It's my 20th birthday! I still want games!

Well today I turn 20 and I want Blur for my birthday! That's great... Right? The problem isn't that I'm getting older, it's that, in the eyes of everyone I know, I'm not growing up. 
 
You see, I loved playing video games since the day my grandmother bought me my very own Super Nintendo! I loved playing it and my parents were glad that I was because I was a child playing a game. For many years my parents would refer to my video games simply as 'games'. To them, video games were o the same level as hide and seek and it was apparent that as I got older, one of them started to worry. I will now take you through a brief timeline with my history of video games and my parents reaction to them. 
 
Age 7:  
  As you know, this is when I received my wonderful Super Nintendo! Complete with a copy of Super Mario World. I played it for hours and my parents didn't complain because it kept me inside the house, nice and safe.  
Parents: I was a kid... They liked that I was playing games. 
 
Age 8(this is a big year): 
  Just a year after I got my Super Nintendo i discovered something wonderful. What did I find you ask? Well you see, one day I went over to my cousins house and saw him playing a game, but it wasn't a Super Nintendo game, it was something amazing. For the first time in my life, I witnessed the PlayStation and its 3d games! I can still imagine my face as I saw my cousin playing a Brash Bandicoot game where he was running down the great wall of china collecting peaches... I was stunned. These were no longer sprites moving in 2d, these games had depth and it felt like something wonderful, another world... One that I could escape to. Naturally, I whined and begged my parents to buy me a PlayStation. About a month later my dad came home with a Toys R Us bag, he said "Here, open it.", and so I did. My eyes glistened with joy as I looked at the beauty that was the PlayStation box... My life changed that day... Until my sister broke my PlayStation that same year. 
Parents: They still thought I was just a kid playing games.  

Age 10:  
Over two years since my PlayStation broke and I had gone back to playing my Super Nintendo. Something happened this year... Something odd... My older sister was already in the sixth grade and she was complaining about not being able to use a computer. So naturally my parents bought one... But the computer they bought was special. You see, nobody in my family knew anything about computers back then, so when we all went to buy one all my parents asked for was the "best computer available". That best computer? I didn't know how good it could be... Until I saw a sticker on it. It said "Now you can play all the newest games with Nvidia!". I was confused, I never heard of Nvidia and the only games I played were Roller Coaster Tycoon and The Oregon Trail on school computers, so I thought that it just made games like those look nicer. I was wrong. 
 Parents: "Silly child, computers aren't for games."
 
Age 11: 
It's my 11th birthday and my cousin bought me something special, a handful of games. Not just any games, PC games. I installed the first game thinking it would look like the school computer games... Needless to say that I was blown away by a quaint little game called "Half Life", you may have heard of it. So there I was, spending hours playing games like Half Life, Driver, and Diablo 2. 
Parents: They were getting concerned, computers are for typing up essays, not for playing games! 
 
Age 12: 
My dad bough me a PS2 for Christmas... It was awesome. I don't need to say much more. I spent years playing it, discovering new games and admiring the graphics of a new console. 
 Parents: You're going to ruin your eyes if you keep playing games the whole day! 
 
Age 16: 
My computer was pretty old so i stuck to playing my PS2 at this point. I was pretty knowledgeable about games now, I read reviews and heard about all the newest consoles the day they were announced. naturally after hearing about the Xbox 360, I wanted one... But there was a problem, I was 16 and I still didn't have a job. I fought for months trying to get a job only to get shot down over and over again. Just as I thought all hope was lost my father came in my room with a Toys R Us bag... I've seen this before, twice in fact. When I opened up that bag and saw the Xbox 360 box my head exploded with excitement! I knew that i would be able to play new games and make more friends! I definitely made more friends, about a hundred. You see, I never knew consoles could have online let alone a full online program with voice chat. I spent every match of every game just chatting with people, talking about games, cars, life... It was awesome.
Parents: My dad was cool with my gaming habit but my mom wouldn't stop giving me the "You're to old to play with toys!" lecture. 
 
Present day (age 20): 
So here I am, 20 years old and working on getting my associates degree in visual communications. My parent's asked what I wanted for my birthday this year, I said I was broke so a new copy of Blur would be nice. The next 20 minutes of the conversation consisted of my mother trying to convince me that I was too old for games, she told me clothes were more important. It's odd, it seems as if the only people who really grew up were me and my father, we both saw games evolve as a medium and we both understood that they're no longer "just games". Every other person was still in the past, stuck with the notion that video games are still for children, unable to evolve their views about them. In their eyes, however, I am still a child... A child for loving something they never took the time to understand.

