How old are you, SW? How long have you been coming to Gamespot?

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Poll How old are you, SW? How long have you been coming to Gamespot? (118 votes)

15-19 2%
20-24 4%
25-29 17%
30-34 32%
35-39 23%
40-44 13%
45-49 7%
50-54 0%
55-59 2%
60+ 1%

It's been a while since we've done a census in SW lol. I'm in my early 30s. Have been coming to Gamespot since when it used to be videogames.com I signed up for a forum account when I was in high school. My original tag was supposed to be SolidGamer but got cut off by "_basic" that they used to impose on all free users. My name was inspired by MGS. I was mostly an OT poster back in the day and had a well known monthly interview thread where I interviewed one forumer a month. I also started a union at the time which was actually a parody of unions back then. As for SW, I didn't come to SW until PS3 era. And SW has been home since.

What about you, SW? What's your story?

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#1  Edited By br0kenrabbit
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Mid 40's. There are people online now younger than my account here.

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#2 I_P_Daily  Online
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Old enough to not take this place seriously (I have plenty thinking I do lol) and I started coming here about a month before I actually signed up in 2015.

I find it hilarious when a certain poster says i'm an alt, but can never name it LOL.

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#3  Edited By lundy86_4
Member since 2003 • 57388 Posts

Coming here consistently is probably 10 or so years. My acct is from '04, I think.

Edit: '03, the year before I moved to Canada.

Edit 2: I'm 33, and forgot to include that lol.

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#4  Edited By Seabas989
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I made an account back in 2009 but I was a lurker back in 2005 or 06 (when the hype for the 360, PS3 and the Nintendo "Revolution" were big).

Basically I remember: Twinblade105, ThugPikachu, Yo-foo, and the Twilight Princess 8.8 aftermath (among other odd moments).

EDIT: I'm 30.

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#5 jeezers
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27, made my account in 07 but i checked out gamespot off and on starting in middle school

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#6  Edited By ConanTheStoner
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37. Been visiting GS as long as it's been around. Think I started posting on the site in 2003? Honestly can't remember, wanna say it was around the time GS and GF merged.

But I didn't start posting on SW til late 2004. Was directed here after the Doom 3 flop, wanted to fvck with hermits, but mods didn't want me shitting up the other boards. Actually felt insulted being told to post here haha.

Lots of fun times though. Nothing will ever be like SW was, gen 6 through mid-gen 7. The traffic this place got was insane, and some of the personalities were just over the top. And while some of the rules were definitely too strict, it made for some very clever trolling. Shit actually took effort. And baiting another user into a meltdown, which typically lead to an eventual suspension, or even a ban? Priceless.

This place was truly a game in itself.

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#7 watercrack445
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I've been coming to Gamspot for 2 years by now. It's funny because it doesn't feel like 2 years since I made my account.

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#8 Lowtcp
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Way too young old

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#9 DaVillain-  Moderator  Online
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34yrs and I was a lurker here on Gamespot around 2011, and I didn't sign up right away due to Collage I was attending and when I was done, I finally made an account in 2014 October I think. I knew what System Wars was all about so I wasn't a complete stranger but we were still using 500 post rules before GS ditch it in late 2015. I got to OT and SW the most and sometimes I go to Games Discussion for safe heaven place to talk about games itself. That said, Gamespot is my only gaming site home and I stop going to IGN when I join Gamespot. System Wars nowadays is a shadow of it's former self and this place used to be so active, it was hard to keep up with new threads and getting too many notifications was the best parts. But not anymore.

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#10 warmblur
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I started following GS since 2001 I miss the days of On The Spot 2001-2007 was the prime of this site. But I didn't join until 2017 I was on GiantBomb for many years but that place went downhill.

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#11  Edited By WitIsWisdom
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34 and too damn long. This is actually my 2nd account after I made a new name. I forgot those credentials a long time ago, but it was something like Slyfox that I had used for a few years beforehand... which was actually a random generated name given to me from an email I signed up for years ago that I tweaked a little bit.. lol.

After I got my nickname in the USMC I created this account. For those that care, an Iraqi general (converted to sergeant major of the IIF and one of the founding members) told me that my wit surpassed the wisdom of 100 great men after I intercepted a signal and we found the largest stash of weapons in Fallujah to that point in time. People started calling me Wit and I made this account as a play on words in homage to that event.

