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Submitted by KrisK 1025d ago | opinion piece

Why I Still Play

About to turn 30 years old, Kris analyzes why he has continued to play video games over the years. (Base Wars - Cyber Stadium Series, BioShock: Infinite, Culture, Final Fantasy II, Street Fighter 2, Super Mario Bros., World of Warcraft)

YoureINMYWay85  +   1025d ago
Nice! Very interesting
creHEARTive  +   1025d ago
i will always play. ALWAYS! LOL
jmpennetta  +   1025d ago
I can relate to this- I too am the big 3-0 and I still play :)
Lone_Man  +   1025d ago
which types of game do you prefer??
Magnagamer222  +   1025d ago
I can relate, as I'm on the other side of this as most games I play don't keep me engaged and playing is just a way to chill. It's either the same gameplay throughout every level or something I've seen before in my 20+ years of playing video games. Now it really comes down to the story.
NewJersian  +   1025d ago
In a way I can relate to this as well. I'm a little younger than Kris but it looks like we all go through this at one time or another. I will probably always be a big kid that likes to play video games and what's wrong with that?
sway_z  +   1025d ago
30 is nothing....I know gamers 40 and 50+ years of age.

Gaming has no upper age limit....Play until you can't play no more!
Lifebanisher  +   1025d ago
play till the day WE die, do what you want to do that is how life should be lived!
Ilovetheps4  +   1025d ago
Gaming to me is an escape. I love gaming and don't plan on giving it up. If people want to judge me for playing video games, let them. But, I'm not going to stop gaming.

If you ever have about 20 minutes, you should watch this video: www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonig al_gaming_can_make_a_better_wor ld.html/. It speaks about how gaming can actually be beneficial to the world. It states that gaming could be the answer to many of the worlds problems. Her reasoning is quite interesting.
ItsMeAgain  +   1025d ago
Page not found.
Ilovetheps4  +   1025d ago
Sorry about that, but thanks for letting me know.
http://www.ted.com/talks/ja...
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FunAndGun  +   1025d ago
Thanks for the link, that was interesting.
mrmancs  +   1025d ago
i am 37 and still a gaming maniac and will be for as so long i can.
Blank  +   1025d ago
Im loving this comment thread gamers of all sorts displaying affection to our hobby/lifestyle im turning 25 and I will keep playing for as long as I live or am physically able too. I will make sure im in good health and cautious with my arms and hands to ensure that I can keep playing my video games!
creized1  +   1025d ago
I will be playing Video Games until my last breath and dont care what anyone says!
There is no age limit for Video games, simple as that!
It is like saying stop having fun because you are older and stop entertaining yourself.
Video Games are fun, entertaining and in my opinion better than watching a TV show because with Video Games you actually get involved in the story. Take a look at heavy rain for example. You take part into their lives.

Although im 20yrs old right now. I can see myself playing on my PS5 at 30 :p
KONAAs  +   1025d ago
i used to play socom 1, 2, 3, and i played with 50 and 40 year olds were talkign of like 10 years ago,
urwifeminder  +   1025d ago
I am 40 and im going strong although I feel like I have played every single player story past present and future.
Stoppokingme  +   1025d ago
You're never too old to pick up a controller.

I've played co-op on halo reach with my 55 year old neighbor. He loved it.

I've been playing video games for 25 years, and I will be gaming for the next 25 years.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   1025d ago
I've literally played games since before I can remember (my grandfather would hold me up to the arcade machines so I could play) and intend to play for much longer still. My only real issue with games now are the business practices of the companies that put the games out in the first place, and although I don't want to I'll play less or find another way to play if this next gen gets too greedy (too much dlc, games released broken too soon, DRM) or gimmick crazy ( social "features", poorly implemented controller "innovation").
josephayal  +   1025d ago
Im not 30 but Im sure ill still be playing games after im 80
gamerlive  +   1025d ago
Gaming has become a way of life for most people today.

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