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Posted by Kookro

Well today I turn 20 and I want Blur for my birthday! That's great... Right? The problem isn't that I'm getting older, it's that, in the eyes of everyone I know, I'm not growing up. 
 
You see, I loved playing video games since the day my grandmother bought me my very own Super Nintendo! I loved playing it and my parents were glad that I was because I was a child playing a game. For many years my parents would refer to my video games simply as 'games'. To them, video games were o the same level as hide and seek and it was apparent that as I got older, one of them started to worry. I will now take you through a brief timeline with my history of video games and my parents reaction to them. 
 
Age 7:  
  As you know, this is when I received my wonderful Super Nintendo! Complete with a copy of Super Mario World. I played it for hours and my parents didn't complain because it kept me inside the house, nice and safe.  
Parents: I was a kid... They liked that I was playing games. 
 
Age 8(this is a big year): 
  Just a year after I got my Super Nintendo i discovered something wonderful. What did I find you ask? Well you see, one day I went over to my cousins house and saw him playing a game, but it wasn't a Super Nintendo game, it was something amazing. For the first time in my life, I witnessed the PlayStation and its 3d games! I can still imagine my face as I saw my cousin playing a Brash Bandicoot game where he was running down the great wall of china collecting peaches... I was stunned. These were no longer sprites moving in 2d, these games had depth and it felt like something wonderful, another world... One that I could escape to. Naturally, I whined and begged my parents to buy me a PlayStation. About a month later my dad came home with a Toys R Us bag, he said "Here, open it.", and so I did. My eyes glistened with joy as I looked at the beauty that was the PlayStation box... My life changed that day... Until my sister broke my PlayStation that same year. 
Parents: They still thought I was just a kid playing games.  

Age 10:  
Over two years since my PlayStation broke and I had gone back to playing my Super Nintendo. Something happened this year... Something odd... My older sister was already in the sixth grade and she was complaining about not being able to use a computer. So naturally my parents bought one... But the computer they bought was special. You see, nobody in my family knew anything about computers back then, so when we all went to buy one all my parents asked for was the "best computer available". That best computer? I didn't know how good it could be... Until I saw a sticker on it. It said "Now you can play all the newest games with Nvidia!". I was confused, I never heard of Nvidia and the only games I played were Roller Coaster Tycoon and The Oregon Trail on school computers, so I thought that it just made games like those look nicer. I was wrong. 
 Parents: "Silly child, computers aren't for games."
 
Age 11: 
It's my 11th birthday and my cousin bought me something special, a handful of games. Not just any games, PC games. I installed the first game thinking it would look like the school computer games... Needless to say that I was blown away by a quaint little game called "Half Life", you may have heard of it. So there I was, spending hours playing games like Half Life, Driver, and Diablo 2. 
Parents: They were getting concerned, computers are for typing up essays, not for playing games! 
 
Age 12: 
My dad bough me a PS2 for Christmas... It was awesome. I don't need to say much more. I spent years playing it, discovering new games and admiring the graphics of a new console. 
 Parents: You're going to ruin your eyes if you keep playing games the whole day! 
 
Age 16: 
My computer was pretty old so i stuck to playing my PS2 at this point. I was pretty knowledgeable about games now, I read reviews and heard about all the newest consoles the day they were announced. naturally after hearing about the Xbox 360, I wanted one... But there was a problem, I was 16 and I still didn't have a job. I fought for months trying to get a job only to get shot down over and over again. Just as I thought all hope was lost my father came in my room with a Toys R Us bag... I've seen this before, twice in fact. When I opened up that bag and saw the Xbox 360 box my head exploded with excitement! I knew that i would be able to play new games and make more friends! I definitely made more friends, about a hundred. You see, I never knew consoles could have online let alone a full online program with voice chat. I spent every match of every game just chatting with people, talking about games, cars, life... It was awesome.
Parents: My dad was cool with my gaming habit but my mom wouldn't stop giving me the "You're to old to play with toys!" lecture. 
 
Present day (age 20): 
So here I am, 20 years old and working on getting my associates degree in visual communications. My parent's asked what I wanted for my birthday this year, I said I was broke so a new copy of Blur would be nice. The next 20 minutes of the conversation consisted of my mother trying to convince me that I was too old for games, she told me clothes were more important. It's odd, it seems as if the only people who really grew up were me and my father, we both saw games evolve as a medium and we both understood that they're no longer "just games". Every other person was still in the past, stuck with the notion that video games are still for children, unable to evolve their views about them. In their eyes, however, I am still a child... A child for loving something they never took the time to understand.

