere
Posted (edited)

No. You can play if you like.

 

Is like say, you can't collect Hot Wheels or Toys because they are for kids.

Edited by spectre07

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OurJud
Posted (edited)

This is like asking if there's an age limit for listening to music or watching films. What it is you're expecting, some kind of government ban with a sticker that says, 'Not to be played by anyone over the age of 35' :blink:

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McGhee

The only ones who think there is an age limit are those kiddies who are just starting to come into video games now not realizing they aren't the first generation to grow up playing video games and as the others have said we grew up playing Atari, Nintendo to now playing on PC, XB1, PS4 we just moved ahead with the times and will probably keep playing into our old age if not some til we die.

 

It's sad though I often hear on the mic these young kids telling older people they're too old to play and go garden or something like that especially when they're getting their asses whupped by those so called "too old to play"

 

I have a few friends on PS4 and on Steam who are in their 50's and 60's playing everything from Grand Theft Auto Online to Call Of Duty and they're able to play just as good if not better because they know how to strategize better and take their time on an apporach.

 

In fact I'd rather play jobs/squads with a group of older folks rather than young kids as they tend to play like rambo while the older squads talk out strategizes and we always end up winning.

There is quite some truth in here. I myself am nearing 50 and still gaming when I have the chance. I grew up with arcade coin slot games like Pacman, Donkey Kong and later on Dragon’s Lair and Space Age. Anyone remembering and who played Mappy knows what I’m talking about.

I’ve played WoW with players over 60 and 70 years old. One I remember quite well. He was a grandfather, 75 years old and one of the best tanks I’ve teamed up with in raids. Take the time and figure out a strategy.

 

I don’t mind playing with younger inexperienced gamers, if they know how to respect an older gamers experience. The GTA O community seems to lack above average in that section, alas....

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Algonquin Assassin

No. You can play if you like.Is like say, you can't collect Hot Wheels or Toys because they are for kids.

I still collect Hot Wheels cars and bobble heads.;)

 

Anyway isn’t the average age like mid 30s/early 40s for the majority of gamers? In that case I haven’t quite hit my prime. Obviously when you get older things in life change, but I have to admit it’s hard to imagine someone old enough to be a grandparent chilling out on their PS4, XB1 etc.:D

 

My dad used to play the PS2 with me and my brother a few years back when we were heavily into Gran Turismo and we used to have a full simulator setup with racing seat and steering wheel. That was awesome.

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Am Shaegar

No, as long as you're healthy and happy.

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Edward Nashton
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30. If you're 30 and you're still playing video games, you're a LLLOOOSSERRRR!!!

 

...just kidding, I'm 30 and I still play, and don't plan on stopping at any specific point in my life. Although, I will say this, don't be surprised if you simply grow out of video games. Lately, it's been getting harder and harder for games to hold my attention, I'll start a game and just stop and never ever go back to it, I just cant be bothered. Also, less and less games seem appealing to me now, back when I was a teen or in my early twenties, it seemed like almost each and every month had a game I was interested in, I'd buy them and finish them. Now two or three games grab my attention within a year and it'll be a miracle if I beat all of them. It might be that the industry has slowed down since when I was younger, but there's only so much you can do with video game genres, eventually they start repeating themselves. I'm old enough now to actually observe that cycle of repetition, so I'm less impressed with what's coming out because, in some shape or form, I've seen it before.

Edited by Edward Nashton

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1972

I see no reason why I should stop and my age is the last reason I could think of.

 

f*ck it and do what you want.

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DOUGL4S1
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My (then) 83 yr-old grandma had the time of her life playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 with a steering wheel. She isn't close to gaming at all, she doesn't even own a computer, but she had a lot of fun for a few hours. There shouldn't be a maximum age limit for anything, if people get to their 80s and still enjoy gaming, music, driving, blogging, etc, who cares? Kudos to them!

Edited by DOUGL4S1

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McGhee
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Older gamers play to entertain themselves. They dont need to prove themselves to an online community. They just do what they do and do it their own way.

I know quite a lot of older gamers and a bunch of younger ones too. There are far less Rambos amongst the older gamers in comparison with the younger ones.

Also, more older gamers play solo offline games than the younger ones.

Edited by McGhee

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Fireman

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ClaudeSpeed1911

Of course not.

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GTA-Biker

Maybe playing video games if you're over 15, 16 or whatever was a taboo 20 years ago (some squares maybe still think they're just entertainment for kids and nerds),but these days there are gamers of all ages,there's no specific age when you should stop playing video games.As long as your eyes and hands work properly,and playing video games makes you happy,play all you want.

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KilnerLUFC

30. If you're 30 and you're still playing video games, you're a LLLOOOSSERRRR!!!

 

...just kidding, I'm 30 and I still play, and don't plan on stopping at any specific point in my life. Although, I will say this, don't be surprised if you simply grow out of video games. Lately, it's been getting harder and harder for games to hold my attention, I'll start a game and just stop and never ever go back to it, I just cant be bothered. Also, less and less games seem appealing to me now, back when I was a teen or in my early twenties, it seemed like almost each and every month had a game I was interested in, I'd buy them and finish them. Now two or three games grab my attention within a year and it'll be a miracle if I beat all of them. It might be that the industry has slowed down since when I was younger, but there's only so much you can do with video game genres, eventually they start repeating themselves. I'm old enough now to actually observe that cycle of repetition, so I'm less impressed with what's coming out because, in some shape or form, I've seen it before.

 

Exactly this.