I've been coming here since the site was one of the best and loved it during the height of the groups (I really miss the Candid Collectors Union ((CCU) it had. It isn't what it once was, but it also isn't as bad as it was a small handful of years ago, so hopefully that's a good sign. To this day this is really one of the only game sites I post on other than some facebook groups... old habits die hard huh? lol

For those that have been around long enough you probably already know, but I'm pretty sure the Konami code on the front page (if done with arrow keys and letters on your keyboard) still takes you to the Contra page. Just an old fun little easter egg. The last time I checked was a year or two ago and it still worked.. not sure now though.. The more you know, right?

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#12  Edited By SUD123456
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I am closer to 60 than I am to 50.

I was a lurker here for a few years before I joined in 2007. This is my one and only account and I created it because I had an RROD question about my 360.

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#13 ConanTheStoner
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@SUD123456:

Ha, I know it's a ways back to remember, but... did they accuse you of being an alt, like you signed up just to shit on 360?

I just remember seeing a lot of that back then.

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#14  Edited By Gatygun
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Dunno how long, but made a account here for debating some technical stuff like ages ago.

33 years old

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20-24. I've always known of Gamespot but have only actively been using the forums since Feb 2018 when I created an account.

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@i_p_daily: They accused me of being your alt. I have no idea how they even came to this conclusion.

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@Juub1990 said:

@i_p_daily: They accused me of being your alt. I have no idea how they even came to this conclusion.

Was it the tormented one who accused you? as he is obsessed with trying to find my alt even though i tell him to ask the mods to check my account he doesn't believe me, but i must admit his confusion makes me laugh.

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#18  Edited By Archangel3371
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I’m 48 and have been coming here long before I made an account here in 2004.

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31. I lurked for a year or two before making my account.

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#20 SUD123456
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@ConanTheStoner: Yes. Alt, MS/Xbox hater, cow, etc. Pretty much everything. Although back then there was actually moderation and SWs had real game info as a much higher % of all posts. Now SWs is pure garbage where you have to wade through endless BS just to find something useful about games.

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#21  Edited By Pedro
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Before almost everyone here I is. :)

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47. Lurked about a year before joining. This place was so awesome back then.

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#23 onesiphorus
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I am currently 44 years old, but will be 45 this March. I have been a regular forum user of GameSpot since December 2007, even though Ifirst knew of the site in 2001.

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#24 Ghosts4ever
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late 20s almost reaching 30. visiting GS since 15 years almost. lurking here, finding news etc.

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#25 getyeryayasout
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Originally came to the forums looking to talk Dreamcast. Posted in General Games Discussion and system specific boards for a couple years before jumping into SW.

I'm 9 years old.

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#26 thehig1
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33 been coming here since about 2014.

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#27  Edited By BassMan
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39 OG. Been here since the beginning.

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#28 Cloud_imperium
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I'll be 30 this may. Visited gamespot casually since my teen years but joined forums in early 2010s

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#29 Nirgal
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I'm 34, and I'm very surprised most people are around my age. Most of the time when i read this forum, everyone is trying to attack people that like a different console or they get really angry if their console is doing worse in sales. Some people here act like they are the paid PR employees of these companies.

So i have always assumed everyone here was either a kid or a teenager.

Its kind of disappointing its not the case. Lets hope the ones bickering are the teenagers then. And the grown ups are looking to be slightly amused.

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#30 Zidaneski
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I’m 31. Joined during my high school years. I really enjoy reading post on system wars because for the most part this is where I think the most passionate people are about video games. There also is some degree of intellect as well if you want your viewpoint and opinions to hold any weight.

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#31 Litchie
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Soon to be 32. Joined 2003.

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#32 Ghosts4ever
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@nirgal said:

I'm 34, and I'm very surprised most people are around my age.

Yeah. it appears that there are very less 20 yo kids. and most of them are in 30s.

guess these kids mostly follow social media or facebook. there was a time when forums were full of teenagers.

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#33 Oldgun  Online
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Been coming to this site when it was called gamecenter.com. It was 1999. I'm 40 years old.

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#34 watercrack445
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@getyeryayasout: Haha, yeah right

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#35 I_P_Daily  Online
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@ghosts4ever said:

late 20s almost reaching 30. visiting GS since 15 years almost. lurking here, finding news etc.

How many alts have you had in those 10yrs before this account??? because we all know you weren't lurking for 10yrs before joining up.

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#36 Litchie
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@ghosts4ever said:
@nirgal said:

I'm 34, and I'm very surprised most people are around my age.