Posted by TheThirstyWhale

it's all good, i'm about to hit 28, work in finance, and i still ask for games for my birthday
Posted by Kookro
@epilepsy: Cool! But I sill wish my mother could understand that games aren't for children anymore... But oh well.
Edited by NathHaw
@kookro said:

" @epilepsy: Cool! But I sill wish my mother could understand that games aren't for children anymore... But oh well. "

I'll be 31 this year, and my mom has just had to accept it.  Stick to your guns!
Posted by AhmadMetallic

i respect u

Posted by Mmmslash

Some people just can't be convinced.
 
Alternatively, ask for money or gift cards to places that sell both the things they like for you, AND video games. Then they are none the wiser, and you don't have to deal with their silliness. It's win/win for everyone.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

I hear ya on this, whenever my dad visits me and sees my huge pile of games/room decorated with merch/action figs/posters, he takes me apart to try and tell me I should be finding a boyfriend and find some Sex and the City like series to like instead of these useless games.
 
Good times, just ignore it and move on, they will accept one day hopefully.
 
And if they don't, model a npc with their face on and hurt it, a lot. ^_^

Posted by Kookro
@Bloviator said:
" @kookro said:
" @epilepsy: Cool! But I sill wish my mother could understand that games aren't for children anymore... But oh well. "
I'll be 31 this year and my mom has just had to accept it.  Stick to your guns! "
Will do! 
 
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" i respect u "
Thank you. 
 
@Mmmslash said:
" Some people just can't be convinced.  Alternatively, ask for money or gift cards to places that sell both the things they like for you, AND video games. Then they are none the wiser, and you don't have to deal with their silliness. It's win/win for everyone. "
Brilliant! 
 
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" I hear ya on this, whenever my dad visits me and sees my huge pile of games/room decorated with merch/action figs/posters, he takes me apart to try and tell me I should be finding a boyfriend and find some Sex and the City like series to like instead of these useless games.  Good times, just ignore it and move on, they will accept one day hopefully.  And if they don't, model a npc with their face on and hurt it, a lot. ^_^ "
Good to know there are more people in the same position as me, and thanks for the advice!
Posted by mubblegum

I'm 22 in a month, my fiance is 28... he plays hours of videogames a day, as well as a degree. My mom actively knows what games I want and has gone out of her way to buy them before. 
Different situations require different approaches.

Posted by Kookro
@mubblegum: You're lucky to have such a nice mom!
Posted by Diamond

I think the amount of time I spent showing my parents mature games (in both the immature Mortal Kombat way and the mature mature way) and showing them pictures of actual gamers (of which there are many adults now), they understand.
 
My mom worked in a bank and a hotel and many of her coworkers in many positions either played games hardcore (the network admin who played stuff like Doom before I knew of it) or casually (a secretary who played GameBoy).
 
I don't know how much you've talked to your parents about gaming, but maybe try some communication?

Edited by TwoLines

22, still love video games.
And I've met some people that can't be convinced.
Too bad for them.

Posted by mubblegum
@kookro:  Hehe, I think she's quite unusual in that respect. 
Don't let your folks opinions deter you! Have a fabulous gaming birthday =)
Posted by Binman88

I turned 22 in May and I still haven't lost interest in games. In fact, I've decided I like them so much I'm going to get a degree in the field of video gaming.

Posted by Kookro
@Diamond: \My dad accepts my gaming habits but as much as I try to talk to my mother about it she still won't change her view on games.
Edited by TaliciaDragonsong
@kookro: 
 Duder, btw!
 
Congratulations!
 Can't believe I forgot to put that in my message.
Posted by Kookro
@TwoLines said:
" 22, still love video games. "
Awesome! 
 
@Binman88 said:
" I turned 22 in May and I still haven't lost interest in games. In fact, I've decided I like them so much I'm going to get a degree in the field of video gaming. "
22 seems to a magic number, I hope you get a great job in the gaming industry! 
 
@mubblegum said:
" @kookro:  Hehe, I think she's quite unusual in that respect.  Don't let your folks opinions deter you! Have a fabulous gaming birthday =) "
Thank you!
Posted by Kookro
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" @kookro:   Duder, btw!  Congratulations!  Can't believe I forgot to put that in my message. "
Thanks!!!
Posted by m1k3

im going to be 23 in about a week, and i still love games, and watching anime. you like what you like, and now one can change that.
 