 

I've just hit 30, and gaming is still a massive part of my life, but it's just changed in some ways, but I think that's the case with everyone tbh. As a kid/teen, we have more spare time on our hands, so we feel like we can get properly in to a game, no matter the length of it, and 100% it by playing it for hours on end. These days I sometimes get put off starting a game with a long campaign - I work shift work in a Kitchen so my hours are all over the place, so my real gaming time is like 11pm at night, and by this time I find it hard to get in to a game properly, so tend to stick something like Battlefield 4 or Rocket League on. I have a retro gaming room upstairs that am aching to play for hours on end, but again, I just don't have the time, which is a shame really because I know for a fact I can stick one of them games on and play for hours without getting bored.

 

I haven't even bought a PS4/One yet, because there's just not much out to warrant me spending that much money on one yet. Only a few months back I had a nice Tax Rebate, and went to the shop with the sole purpose of buying a PS4/One...but actually left empty-handed because no game screamed out to me.

 

There just seems to be so little imagination in AAA games these days, and originality is lacking too.

 

Like I said, gaming is still a major part of my life. and I can't see me never actually enjoying gaming, I still keep up with all the latest gaming news as much as possible, browse gaming forums, read gaming articles, watch gaming videos etc...but like I said, the actual playing of a game and completing it has changed. I find myself more of a collector now because of this.

 

This whole 'Am I Too Old?' debate plays a major part too in my gaming life now, and half the reason behind me not getting into many games now. I feel like I should be throwing all my games out and 'growing up', but then the other part of me says f*ck it, it's my hobby and I enjoy it, f*ck what anyone else thinks.

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luisniko

Think about it. I think I'd rather sit down play games at night, than let's say: blowing 60 bucks in a bar twice a week or being sinister in life as a result of no true hobby. Ever seen people who don't have hobbies likes to mumble and insult others in their past time? :p Yep.

 

The "Am I too old?" question should only be directed to your life overall. Obviously, we need to pay attention to our work and salary (and family if you decided to have one), and only by these factors could our gaming time decrease as we age.

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Furry_Monkey

I'm honestly flabbergasted by the question. There is only 1 answer, which sort of makes it moot.

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DetectivePhelps

People should enjoy what they most like to do.

The main alarming question would be Why are young kids at the age lets throw a number, 11 or 12 playing adult type of games or rather, spending too much time.

I think too young is not a good thing & If they hit the age close to okay to play, teach them the balance of say, Hey lets go outside, go with your friends and enjoy society. That pattern is healthy as they continue to play the games.

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AiraCobra

My (then) 83 yr-old grandma had the time of her life playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 with a steering wheel. She isn't close to gaming at all, she doesn't even own a computer, but she had a lot of fun for a few hours. There shouldn't be a maximum age limit for anything, if people get to their 80s and still enjoy gaming, music, driving, blogging, etc, who cares? Kudos to them!

 

When my grandma was in her 70's and still healthy before she developed Alzheimer's I introduced her to Pogo.com and she LOVED IT she would play anything from Bingo, Poker, Pool ect although her favorite was Bingo.

 

She played it so much that she would kick me offline just so she could play since I allowed her to share my Premium account

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McGhee

The only age limits I can think of with gaming is a minimum age instead of a maximum.

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Nick1020

All I will say is that I wouldnt let a 7-9 year old play games like gtao or CoD. Other than that, theres no age limit at all. Im 22 and still play Pokémon.

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Vanzant

There is no age limit. It may even benefit older people who struggle with growing hand / eye coordination if that even helps.

 

Older people with Rheumatoid Arthritis is what wonders me, my Dad has this and won't attempt video games. But I do wonder if those who have that condition can overcome or ignore they have it while attempting to play modern games can relive the stress with movement and dedication. Well hell, if we can't solve that now you can be assured I will in 30 years.

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KilnerLUFC

People should enjoy what they most like to do.

The main alarming question would be Why are young kids at the age lets throw a number, 11 or 12 playing adult type of games or rather, spending too much time.

I think too young is not a good thing & If they hit the age close to okay to play, teach them the balance of say, Hey lets go outside, go with your friends and enjoy society. That pattern is healthy as they continue to play the games.

 

Exactly this. I mean, I've been gaming since the age of like 8/9, but I still think I had the healthy balance between playing outside and gaming. At the expense of sounding old, kids these days seem to always have a screen of some type in their face, and I just don't agree with it whatsoever.Punishments as a kid were to be 'grounded' and not allowed out, whereas these days it seems to be the opposite, kids been forced outside as a punishment. My 2 nephews are hooked on gaming, and the oldest one is only 12, yet he's been hooked for years, very rarely even playing outside...All he talks about is games or YT videos hes watched...about games. The only rule they have is games like CoD and GTA are not allowed.

 

No hobby has an age limit, but more of a 'finding the balance' limit.

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trip

There is no age limit. It may even benefit older people who struggle with growing hand / eye coordination if that even helps.

 

Older people with Rheumatoid Arthritis is what wonders me, my Dad has this and won't attempt video games. But I do wonder if those who have that condition can overcome or ignore they have it while attempting to play modern games can relive the stress with movement and dedication. Well hell, if we can't solve that now you can be assured I will in 30 years.

1st part. I totally agree and I believe there are supporting studies.

 

2nd part. I have bursitis in my right wrist/hand. That can be a huge handicap. Basic reflex/dexterity also seems to be an issue of decaying with age as a gamer.

 

 

@Kilner, since the upcoming generation will be the first generation to grow up with mobile screens I wonder what will happen. Before now you had to game in a designated area(and usually a designated time like when no one was using the TV).

 

Another interesting thing to watch with the upcoming (mobile screen since birth) kids is wether or not they take that break from gaming that a lot of people do somewhere in their later teens and twenties.

 

Im over 50...have no children...today is a snow day...I've been sitting here playing Sleeping Dogs on the Xbox one x for hours now.

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