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#1 Posted by Molitor5901outofdate (12 posts) -

I am 49.75 years old and considered a groomer by most online players.   I only started to play because of my 2 boys and now I've done Gears2 on Insane, Reach on Legendary and The last 4 COD/MW's on Veteran (the last two straight from opening the package) and several other games on the hardest difficulty.  Has age caught up with you??  Do you find yourself dying quickly in multiplayer and in LIFE.  Because I do. 
 
If you are over 40 we'll start a group, use a Zimmer Frame for a logo.
 
Molitor5901.

#2 Posted by MB (11902 posts) -

There are a few people I know of that are definitely older than you. I don't want to publicly bust them out, though!

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#3 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
@MB said:
" There are a few people I know of that are definitely older than you. I don't want to publicly bust them out, though! "
Can I personally mention a certain famous somebody then? =O
#4 Posted by Molitor5901outofdate (12 posts) -
@Meteora:   Do Tell.
 
And BTW what are u wearing ?
 
;0)
#5 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Claude passed the century mark a few years ago. He is both wise and immensely powerful.

#6 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops said:
" Claude passed the century mark a few years ago. He is both wise and immensely powerful. "
Indeed. I saw him swallow a hurricane once.
#7 Posted by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

Claude. Biff might be a reincarnation of sorts.

#8 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

I always thought hitman might have been so old, he evolved into a cloud of intelligent gas.

#9 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops said:
" I always thought hitman might have been so old, he evolved into a cloud of gas. "
There's no such thing as evolution. It's just shapeshifting demonic ppls.
#10 Edited by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore.
#11 Posted by obcdexter (570 posts) -
@GunnBjorn said:
" I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore. "
Exactly what the OP DOES NOT want to hear, I guess. :P
#12 Posted by Capum15 (4792 posts) -

Heh, I knew three people over 60 whom I used to play Ghost Recon 2 over Xbox Live with constantly (Pre-360). They were awesome.

#13 Posted by Molitor5901outofdate (12 posts) -
@GunnBjorn: 
 
I remember 33.  The viagraless years
#14 Posted by beej (1674 posts) -

Man I'm still the nice young age of twenty! Life stretches before me with near limitless possibility! (was this what you wanted to hear?)

#15 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I have to say congratulations, I'm less than half your age and I still have to take regular breaks for sore fingers (arthritis is a definite for later on). You're clearly doing pretty well

#16 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1593 posts) -
@Molitor5901:

I'm twenty and my dad is just turned 51 on the 17th 
I keep trying to get into games but he has a little trouble with the controls 
any advice for him :)
#17 Posted by mrfizzy (1513 posts) -

i turned 21 the other day so... no, not exactly. 

#18 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -
@Mars_Cleric said:
" @Molitor5901: I'm twenty and my dad is just turned 51 on the 17th I keep trying to get into games but he has a little trouble with the controls any advice for him :) "
Move?
#19 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1899 posts) -

My age is a palindrome but I'm under 30 yet old enough to be a child of the 80's :). 
 
Respect for getting into gaming. Back in the PS1 days I played a little GT with my dad but he soon got sick of having his ass handed to him.

#20 Posted by Molitor5901outofdate (12 posts) -
@Mars_Cleric said:
" @Molitor5901: I'm twenty and my dad is just turned 51 on the 17th I keep trying to get into games but he has a little trouble with the controls any advice for him :) "
If he doesn't like gaming he'll never be any good - I get bored with sports games - so I'm no good because there's no effort.  When the Kids first had a  Wii , Mrs Molitor5901 bought me Resident Evil 4 and Godfather Black Handi and i played them to death, LOVED it.  They were the first video games I played since space invaders in the 80's.  Next thing I make sure the kids get an xbox as a present and boom.
 