@Binman88:
im going back to school to do the exact same thing. im most likely gonna go to AAU San Fransisco.

Posted by Kookro
@m1k3: Cool! And good luck with getting your degree!
Posted by kishan6

at 11 years old ur parents wanted u typing esssays not playing games????

Posted by BraveToaster

Happy Birthday! 
 People are going to think whatever they want about video games. Getting your mother to understand is simply a waste, I don't even bother explaining myself to anyone because it's my life and I take care of myself.

Posted by JellyFish_Gsus

I turn 20 by the end of the month, parents stopped getting me games many years ago, i get money instead which will more than likely go to games lol.

Posted by CornontheCobbe

Happy Birthday Dude! ^_^
 
I don't believe anyone is too old for video games or anything really. If you love them, stick to it.

Posted by trophyhunter

I'm 24 and still want games

Edited by Kookro
@kishan6 said:

" at 11 years old ur parents wanted u typing esssays not playing games???? "

For school, obviously. Apparently if I typed it up it would look more professional... To be fair I always got a perfect score on my essays in elementary school. 
 

@Axxol

said:

" Happy Birthday!  People are going to think whatever they want about video games. Getting your mother to understand is simply a waste, I don't even bother explaining myself to anyone because it's my life and I take care of myself. "

Thanks! 
 

@JellyFish_Gsus

said:

" I turn 20 by the end of the month, parents stopped getting me games many years ago, i get money instead which will more than likely go to games lol. "

Yea, I should definitely ask for money this year.  
 
@CornontheCobbe said:

" Happy Birthday Dude! ^_^  I don't believe anyone is too old for video games or anything really. If you love them, stick to it. "

Thank you! 
 

@trophyhunter

said:

" I'm 24 and still want games "

Cool!
Posted by HitmanAgent47

Your probally going to be playing games through your twenties, just think of it as entertainment. What is wrong with that? Do you stop watching movies when your 20? If not, then why should you ever stop gaming? Maybe slow it down a bit when you have more responsibilities. My parents, relatives and friends, everyone I know, knows i'm a total gamer. They all accept that and doesn't care.

Posted by Kookro
@HitmanAgent47: Lucky!
Posted by GunstarRed

Games are awesome!  Just  hope you will be wanting them in another 10 years!. (the average of people playing games is like 32 now )
Posted by TooWalrus

How about that, I just turned 20 in May. Although I wanted a PS3 more than anything, it wasn't in the budget, got a new computer desk. Sounds boring... but it's something I use everyday, and not something I want to spend my own money on, so I'm not disappointed. I still need to buy a PS3 though... but with college classes and stuff saving money is tough, especially if you only work 30 hours a week for $8 an hour.

Posted by destruktive

I just compared my video game collection to my moms collection of old radios and random shit.
She still feels like I'm to old for games though.
 
She's 66 years old though so she might not understand how stuff works now anyway :)

Posted by Kookro
@marioncobretti said:
" Games are awesome!  Just  hope you will be wanting them in another 10 years!. (the average of people playing games is like 32 now ) "
Of course I will! 
 
@TooWalrus said:
" How about that, I just turned 20 in May. Although I wanted a PS3 more than anything, it wasn't in the budget, got a new computer desk. Sounds boring... but it's something I use everyday, and not something I want to spend my own money on, so I'm not disappointed. I still need to buy a PS3 though... but with college classes and stuff saving money is tough, especially if you only work 30 hours a week for $8 an hour. "
I know how tough not having much cash can be, I just lost my job recently and I'm having a tough time finding a new one, at least my parents still pay for (almost) everything. >.> 
 
@destruktive said:
" I just compared my video game collection to my moms collection of old radios and random shit. She still feels like I'm to old for games though.  She's 66 years old though so she might not understand how stuff works now anyway :) "
She has a radio collection? Neat!
Posted by Landon

You played Half Life at 11? I'm 19 and Half Life 2 scared me greatly. I doubt I could take Half Life at 11.

