What's your opinion on adults who play video games?
Adults playing video games
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/04/2012|
No opinion. Not my thing but if you love playing have at it.
I admit I'm intrigued by that new L.A. Noire game.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/05/2011|
These days, the majority of people who play video games are adults. The average age of a gamer is 35.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/05/2011|
Years ago it might have been pathetic, but now games are on everyone's mobile devices. There's no escaping it. If you don't work and play all day, then yes, that would be seriously pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/05/2011|
They're nerd fags. I bet they even read comics and know who the last 5 US presidents are.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/05/2011|
Guilty as charged, R4. :)
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/05/2011|
Pretending to dislike things because you're afraid of being seen as immature it's a very mature thing to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/05/2011|
This is almost like asking, "What's your opinion on adults who watch TV?"%0D %0D I think the vast majority of people play video games in some form or another, and it's accelerated with the broadening of casual and social games. 80-year old grandmothers play word games or Jewels on their computers, tons of people of all ages play games like Angry Birds on their phones, mothers play social games like Farmville or fitness games on the Wii, etc.%0D %0D Usually when people talk about "video games" they're referencing specific genres of games on home consoles (e.g. first-person military shooters on the XBox 360 or Playstation 3), but even those games have pretty wide age demographics, though largely male. But yeah, it just seems a bit dated to talk about "video games" like they're some new-fangled thing that only 8-year old boys play - maybe back in the 80's, but electronic games have expanded well past that now.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/05/2011|
Most people who play video games are adults.%0D %0D I know a dozen people 40 and up who play video games.%0D %0D Why is this even a question? It's almost like asking about "Adults who watch movies" ... it's a form of entertainment, and it's more interactive than sitting on a couch and vegging in front of the TV for sure.%0D %0D Hell, there are video games out there with budgets that dwarf some movies, and which make a huge return, that would dwarf some box-office returns. Video Games are BIG. And POPULAR.%0D %0D Anyone who thinks they're just for kids is living in a weird sort of past...%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/05/2011|
R7 = Nerd. Never went to Prom.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/05/2011|
R9, I am a nerd. But I did go to prom.%0D %0D And apparently R8 and I are mind twins or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/05/2011|
I think it is a way some people deal with anxiety.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/05/2011|
I'm almost 42 and grew up playing video games. I don't have a system now but I want one so bad. The problem is I get addicted to the games.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/05/2011|
They're games. People do them to have fun. None of my business what another person does for recreation. My mom played the Wiis (plural)I bought for a sibling and niece and wants one now. It was good exercise, it came with the sports games.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/05/2011|
[quote]I'm almost 42 and grew up playing video games. I don't have a system now but I want one so bad.
Then get one. Geez, you're 42 years old, you do still need to get someone's permission?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/05/2011|
My opinion is that you're old, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/06/2011|
I think a better question would be:%0D %0D Are any of you addicted to gaming, or know someone who is?%0D %0D I have a nephew who hasn't left the house in about 5 years due to his World of Warcraft addiction. I even hung out with him for a few hours and watched him play, just to see what the fuss was about. I couldn't get the allure at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/08/2011|
It's a perfectly fine form of entertainment but everything in moderation. Games now are so sophisticated compared to what was out there 20 years and they can be very addicting. The stories draw you in. R1, the LA Noire game is great!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/08/2011|
I love them. Just finished Portal 2, and now I'm completely engrossed in LA Noire.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/08/2011|
i gotta say, im pretty interested in the Wii U
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/08/2011|
I love them and I'm going to be 42. I never played as a kid, so now as an adult, I find them fascinating. I only play on the weekends though. Love my Xbox 360. I'd rather play a game than watch tv. It's much more engrossing and interactive. The best games are the ones you can wander around in. I actually enjoy seeing the game design and all the details the designers put in. I hate relentless action type games. Love to just look around in a different "world."
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/08/2011|
[quote]What's your opinion on adults who play video games?
It's a hobby, just like any other. It's no different from reading for fun, knitting for fun, playing golf for fun, etc.
Unless of course it is an obsession and you wind up neglecting your kids and pets because of it. There've been plenty of video game addicts whose babies have died from neglect.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/08/2011|
The adults who play video games and are all up into the "world" of the video game(s) scare the heck out of me.
Everyone else is cool. It is stress relief for some, I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/08/2011|
38yo gamer here. Taking a break from Warcraft for a while (I do spend a bit too much time on WoW). Just finished Portal 2 (anyone who disses games and gamers should try Portal 2 - it's amazing and engrossing, and there isn't a single weapon in it). Currently working through Assassin's Creed II. Giving up everything else in your life for your gaming is more than a bit sad, but people who don't game at all really are missing out on a vital new entertainment form.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/08/2011|
Does anybody have anything to report about the new Star Wars game? I saw a commercial for it yesterday and got excited, but I didn't realize it's a MMO. And it's costs $60 to buy and then a $15 monthly fee. That quickly diminished my excitement.
I do like video games, but I've never played one of the online role-playing games like WoW. If I were ever going to start, this Star Wars game would probably be the one that would draw me in. But that does seem pretty expensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/19/2011|
I love Angry Birds
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/19/2011|
Is OP posting from 1990?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/19/2011|
Been around video games and computers since I was a teenager in the days of Pong.
