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If You're Over 30 And You Still Love Nintendo, You're Weird

One journalist talks about a recent discussion with a colleague, which resulted in the conclusion: Playing non-violent video games won't help your case.

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PSNintyGamer773d ago

Good thing I never cared about People's Opinions.

(16 by the Way)

darthv72773d ago

Been gaming since PONG and I can tell you personally....fun has no age limit.

Pixel_Enemy773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

Seriously. I have been gaming since Mario Bros. NES, almost 29 years old now and I don't ever plan to stop loving Nintendo and video games in general.

bangoskank773d ago

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm 39 and still love Nintendo. I've been a gamer since I was 4 and it's one hobby among many that I'll never give up.

Chrischi1988773d ago

the author is weird and probably thinks the world circles around him...

Lon3wolf773d ago

Same as, couldn't agree more. I play games full stop, from Mario to The Forest. If the writer does not like games so much maybe he is the weird one?

DarthZoolu773d ago

I agree with the article I still like what Nintendo could be but I've been gaming so long, that same stuff doesn't empress me any more. Once I played morrowind zelda just seemed to linear and kiddy, not to mention how Zelda compares to oblivion or Skyrim. Or How Metroid compares to Mass Effect.

morganfell773d ago

If you are over 15 and still write for a worthless site attempting to tewll other people what they should like then you are past being any use to the game community.

I say this because when you are kid telling people what to like, then it is funny. But when you gain some self awareness and you persist, then you are an egotistical piece of human cholesterol clogging up the artieries of thought and enjoyment.

beerzombie773d ago

I'm 46 and gaming is still a blast better than tv.

TheRacingX773d ago

I'm in my 40's been gaming since Atari 2600 and the birth of the Arcade.....its one of my favorite hobbies and Nintendo makes some of my favorite games....so color me weird....

Treezy504773d ago

"Fun has no age limit" this should be placed on every video game case rated E for everyone.

MysticStrummer773d ago

I'm not a fan of Nintendo exclusives myself, but that is one dumb ass headline.

punctualdork773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

OH MY GLOB. READ THE GOD DAMN ARTICLE.

The author didn't SAY this. Someone said it TO HIM.

N4G commentors. For Cthulhu's sake.

Dirtnapstor773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

As usual, based on comments here, some of you did not read the article...

SilentNegotiator773d ago

An age limit for enjoying any kind of games...that's the dumbest suggestion I've heard all week.

AceofStaves773d ago

We share that experience, darth. Cheers to those of us who are gaming's Geezers. :)

on-topic: You can never be too old for video games, or movies, or TV shows, or books, or... you get the idea. I'll be gaming until I can't, simple as that. If you think that growing older means you shouldn't enjoy entertainment, then I'd you're missing out on a great deal of fun.

I really enjoy Nintendo's games, though I always wait a few years for their consoles to be on the market before I buy them, so they have a library of exclusives available when I do make the purchase. This E3 was enough to entice me to add a Wii U to my console collection. Now it's just a matter of finding the right bundle for my money.

As long as you can keep your hobbies in perspective, and don't let them control your life so you can still meet the responsibilities of job, family, etc., then game on, my gaming brethren.

HonestDragon773d ago

Age is a state of mind. Your age number doesn't represent your mindset. We can all still feel good and young inside. I have long been a fan of Dragonball Z, Transformers, Power Rangers, and Animaniacs well into my current age right now. That won't change. Just because we play Mario games doesn't mean we are being weird.

"...we run into the other problem: "Kid" entertainment, as labeled by the mainstream, shouldn't be embraced by mature individuals."

Oh, I fart on those mainstream labels. That's snobbish talk from people who don't understand certain forms of entertainment.

"Psychologists and sociologists have since theorized that such a phenomenon is due to young men remaining obsessed with certain forms of entertainment"

Wow. Apparently, we can't just like something anymore. We have to be "obsessed" with a cartoon or video game. I'm a huge fan of Farscape, so I guess there's something wrong with me. /s

"For instance, the superhero trend: It comes from comic books, which of course were originally produced for children. But young men in their 20s and 30s are still all about superheroes; going to conventions, dressing up, playing games with superheroes, watching movies with superheroes, etc. "Grow up," say some adults in response to this, rolling their eyes."

Okay, now that is just making it too personal for me. Even the whole line of comics being made for kids...WRONG. Comics have been around for decades and reached their peak during World War II. Why? Because people needed something to rally behind, something that reinforces their belief that real life evil can be conquered. That came in the form of fictional characters representing a message or symbol. Whether it was Captain America slugging Hitler in the face or Superman leaping tall buildings, we had heroes. Kids just ate up comics because of the war stories and fantasy elements, while adults equally enjoyed them.