Posted by Kookro
@Landon: Yup, I was a little creeped out by the headcrabs at first but I couldn't stop playing!
Posted by Tireyo

0 - I was born
1 - Where the fuck am I?
2 - I got stung by a damn bee, and I love my NES even though I didn't understand it.
3 - A new house? Really?
4 - YAY!?! I have no Idea what I'm doing!!
5 - What is that body part mommy? What does bastard mean?
6 - School!! BYE MOM!!
7 - Girls are icky!!
8 - Video games man, getting more into it!
9 - Wow, I like looking at a girl......
10 - Puberty, oh boy!!
11 - I get to learn more about the cool things like sex.
12 - New school, what is this place?
13 - Geez, can school get any harder?
14 - Oh boy, I'm going to move away...
15 - New school AGAIN, this could be fun.
16 - Relatively new. HEY I MADE A FEW FRIENDS!!
17 - i HATE YOU ALL!! THANKS FOR DESERTING ME AND FOR NOTHING!!
18 - FUCK OFF MOTHERFUCKER, I AM GRADUATING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!
19 - COLLEGE!!
20 - College... And Giantbomb
21 - Depression
 
2-21 = video game heaven. 5 or 6 - 19 school is hell until college.

Edited by luce

Videogamez 4 lyfe
 
I want to be like Claude when I get old

Posted by Tireyo
@luce:  I'm going to become a grouchy, lonely old man. = - (
Posted by Kookro
@Tireyo643 said:
" 0 - I was born 1 - Where the fuck am I? 2 - I got stung by a damn bee, and I love my NES even though I didn't understand it.3 - A new house? Really?4 - YAY!?! I have no Idea what I'm doing!!5 - What is that body part mommy? What does bastard mean?6 - School!! BYE MOM!!7 - Girls are icky!!8 - Video games man, getting more into it!9 - Wow, I like looking at a girl......10 - Puberty, oh boy!!11 - I get to learn more about the cool things like sex.12 - New school, what is this place?13 - Geez, can school get any harder?14 - Oh boy, I'm going to move away...15 - New school AGAIN, this could be fun.16 - Relatively new. HEY I MADE A FEW FRIENDS!!17 - i HATE YOU ALL!! THANKS FOR DESERTING ME AND FOR NOTHING!!18 - FUCK OFF MOTHERFUCKER, I AM GRADUATING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!19 - COLLEGE!! 20 - College... And Giantbomb21 - Depression  2-21 = video game heaven. 5 or 6 - 19 school is hell until college. "
This sums up almost everyones life. 
 
@luce said:
" Videogamez 4 lyfe  I want to be like Claude when I get old "
That's one hell of a life goal.
Posted by W0lfbl1tzers

My step father still plays games. My brothers started playing at four years old. I got both Left 4 Dead 2 and Borderlands for my PC for Christmas without asking. We played through Gears of War and we are currently working on Resident Evil 5 (It's hard to do since I don't live with them and I don't have a PS3). As a fellow 20 year old, the only grief I get is from people at college who think video games are childish (Well, If it isn't a dead poet then it's childish).

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

25 dude. I'll be playing video games all the way to the grave.

Posted by PK_Koopa

Happy Birthday!
I turned 16 a couple weeks ago and my parents are still cool with me liking video games. Then again, they're pretty cool with me doing a lot of things.
Despite that, I normally ask for money on my birthday. It's just easier that way, and the magic of opening presents on birthdays was gone anyway.

Posted by Damian

Sounds like you're transitioning from that glorious time when all your games are bought for you to when you gotta support your hobby mostly by yourself. Once you're over the hump (meaning, actually making money) you'll find it's way better this way. I do, anyway. 
 
So I say congratulations!

Keep your head up. Mom doesn't have to get it. My mom always gets me clothes (I'm 30 btw). And I appreciate that. She thinks I dress like a bum, and cares enough to do something about it. lol. I say more power to her. It makes her happy, and that's less clothes for me to buy, and that means more video games :)

Posted by mazik765

Bah, there's nothing embarrassing about it. I got Borderlands and Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening for my 20th birthday earlier this year. Hell, one of my favourite games to play is still Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. My parents don't care, we all realize there are far dumber things I could spend my time doing.

Posted by habster3

Happy birthday, man, and don't worry; we all still want games!  
 
Nice history, too! 
 
P.S. Yay, it's my 1,000th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by GuttlessCashew

Dude I'm fifteen and I still get looks for being a super nerd (comics, video games, building computers, C++ coding) most of them are from my weightlifting buddies. They don't understand why I spend hours in the gym with them lifting weights and then not play sports or why I talk about game design and mods I'm working on while I'm lifting lol.  
 
But I feel lucky my dad is 64 and my mom is 54 and their both really into gaming, my dad plays RTS and railroad sims all the time and my mom relaxes after work by playing animal crossing and pokemon.

