Follow Us
    
Latest News
 
 
 

Retro Friday: A Tribute to the Older Gamer

by Zaid Kriel (Zaid)  Posted Friday, December 14, 2012 1:31:25 PM

Hit
 
0
 
 
old people video games.jpg

I am 33 and a gamer. A person of the non-gaming persuasion would probably say something to me like "grow-up and get a job". Thing is, I am grown up and I do have a job, as do most gamers, since average age of gamers is about 30 and most of us have been playing for about 12 years. Here's the proof.

So we're not some kind of societal outliers, living on the fringe of civilisation as a minority sub-culture. No man, gamers are normal. We are the normal. We're everyone and everywhere. We're your friends and colleagues, your brothers and sisters. We have jobs, families and all the obligations and responsibilities that go with that.

And being like everyone else is killing us. We'll its killing me anyway, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that feels this way. Being a gamer is hard work. When we were kids, we had all this time to play Streets of Rage, Planescape: Torment and Command & Conquer. Now modern life seems to just get it way of letting us do the thing we love: Play games.

It makes me just want to sit by myself in a darkened room and break into song, lamenting the good old days when all the games were great and comforting like Stay-soft fragranced security blankies. Sort of like this guy, but less pathetic and with better vocal range.



Source - Cracked.com

Zaid's Twitter  / MWEB GameZoneTwitter Facebook

Other News from Around the 'Net:



Gallery

Share This Article


 
comments powered by Disqus

1. Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V)
Brand: Take 2
Now R789

2. Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare
Brand: Activision/Blizzard
Now R499

3. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Brand: Electronic Arts
Now R499

4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Brand: Activision/Blizzard
Now R699

5. Far Cry 4
Brand: UBISOFT
Now R499

Kalahari.com
 

1. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag - Special Edition
Platform: Xbox One
Now R509

2. Project Spark
Brand: Microsoft
Now R430

3. Blood Bowl 2
Brand: Focus Home
Now R699

4. Orb Xbox One Controller Thumb Grips
Brand: ORB
Now R49

5. The Walking Dead Season 1 (GOTY)
Brand: Nordic Games
Now R649

Kalahari.com