Try and find something he REALLY wants to play.
#21 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -
@Molitor5901 said:
" @GunnBjorn:   I remember 33.  The viagraless years "

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to bite with that comment. Since I'm in my thirties, playing games feels more and more like a guilty pleasure. Stupid, I know, but at my age (and you probably concur with this) life's starting to envelop you. I'm getting more and more busy with my work, relationships etc. Everytime I (want to) play a game, this thought runs through my head: ''Can't I do something more useful right now?'' And that takes away the pleasure of gaming. I'm still calibrating the right balance between duties and joys. That's all. Forgive me my broken English. Me stupid man from Netherlands. Me not speak English very good. ; )
#22 Posted by OldGuy (1493 posts) -
@Molitor5901: Almost exactly 1 year behind you... you are not alone (though I started to play with a Pong machine at a friends house [a Sears model? Not sure], moved to Trek and Adventure on the mini computer at my Dad's office and haven't looked back since)... I'm still more comfortable with a mouse an keyboard than thumbsticks for shooters (so that's my "get off my lawnness" - well, one of them...)...
#23 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1899 posts) -
@GunnBjorn: God damn I feel like that already. I was hoping by the time I settle into a stable job and some career progression I might not feel so bad about it...
#24 Posted by Tebbit (4447 posts) -

It's funny how 50 is old when it comes to games, but in real life, "old" is more like 75-80. I guess the same can be said of bank robbery and break-dancing too.

#25 Edited by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

I'm still a spring chicken (42 years old) but my positive k/d ratio days are well behind me. However, I still plan to get my share of kills as soon as this new Reach map pack becomes available. ;)

#26 Posted by PenguinDust (12442 posts) -

I guess I am the whippersnapper at our Giant Bomb rest home being a year under "Zombie Dad".  I started gaming like a few of you in the 1970's with Pong and the scant few arcade games popping up around metropolitan areas.  Later it was a 2600 and then a computer followed by various home consoles though the decades.  I can't say that you'll see me on the FPS killing fields anytime soon since while I enjoy a good shooter as much as the next geezer, I don't have the patience for online competitive multiplayer.  RPGs are really my game of choice, so if you drop into Bioware's Star Wars MMO next year, perhaps I'll see you.   
 
I never think about the useful things I could be doing rather than gaming because the truth of the matter is if I wasn't gaming, I'd being doing something else as equally wasteful.  Why do we get it into our heads especially as we mature that our free time must be productive to some degree?   Why can't we just enjoy fun for the joy it brings?  Now, that isn't to say I don't sometimes wonder if I had spent the hundreds of hours I've devoted to specific games on learning a language or an artistic skill how much more enriched my life might be.  It's human nature to wonder "what if?", but on the same note, I know who I am at this point and if I was going to do any of those things, I would have done them or (more precisely) I would finished doing them.  So, I choose to not dwell on the lost time.  For whatever reason fate set me down this road, I am a gamer today as I have been since I dropped my first quarter into a machine over 30 years ago.  It makes me happy.  That's enough for now.

#27 Posted by emem (1960 posts) -
@Capum15 said:
" Heh, I knew three people over 60 whom I used to play Ghost Recon 2 over Xbox Live with constantly (Pre-360). They were awesome. "
What do you mean by "knew" and "were", are they dead? I hope not! 
 
@Molitor5901
said:
" I am 49.75 years old and considered a groomer by most online players.   I only started to play because of my 2 boys and now I've done Gears2 on Insane, Reach on Legendary and The last 4 COD/MW's on Veteran (the last two straight from opening the package) and several other games on the hardest difficulty.  Has age caught up with you??  Do you find yourself dying quickly in multiplayer and in LIFE.  Because I do.   If you are over 40 we'll start a group, use a Zimmer Frame for a logo. Molitor5901. "
Nice, games keep you young. I prefer that over becoming grumpy. :)
#28 Posted by Azteck (7450 posts) -
@Axxol said:
" @sodiumCyclops said:
" Claude passed the century mark a few years ago. He is both wise and immensely powerful. "
Indeed. I saw him swallow a hurricane once. "
I heard that he got thirsty once, so he drank a whole volcano.
#29 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@GunnBjorn said:

"I'm getting more and more busy with my work, relationships etc. Everytime I (want to) play a game, this thought runs through my head: ''Can't I do something more useful right now?'' And that takes away the pleasure of gaming."

Dude, I'm only 22 and I feel like this all the fucking time. Thankfully, I've had some time off since handing in my coursework and I just sat back and played games for a few days. Bliss.
#30 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

Oh sweet, I hope I'm still playing games at that age. Maybe the zimmer frame club will still be going!
 
My dad won't play anything but lemmings, but man did he love lemmings!