I have an Xbox and a Wii. GTA is one of my favorite games, but so too the Super Mario Brothers reboot on the Wii.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/19/2011|
It's better entertainment value that going out to see a movie. And more interactive.
I've played Borderlands, FarCry 2, Skyrim, Fallout 3, Portal 2, and others... they're amazing fun.
I pity adults who don't play video games.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/19/2011|
About 20 years ago, it was okay if adults played Tetris. That's about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/19/2011|
I wrote a song about this very topic:
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/19/2011|
OP, video games make far more money than movies. Someone with money is buying them. Guess which demographic has money.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/21/2011|
I grew up playing video games, still do. I dont do it every night, maybe once a week or so. Its a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful day and is also fun when you're playing with a partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/21/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/21/2011|
They're fine, within reason.
That said, I don't play them as I tend to get addicted.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/21/2011|
Think about home game systems. Those of us in our late 30s/early 40s grew up on these things. It's no longer "weird" for an adult because for us game consoles have always been around.
And yes, some of these games are very engaging. I bought Fallout 3 two and a half years ago. At the time it was one of the expensive games ($55?). But I have gotten so much game time out of it. Just played it again for the 3rd time.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/21/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/03/2012|
As a 43 year old who plays video games, I'd have to say I'm pro video games.
What a stupid question. Do you live under a rock, op? Most of my childless peers own a wii or playstation, and even those that don't still play games on their phones or on Facebook, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/03/2012|
Do any of these posters ever read books?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/03/2012|
[quote]Do any of these posters ever read books?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/03/2012|
Why would you assume books and video games are mutually exclusive? It's just another form of entertainment. Would you ask if a tv viewer "ever reads books"? How about a concert-goer? Or someone who likes to go dancing on the weekends, or golf, or throw back a few drinks with friends...
How old are you? You sound like my 73 year old father.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/03/2012|
This thread is making me wanna fire up the PS3.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/03/2012|
Most of the nerds on this thread still ride around the neighborhood on a skateboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/03/2012|
[quote]Most of my childless peers own a wii or playstation
I know nobody without children who still has a wii.
Most everyone I know has an XBox though, with a few that have a PS3.
I know several people who have more than one system. My cousin (40+) has an XBox for herself, and a Wii for her young daughter.
I'm 46 btw. And I just finished playing Skyrim. One of the best investments (dollars per hour of entertainment) I've ever made.
I also read a lot (I'm never NOT in the middle of a book), watch TV, go to see movies, occassionaly go to see live theater and live music, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/03/2012|
R42 You say that like its a bad thing. Is it that you are jealous of others that are younger or more agile than you?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/03/2012|
not my thing, really. but as long aas he doesn't do it for hours and hours on end, fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/03/2012|
I love role playing franchises like Diablo, Baldur's Gate, Silent Hill, and Resident Evil.
World of Warcraft Online scares me a bit since it looks very time consuming which prevented me also from joining social network sites like facebook. I don't think I could give it the time and energy without having to cut down on other things I like (like working out, reading, going out with friends, watching TV, etc.)
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/03/2012|
[quote]I know nobody without children who still has a wii.
Oh you are just 500 times cooler than my friends I guess, R43. I guess that's why you sit at the popular kids' table in the cafeteria.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/03/2012|
bump for adult gamers
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/04/2012|
[quote]I pity adults who don't play video games.
Bitch, I don't need your pity. I happen to be a very happy, well adjusted eldergay at 48.
I haven't played a video game since Atari. Did get hooked on a few PC Games, loved Castle Wolfenstein, but got tired of it after I completed the levels.
I don't FB but love twitter.
Don't be so judgmental, I don't care what you do with your time, so please don't worry about what I do with mine.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/04/2012|
Who is bumping all these old threads?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/04/2012|
OP? What's your opinion on Adults who watch TV? Or Adults who watch movies? Or Adults who play poker? Or Adults who watch sports? Or Adults who play sports?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/04/2012|
[quote]Bitch, I don't need your pity. I happen to be a very happy, well adjusted eldergay at 48.
Yeah, you sound SO happy
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/04/2012|
What do you think of people who like to get fisted?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/04/2012|
Well I'm 40 & plan on picking up the 3DS XL by Nintendo with Paper Mario to kill time over the upcoming holiday.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/04/2012|
Video games are awesome, although I hate how every game these days has to have a long drawn-out story. If I wanted to watch a movie, I'd...watch a movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/04/2012|
It's fine to play games but I know people (guys) who go home, game for 5 hours and go to bed. They neglect their wives, their kids and their pets just to kill some people on World of Warcraft. That isn't healthy. At least with booze they'd talk to others in their home.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/04/2012|
Video games are great fun. They can be as entertaining as films/tv shows. Video games have inspired films like Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Silent Hill (all adaptations of games). The Walking Dead games are even better than the TV Show. Same universe, different characters and you direct the story based on your choices.
To the "well adjusted" eldergay who last played an Atari game, perhaps you should give modern day gaming a try. Video games have come a long way since Astroids and Pac Man.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/04/2012|
Skyrim is one of the best games ever, and one of the best values for your entertainment dollar ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/04/2012|
Have you ever played "Tempest" or "Robotron" ?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/04/2012|
I don't play them and when I start judging people for playing them, I think of all the trash media I consume...I do love Tetris.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/04/2012|