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Am I Too Old To Be A Console Gamer?

MasonicGamer.com: At the ripe old age of 37 I have seen many consoles and games come and go. I started gaming at a very early age and remember my first console the Atari 2600 and my first game keystone cops fondly. I was one the guys at school that would sit playing Gameboy at break time in the days when being a gamer just was not cool. I was one of the teens that would wait eagerly for the next months gaming magazine to hit the stores so I could get the lastest gossip on Codemasters next title or get part two of a tutorial so I could get past a section which I was stuck on. I was one of the young adults who stood in line to spend £299.99 on a ps1 on launch day. So why now do I feel I am losing my love for a hobby I have dedicated so much time to and have so many fond memories of?

Over the years as I have started to mature, as a person and as a gamer, I have enjoyed my gaming experiences less than I used to and have found myself searching for my next fix just as a drug user would...

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Axonometri1182d ago

GASP! Actually, I feel you in a way. I get those feelings and thoughts from time to time. I do have other things in my life that I also don't really have time for either... but when it comes down to it, I love games and the industry. I am actually older than you and I can say with confidence that I am proud to still be a gamer. Although, I play a lot less ( 3 boys ) I will enjoy the industry as long as I am able. I have been involved with gaming since pong hit Atari, why leave now? It's just starting to get to the future I imagined as a kid. Not to mention my boys would hurt me.

ApolloTheBoss1182d ago

Whether you are or not, you're right.

Heisenburger1182d ago

That didn't make sense. :P

Whether you THINK you are or aren't......

Omar911182d ago

I'm only 21 turning 22 in June. Still have many years to go before I retire gaming. Been playing ever since my dad bought me a sega genesis. :)

BitbyDeath1182d ago

Better go turn that controller in for a cane old man.

M-M1182d ago

For some reason I thought the dude in the thumbnail was Adam Orth lol.

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