Posted by BaconGames

Man talk about being topical.  My parents CONSTANTLY get on my ass for playing games all day now that it's my first summer vacation without summer homework.  I'm about to be a college freshmen and I'm taking advantage of my time as a free spirit...by staying home all day and playing video games :D.  My trick has been to ask for cash and that, behind the backs of my parental units, go toward games.  For example I spent $120 in the last 2 weeks on Steam games.  That is not something my parents would ever like to hear so they just won't :D.
 
I could give an equally detailed age history of my time with video games but that will take way too much time.  Happy birthday and I have a feeling I'll be in your boat sooner or later with my parents or whoever.  I almost look forward to being told I'm too old to play video games.  Just wonderful to think how I'll destroy them with my words :)
 
I plan to play games until I die, keep on keepin on brotha!

Posted by sagesebas
@kookro: Have really found memories of Crash Bandicoot myself, great game
Posted by Kookro
@W0lfbl1tzers said:
" My step father still plays games. My brothers started playing at four years old. I got both Left 4 Dead 2 and Borderlands for my PC for Christmas without asking. We played through Gears of War and we are currently working on Resident Evil 5 (It's hard to do since I don't live with them and I don't have a PS3). As a fellow 20 year old, the only grief I get is from people at college who think video games are childish (Well, If it isn't a dead poet then it's childish). "
Lucky! 
 
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" 25 dude. I'll be playing video games all the way to the grave. "
Awesome! 
 
@PK_Koopa said:
" Happy Birthday! I turned 16 a couple weeks ago and my parents are still cool with me liking video games. Then again, they're pretty cool with me doing a lot of things. Despite that, I normally ask for money on my birthday. It's just easier that way, and the magic of opening presents on birthdays was gone anyway. "
Yea, a lot of people told me to ask for money... I got a hundred bucks from my grandma. (Ihe same one that bought me an SNES) She always knows what to get me! 
 
@Damian said:
" Sounds like you're transitioning from that glorious time when all your games are bought for you to when you gotta support your hobby mostly by yourself. Once you're over the hump (meaning, actually making money) you'll find it's way better this way. I do, anyway. 
 
So I say congratulations!

Keep your head up. Mom doesn't have to get it. My mom always gets me clothes (I'm 30 btw). And I appreciate that. She thinks I dress like a bum, and cares enough to do something about it. lol. I say more power to her. It makes her happy, and that's less clothes for me to buy, and that means more video games :) "
Thank you! 
 
@mazik765 said:
" Bah, there's nothing embarrassing about it. I got Borderlands and Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening for my 20th birthday earlier this year. Hell, one of my favourite games to play is still Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. My parents don't care, we all realize there are far dumber things I could spend my time doing. "
Oh god, I love Viva Pinata! 
 
@habster3 said:
"

Happy birthday, man, and don't worry; we all still want games!  
 
Nice history, too! 
 
P.S. Yay, it's my 1,000th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"
Thank you and congrats on the 100 posts! 
 
@GuttlessCashew said:
" Dude I'm fifteen and I still get looks for being a super nerd (comics, video games, building computers, C++ coding) most of them are from my weightlifting buddies. They don't understand why I spend hours in the gym with them lifting weights and then not play sports or why I talk about game design and mods I'm working on while I'm lifting lol.   But I feel lucky my dad is 64 and my mom is 54 and their both really into gaming, my dad plays RTS and railroad sims all the time and my mom relaxes after work by playing animal crossing and pokemon. "
Both your parents play video games? That's really cool! 
 
@Tuffgong said:
" Man talk about being topical.  My parents CONSTANTLY get on my ass for playing games all day now that it's my first summer vacation without summer homework.  I'm about to be a college freshmen and I'm taking advantage of my time as a free spirit...by staying home all day and playing video games :D.  My trick has been to ask for cash and that, behind the backs of my parental units, go toward games.  For example I spent $120 in the last 2 weeks on Steam games.  That is not something my parents would ever like to hear so they just won't :D. I could give an equally detailed age history of my time with video games but that will take way too much time.  Happy birthday and I have a feeling I'll be in your boat sooner or later with my parents or whoever.  I almost look forward to being told I'm too old to play video games.  Just wonderful to think how I'll destroy them with my words :)  I plan to play games until I die, keep on keepin on brotha! "
Play till you die! Then put a nice PC in your coffin and play some more!
Posted by Kookro
@sagesebas said:
" @kookro: Have really fond memories of Crash Bandicoot myself, great game "
It really is!
Posted by sagesebas
@kookro: that game and donkey kong country are pillars of my childhood
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