It is predicted that by the end of this year, female gamers will outnumber men for the first time.
However computer games are also increasingly being seen as a way for older people to keep mentally active.
Wow this is somehow cool. I never seen an 85 year old play games or even read about it. Age doesn't kill gaming lol
It's awesome, isn't it?
She is also from a generation where gaming didn't exist. In the future we will hear online trash talk from the geriatrics.
Now I know how I will look after many many years! :)
@pandaboy Also to geriatrics. Believe me with way crowd goes online it will go both ways. haha.
I remember on the PS2's LOTR The Return of The King, there was an unlockable video of the film's cast playing the game (Elijah Wood, the big geek was cleaning up!) but Ian McKellan couldn't fit the Dualshock in his massive hands! @Tvensky: I pray to God that you're a girl-gamer, otherwise...*shudders*
N4G today: Level 100 hit on PSN trophies! 85 year old addicted to PS3! Well she would finally hit level 100, she been playing all her life....
My grandfather, who is a lethal shot in real life, loves shooting games. He and my uncle were the only people I seen who could actually shoot the ducks in Duck Hunt from a distance.
Old people addicted to gaming - Battlefield edition http://www.youtube.com/watc... My own grandfather (just turned 93) is seriously addicted to Age of Empires II - The Conquerors. He plays it each day for hours on end. He even had to by an old new PC after his former one crashed so it would run the old CD-Roms without issues.
Pure, uncut, unadulterated awesome! Bubbles for great-granny.
@pandaboy interesting thing is, where/when she found games/consoles etc - she has Disagea, she is pro.
After 40 years of gaming, I think it's safe to say that she's a hardcore gamer. Kudos to you Mrs Hilda Knott! You are my hero!
we all should exchange our gamepads for pink versions with hello kitty emblem :)
Gilf with a PS3
U D MAN Nelson!
thats cool is still games, she has a bigger tv(65-46in) then me hahaha. they should show this to all those adults how claim videogames are just for kids.
She has so many games too. I wonder if she picks them out herself.
And PS+ !
Bet she could kick any 13 year olds arse at CoD.
This goes to debunk the myth that gaming is only for small kids. I'm 22 and so far, I plan on gaming until my hands can no longer hold a controller.
Same. Gaming is my life-long passion and the only way i'm going to stop is death itself
This is really neat and rare to see.The other day on justin tv there was a 69 old man streaming Battlefield3.He was playing team deathmatch and actually whooped some ass.He was really good going 36-10.It just goes to show you that gaming truely is for everyone.This was a great posting and for that I salute you.I thought being 38 was old but my god I feel young just from reading this.lol
This is me is 50 years.
Need one more person to agree with your comment to make it 85 lol!!! I already agreed.
WoW a grandmother that surely KNOWS how to give gifts to her grankids! She is all kinds of awesome.
Except the grand-kids probably like knitting. But she is awesome.
@ the flagged comment below. Wow, Moncole. You realize that this is a video game site for video game enthusiasts, right? What sort of sentiments did you expect to hear? Where is all your anger coming from? Also in the absence of any supporting documents or reports that she IS a homophobic nazi, I'm not sure where you're getting your wild, insane conjecture from. Yes, it is awesome that an almost 90 year old WOMAN is contemporary and savvy enough to be a hardcore gamer. She certainly games more than I do, and she's not the 15-25 male something demographic that usually fills this stereotype. So yes, she is all kinds of awesome. For breaking gender and age stereotypes among other things. P.S. You need to chill right out.
Cool story. Hope she lives long enough to see the PlayStation 5 and 6.
This story is amazing. Would be awesome if Sony gave her a free PS4, as it would be great for her, and the mainstream media could finally shine some positive light on the gaming industry. Nice to see that the whole community is in agreement, and very respectful. I'm sure we all wish we had grandma's like that. May she live the rest of her life out happily, and yes, maybe even see the PS5 and PS6. We need more articles like this, that makes everyone forget about the usual drivel.
Give her a free Ps4? Are you trying to give a heart attack? lol The shock alone would throw a youngster into a frenzy! XD And true would enjoy reading more articles like this!
Playstation 5... maybe. Playstation 6? Very unlikely. For that she would have to break the 100 hundred year old mark, and there's not many people that can do that. Mad respect for the old lady, though. I hope I get to be awesome like her someday (first I need to live enough to see 85 summers... only 55 to go! XD )
My grandfather just turned 106. It's possible :p
I didn't say it was impossible, just that it's very unusual. My grandpa is around 85 (I think) and he's in pretty good health, but I'm not sure if he'll be able to reach 100. Probably not. Good for your gramps, though!
I dunno man, older people have been surprising me alot lately. I was in Jersey a few years back and teaching older people to use PCs in their homes. One of my clients was a 96-year-old retired diamond merchant. His vitality and enthusiasm just kept blowing me away. He had more life-force at 8 in the morning that I did. Once I came in and he was on all fours trying to figure out where to plug stuff in the back of the tower, and not minding it one bit.
I can't picture her playing GTA IV though ha, running prosties over ha
she'd call them trollops though.
85?! Sounds like she's addicted to living too.
Lol Disgaea 4? Didn't see that coming. She has good taste :P
There's just so many mechanics in the Disgaea franchise to keep track of that it surprised me shes playing it too lol Great games. I can imagine the humor helps a lot.
And who ever said you can be too old to play video games? This is awesome.
Yeah, next time someone tells me that I'm too old for games (30 here), I'll just show them this video, and tell them to call me back in 55 years. XD
I hope to live a long life and enjoy gaming as much as her. I also need to try out the Disgaea series lol.
Do it. You're losing the ride of your life -No joke, those games have so many content and things to do that you can spare a few years playing'em-
This is nice. Congress would have you see things differently; like wondering if an 85 year old can be influence by gaming to kill someone. jk But seriously this might just open a whole new campaign for Sony, i mean she is even a PSN + member; that has an 85 year old kevin butler writen all over.
What a great story. She is one cool granny she even has a big screen tv. I like how she say's that gaming keeps her mind active. I also like her reasons she gave for liking gaming.
If people listen to the BBC video report she's; 85 years of age (nearly 86), gamer for 40 years (not just this generation), owners of a 65" flatscreen TV and plays PlayStation 3 (with a huge collection of games sitting near the TV)... she's so hardcore she's even subscribed to PlayStation Plus. This woman is awesome and what an advert to gaming plus what a perfect example how games are a force for good in the world. :) BBC Video http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/t...
Funny video. "We're in the netherworld by the way...and um..we're demons"
did she told her psnid btw :D ?
She has a bigger TV than I do. SMH @ me.
hahaha yea me too.
PlayStation for life?
oh how i would love to play against her online.
Akuma's true identity.
I have 58 years left.
PlayStation: 'til death do us all.
God bless her. It's good to enjoy things in life because you may never have a chance to enjoy them again.
Gamer till I die. ;)
Damn right! >:O
I bet she's pwning noobs in BF3, COD and mmos right now.
I'm sure it has happened before.
and another... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Compared to her we're all noobs. Most of us weren't even alive when she started gaming.
thats. just. cool!!!.
HAHA. Long live this grandma!!
Best. Grandma. Ever.
She needs some uncharted.
god bless her gaming heart...