#31 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Get off my lawn, YOU GODDAMN CAMPERS!  *drops controller and shakes cane*

#32 Posted by copycatzen (816 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
"Get off my lawn, YOU GODDAMN CAMPERS!  *drops controller and shakes cane* "

LOL
#33 Posted by awesomeusername (4153 posts) -
@GunnBjorn said:
" I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore. "
I'm 18. Now you must feel old again. :D
#34 Posted by guiseppe (2837 posts) -

Hell, I'm only 25 and I still feel kind of "old" here. Then again, it doesn't bother me at all :D.

#35 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Oh mighty Claude, please come forth and grace this thread with your presence.

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#36 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Claude. 
#37 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

Are you the kind of old where we have to speak loudly and slowly so you can understand or the kind of old where we have to speak quietly becuase loud noises might give you a heart attack?
 
Also Claude is the friendly neighbourhood old guy. He's very nice. I once sat on his lap and he had a magic hat which he would tell us to put our hand in and stroke the magic rabbit that was inside. Nice old man. He gave Nintendo games but I wasn't allowed to tell my parents about them.

#38 Posted by weegieanawrench (1934 posts) -
@Scooper:  Gross.  
 
I'm just about to turn twenty so maybe I shouldn't even have posted.
#39 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
@awesomeusername said:
" @GunnBjorn said:
" I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore. "
I'm 18. Now you must feel old again. :D "
16 
 
u mad?
#40 Edited by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

I am 18 and I felt old when thinking about this: Those born in the year of 2000 are now 10. 10! I remember that freaking year. I need to sit down.

#41 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -
@Molitor5901 said:
" @Meteora:   Do Tell.  And BTW what are u wearing ?  ;0) "
Well now you're officially the creepy old dude.  Nice work there.
 
On a less snarky note, I think it's very cool to hear about gamers that aren't the assumed age range. Especially if they've stuck with video games since their inception.
#42 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -
@GunnBjorn said:
" I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore. "
I thought I was the only 30 something, besides the staff, here in the forums, I'm 33 also.
#43 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (489 posts) -

I just turned 30 and I already feel that I get my ass handed to me constantly in online multi-player FPSs. I hope I'm not losing my twitch reflexes already. Oh well, you're only as old as you feel and I still feel like I'm in my early 20's so I'm going to stick with gaming for a good long while yet.

#44 Posted by awesomeusername (4153 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
" @awesomeusername said:
" @GunnBjorn said:
" I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore. "
I'm 18. Now you must feel old again. :D "
16  u mad? "
Hell no! 18 is much better then being 16! I enjoy being 18 more then I enjoyed being 16. 
#45 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@awesomeusername said:
" @Jack268 said:
" @awesomeusername said:
" @GunnBjorn said:
" I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore. "
I'm 18. Now you must feel old again. :D "
16  u mad? "
Hell no! 18 is much better then being 16! I enjoy being 18 more then I enjoyed being 16.  "
We can buy super glue! :D
#46 Posted by tunaburn (1879 posts) -

my dad bought an xbox360. came with sonic. he couldnt get the controls right so he got frustrated and gave me the xbox360. I probably should of told him that noone gets the controls right on a new sonic game..... oh well i love the 360.

#47 Edited by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
@awesomeusername said:

" @Jack268 said:

" @awesomeusername said:
" @GunnBjorn said:
" I feel somewhat relieved. Being age thirty-three, I don't feel so old anymore. "
I'm 18. Now you must feel old again. :D "
16  u mad? "
Hell no! 18 is much better then being 16! I enjoy being 18 more then I enjoyed being 16.  "
YEAH?! WELL I CAN BUY ALCOHOL ILLEGALLY WHICH MAKES ME LOTS COOLER 
 
Naw, you're probably right. 
 
Still, I'm half of Gunnbjorns age and like 1/3rd of OP. Wtf
#48 Posted by Marcsman (3094 posts) -

Turning 41 in two weeks.
#49 Posted by Capum15 (4792 posts) -
@emem:  I hope not either. That was back during the original Xbox Live, and when I got my 360 I didn't transfer my original Gamertag (no idea why), and I could never correctly remember their tags. So I hope they're doing well.
#50 Posted by jozzy (2041 posts) -

I am so old I couldn't remember my age. recently I thought I was 31, than my wife told me I was 32... Ugh, one year of my life...gone.