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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 11:27
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 11:27
Jan 7, 2020, 11:27
 
Not sure any of the publishers care about us.
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 13:08
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 13:08
Jan 7, 2020, 13:08
 
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

VR developers, in particular, don't seem to account for the limited mobility of older gamers.
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Jan 7, 2020, 15:11
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Jan 7, 2020, 15:11
 
Gaming Attitudes and Habits of Adults Ages 50-Plus…

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Jan 7, 2020, 16:30
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Jan 7, 2020, 16:30
 
That gnawing feeling of despair when everyone has quit your ftp game. Goodluck
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 16:33
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 16:33
Jan 7, 2020, 16:33
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 11:27:
Not sure any of the publishers care about us.

Nope. They're making games to go wide. Gamers over 50 don't spend enough money, collectively, for any major publisher to target. The younger generations are outspending the 50+ year olds exponentially.

And yes, before someone complains, I know you and your friends are spending more than ever, but since when are the people here the norm and not the outlier? People here want to act like a special class that knows more than the average user in one thread, then act like everyone is just like them in another.
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 17:12
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 17:12
Jan 7, 2020, 17:12
 
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

I'm 57 and I hassled the hell out of my parents for an Atari 2600 so I could play Space Invaders at home.
Unfortunately they couldn't afford it. :-(
Very shortly after that I got my first job, saved up and purchased my Commodore 64 (which I still have).
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 17:13
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 17:13
Jan 7, 2020, 17:13
 
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

VR developers, in particular, don't seem to account for the limited mobility of older gamers.

That's why the Wii U Bowling was a huge hit with seniors.
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 17:27
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 17:27
Jan 7, 2020, 17:27
 
ventry wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:12:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

I'm 57 and I hassled the hell out of my parents for an Atari 2600 so I could play Space Invaders at home.
Unfortunately they couldn't afford it. :-(
Very shortly after that I got my first job, saved up and purchased my Commodore 64 (which I still have).

Does your C64 still work? Are you able to play Impossible Mission and Return to Castle Wolfenstein?
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 17:29
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 17:29
Jan 7, 2020, 17:29
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:13:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

VR developers, in particular, don't seem to account for the limited mobility of older gamers.

That's why the Wii U Bowling was a huge hit with seniors.
Also Wii Cribbage.
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 18:49
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Jan 7, 2020, 18:49
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:29:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:13:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

VR developers, in particular, don't seem to account for the limited mobility of older gamers.

That's why the Wii U Bowling was a huge hit with seniors.
Also Wii Cribbage.

I will have you know that there is no Wii Cribbage, because if there was I would have preordered that so fast...
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 7, 2020, 22:08
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 22:08
Jan 7, 2020, 22:08
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 18:49:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:29:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:13:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

VR developers, in particular, don't seem to account for the limited mobility of older gamers.

That's why the Wii U Bowling was a huge hit with seniors.

Also Wii Cribbage.

I will have you know that there is no Wii Cribbage, because if there was I would have preordered that so fast...
How about this?
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Gaming Attitudes and Habits of Adults Ages 50-Plus…
Jan 8, 2020, 00:38
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 15:11:
Gaming Attitudes and Habits of Adults Ages 50-Plus…

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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 8, 2020, 03:36
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 8, 2020, 03:36
Jan 8, 2020, 03:36
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 22:08:
MattyC wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 18:49:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:29:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:13:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

VR developers, in particular, don't seem to account for the limited mobility of older gamers.

That's why the Wii U Bowling was a huge hit with seniors.

Also Wii Cribbage.

I will have you know that there is no Wii Cribbage, because if there was I would have preordered that so fast...
How about this?

I guess I am of the old school (older school, oldest?), but cribbage is best with 3 players. That said, your link still has potential!
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Jan 8, 2020, 04:03
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Re: etc. Jan 8, 2020, 04:03
Jan 8, 2020, 04:03
 
Kinda weird reading this.
I am not 50 yet, but when I play games I still feel like Im in my 20s. I doubt that will change, unless my hearing and sight fails and my reaction time goes down the drain.
And I still play them a lot. They are part of what I am and will always be. And nowadays its perfectly fine to admit that. Dumbasses who think games are for kids only are a dying breed.
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 8, 2020, 04:32
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 8, 2020, 04:32
Jan 8, 2020, 04:32
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:27:
ventry wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 17:12:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:08:
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

I'm 57 and I hassled the hell out of my parents for an Atari 2600 so I could play Space Invaders at home.
Unfortunately they couldn't afford it. :-(
Very shortly after that I got my first job, saved up and purchased my Commodore 64 (which I still have).

Does your C64 still work? Are you able to play Impossible Mission and Return to Castle Wolfenstein?

Absolutely my C64 still works.
Played the hell out of Impossible Mission. The digitized speech blew my mind.
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Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+
Jan 8, 2020, 07:43
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I only feel 50 when I'm done gaming for the day. Or when someone embarrasses me in Overwatch.
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Re: etc.
Jan 8, 2020, 09:13
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Jan 8, 2020, 09:13
 
Sometimes I imagine an 80 year old version of myself in a retirement home with my friends playing slower paced gaming 'classics' like Magic the Gathering, Warcraft 2 BNE, and Baldur's Gate 2.
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Jan 8, 2020, 14:01
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Jan 8, 2020, 14:01
 
Here's an interesting article on those stats

https://www.earnest.com/blog/the-demographics-of-video-gaming/
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