"Too old" for video games.

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#1 castletonsnob
Member since 2020 • 15 Posts

Even though video games have become more mainstream as a hobby, there's still a stigma against adults playing them, with some people thinking you're a manchild for still playing video games as an adult.

Are you ever "too old" for video games?

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#2 VFighter
Member since 2016 • 6775 Posts

No.

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#3 Litchie
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Not as long as you have working fingers.

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#4 Johnny_Rock
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51 and counting. I'll stop playing when I'm dead and in the ground.

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#5 ycdeo
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Over 40 and still gaming.

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#6 GeryGo  Moderator
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Never too adult for a hobby, don't let anyone tell you different

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#7 Sevenizz
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They say your dexterity dwindles as you age. Once that’s gone, then you’re forced to buy a playstation and buy their movie and anime games that require little skill, but have that story to keep you entertained.

Not happening to me. I’d sooner quit gaming rather than care who my character is dating.

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#8 with_teeth26
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I think this stigma is slowly going away. Any new medium is distrusted by those who don't grow up with it for a while.

Like, me as a 30 year old, and Tik Tok. WTF is that shit?

Anyways, even my 65ish year old parents don't give me flak anymore for continuing to play games (though that is probably in part due to my not living at home anymore so its not as in their face)

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#9 TJDMHEM
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no.

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#10 Speeny
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No, I don’t believe that. It’s just another form of entertainment for me.

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#11 kasiabartek
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So im almost 39. I play since 1987. I love video Games!

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#12 warmblur
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I'm to old to give a shit what other people think of my hobbies.

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#14 WESTBLADE
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@castletonsnob said:

Even though video games have become more mainstream as a hobby, there's still a stigma against adults playing them, with some people thinking you're a manchild for still playing video games as an adult.

Are you ever "too old" for video games?

"Too old" to have a hobby...???

I mean, if a you've got a hobby that doesn't involve doing illegal stuff, doesn't lead to neglect your duties or is not downright harmful to you or your surroundings, what's wrong with that?

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#15 Pedro  Online
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Nope! Just like you are not too old for movies or music.

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#16 Byshop  Moderator
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@castletonsnob said:

Even though video games have become more mainstream as a hobby, there's still a stigma against adults playing them, with some people thinking you're a manchild for still playing video games as an adult.

Are you ever "too old" for video games?

Those would be people I wouldn't care to associate with so I have no reason to care what they think. I'm a married father of two working professional who turns 44 this year and I make no secret of the fact that gaming is one of my interests.

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#18 HEATHEN75
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Never too old for gaming. Your problem is that that you're still young enough that you care what others think. That will fade a little more with every birthday until you hit the sweet spot.

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#19 RatchetClank92
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I think it a lot more 'socially acceptable' or even actually just normal for adults to game. I know plenty of grown men who play quite a bit. I don't think I will ever age out of it.

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#20 Willy105
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Do you have arthritis?

If yes, then maybe. If no, then whatever.

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#21 Crazy_Chemist
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I’m 40, i still play video games.

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#22 Poarstman
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eh,I enjoyed my run with gaming when it was one of my major interests as a child through through my late teens,I can't say that i've really stopped enjoying it but I've put it into the back burner for when I literally can't find anything else to do with my free time.Literally the only way I can really find enjoy some of the video games i play these days is If I can explore and find someway to modify the challenges in non traditional ways if no other options are available,for example what is shown on as just right - tough based on rating of difficulty on gamefaqs,I want it to be grueling and insurmountable...

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#23 Sepewrath
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How does one become to old for entertainment, if someone considers themselves to old for entertainment; then they are probably also too old to live lol.

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#24 Atomic1977
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Been gaming since birth don’t see myself ever stopping. I’m 42 now will be 43 before the end of the year.

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#25 mrbojangles25
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I don't know...are you too old to have fun?

No?

Then there is your answer.

People are dumb. It's perfectly OK to do something like collect stamps, build RC airplanes, make sourdough bread, but you start playing a video game and suddenly you're wasting your time? GTFO.

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#27 Shantmaster_K
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No such thing. And the people who say such things are ignorant as hell as they sit on the couch and binge-watch shows.

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#28 gmak2442
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I say it's more trolls and alike that say playing games as adults is childish. Games never stop, that's even for God in my book.

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#29 SatireOfComedy
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@Sevenizz:

Or you can play pew pew vroom vroom games on assisted or casual difficulty

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#30 Kadin_Kai
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@castletonsnob: I think the stigma has largely gone in my opinion. That said, everyone plays games in my home.