Yeah. it appears that there are very less 20 yo kids. and most of them are in 30s.

guess these kids mostly follow social media or facebook. there was a time when forums were full of teenagers.

Yeah, luckily we still have you to uphold this forum's (pre)teenage feeling.

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#37 R4gn4r0k
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Turned 30 last month.

Boy, gamespot seems to lack a lot of young people. I also think that's due to young people not gaming that much on PCs or consoles anymore.

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#38 silkylove
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42. I've been here since the beginning.

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#39 Ghosts4ever
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@R4gn4r0k said:

Turned 30 last month.

Boy, gamespot seems to lack a lot of young people. I also think that's due to young people not gaming that much on PCs or consoles anymore.

they have been playing PUBG and fortnite mostly.

@Litchie said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@nirgal said:

I'm 34, and I'm very surprised most people are around my age.

Yeah. it appears that there are very less 20 yo kids. and most of them are in 30s.

guess these kids mostly follow social media or facebook. there was a time when forums were full of teenagers.

Yeah, luckily we still have you to uphold this forum's (pre)teenage feeling.

really? how is almost 30 is teenager?

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#40  Edited By Litchie
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@ghosts4ever said:
@Litchie said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@nirgal said:

I'm 34, and I'm very surprised most people are around my age.

Yeah. it appears that there are very less 20 yo kids. and most of them are in 30s.

guess these kids mostly follow social media or facebook. there was a time when forums were full of teenagers.

Yeah, luckily we still have you to uphold this forum's (pre)teenage feeling.

really? how is almost 30 is teenager?

Where did I say almost 30 is teenager?

30 year olds can act like teenagers too. Obviously.

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#41 Ghosts4ever
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@Litchie said:

Where did I say almost 30 is teenager?

30 year olds can act like teenagers too. Obviously.

my friend, if i dont like nintendo or childish games. how i am acting like teenagers?

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#42 uninspiredcup  Online
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Old, but the mind of a mentally stunted 16 year old where posts are vitriolic diarrhea.

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#43 Litchie
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@ghosts4ever said:
@Litchie said:

Where did I say almost 30 is teenager?

30 year olds can act like teenagers too. Obviously.

my friend, if i dont like nintendo or childish games. how i am acting like teenagers?

My friend. Going out your way making sure everyone knows you only play mature games starring men with big muscles and lots of blood and gore, while calling everything else childish, is 100% acting like a teenager.

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#44  Edited By KillzoneSnake
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I see most of us are in our early 30's. 33 here. I been coming here since the 90's. Going to videogames.com (now takes you to GB wow lol) at school lol. My friends thought i was a casual but i used to tell them its GameSpot! This site went down the toilet like around 2007. Not just the Jeff getting fired thing, but back then i got perma ban for calling someone a noob. That's how bad the mods were back then banning people left and right. These days the forums are a ghost town compared to the golden years...

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#45  Edited By BassMan
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@Oldgun said:

Been coming to this site when it was called gamecenter.com. It was 1999. I'm 40 years old.

It was never called gamecenter.com. That was CNET's site. There was gamespot.com and videogamespot/videogames.com. The original site started back in 1996 and was a separate entity not affiliated with CNET, CBS or any other bullshit. Happypuppy.com was the other big game site where I used to download demos.

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#46  Edited By Epak_
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Been a member and a lurker since 2004, been posting actively since 2007. Turning 33.

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#47 Oldgun  Online
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@BassMan: But I remember visiting gamecenter for my gaming news when sometime in very late 90s (think it was 98-99) when gamecenter started to take me to gamespot. In any case, gamespot sure is not what it used to be. How can I forget the God awful download speed of the Demos on our 56k modem. Thanks for clarifying mate.

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#48 Netret0120
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Joined in 05 but lost my account. I enjoyed the unions back in the day and how much more active all the boards were back in the day.

Then the change happened in website design and I like most people left. I came back in 2013 and here ever since. I am 26 now.

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#49 R4gn4r0k
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@ghosts4ever said:
@R4gn4r0k said:

Turned 30 last month.

Boy, gamespot seems to lack a lot of young people. I also think that's due to young people not gaming that much on PCs or consoles anymore.

they have been playing PUBG and fortnite mostly.

yeah but you see when we were playing the popular games out there, we were still visiting forums.

I guess forums are just 'outdated' now and people talk about games on social media instead of forums.

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#50 GoldenElementXL
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I’m 36 and I opened my original account (the same name) in 2002-2003. I lurked for a while before that.