After the war was over, comics dipped into other genres like science fiction and horror. And much like Dungeons and Dragons, comics faced scrutiny from a population of parents and politicians that didn't understand the entertainment medium. Hence, we go full circle with video games and this article. If someone thinks that I'm too old for Mario games and possibly mentally disturbed for playing God of War and says that I'm wrong, then I wouldn't want to be right.

Game on, N4G. =)

UltraNova773d ago

Hell even Frank Underwood is a gamer why should anyone ever stop gaming?? ;-)

Its like saying you need to stop watching movies after a certain age...hmm NO..

If you love doing something and stop it just because of some cultural/society-eccentric opinion then your are nothing more than another sheep in the heard.

Shnazzyone773d ago

Seem the article doesn't really have a point. Basically stupid people will judge us no matter what games we play. Meh, guess that's true about quite a few things.

Kidmyst772d ago (Edited 772d ago )

Played my neighbors Pong when I was around 5 and at 40 now still going strong. Introduced my son to my SNES and forgot how fun the old SNES games still are. So I guess I'm weird.

Chrischi1988772d ago

This article is exactly, what is wrong with gaming today. People do not game anymore, they hate on every opinion that is different than their own, just like a little dictator with a strong disorder for hating on everything, that isnt what you said. You cannot be happy for someone having fun with games you dont like. Oh, screw them, how dare them to have fun with this game^^ so stupid xD

3-4-5772d ago

Did we all just give this loser a ton of hits?

DragonKnight772d ago

Author is obviously a casual CoD gamer that lost to 8 year olds several times.

Hellsvacancy772d ago

30 years here

If playing/enjoying Mario Galaxy 2 with my 6 years old daughter makes me weird then so be it

MonstaTruk772d ago (Edited 772d ago )

@darthv72

But I see the article's argument. If you're over 30, your gaming hobby company of choice is selling their iconic characters as figurines with McDonald Happy Meals! If a 30 year old questions whether or not Nintendo's games are geared towards kids, they'd have a strong argument...based off of NINTENDO's portrayal of their characters/games...

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Metallox773d ago

16 here as well, and I'm the only one among my friends who likes Nintendo, but I don't care :P

randomass171773d ago

My Nintendo fandom is often encouraged by my friends lol. But I love the games and it's great to be able to share that fun with others. Been playing since the NES games. I still like 'em now. Heck, I love Nintendo almost as much as I love Sony. :)

RosweeSon773d ago

Stick with it your friends are morons ;) joking but they'll come back one day prob got other issues they are hiding.

Porcelain_Chicken772d ago

Cool! I don't love Nintendo per-se yet I know i'm NOT normal. So that title is wrong.

InTheZoneAC773d ago

Your homework assignment is to look up all the top games of the 90's, go find them and play them. Go find a nes, snes, and ps1, you'll love it :)

Aceman18773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

40 yrs old here, and still gaming. to hell with the haters lol.

i will continue to game on my PlayStation, Nintendo, and Microsoft machines.

memots773d ago

staying young at heart is the greatest gift.

I am 39 and at age 4 i was playing on my texas ranger ( pong with a gun where you shoot at squars ) you couldnt get me away from my Atari ( and the gemeni clone )

gaming occupies most of my free time and my wife supports it 100% i am vewry thankful and will game till i die. Nintendo and or whatever else.

Aceman18773d ago

@memots

you sir are a lucky man, continue to game on fellow gamer.

3-4-5773d ago

Fun is fun. Your never to old to have fun.

* Kids eat food too, does that mean we are too old too eat food and it's not cool because kids do it ?

TekoIie773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

I feel like holding the opinion of Nintendo being "for kids" because of some of their games aesthetic is quite shallow.

Not only that but you then close the door on some of the games they make which are for a more mature audience like Xenoblade and Fatal Frame.

BosSSyndrome773d ago

16. Kind of an age where our friends opinions affect our lives more significantly. The joys of being a teenager, right?
Three things I aint givin up: chocolate milk, macncheese, and nintendo.

kabala773d ago

I'm 48 and i'm weird! It's good to be different!

Edsword773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

31, love Nintendo. I don't care what people think about that.

Eddie20101773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

50 years old and Weird. High five to all the older gamer's.

DeadMansHand773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

Just turned 41 last Friday. Mario Kart 8 for my bday was awesome!

Voozi773d ago

25 and I love Nintendo.

Guess I have 5 more years to go until I become "weird"

elninels773d ago

21 and GameCube is the best party console ever made. Super smash, double dash, mario strikers, Mario party, def jam fight for ny. It could go on for days. All in a stylish little cube, ready to go with a handle on the back.

Greatest console ever.

ajax17773d ago

Remeber everyone, to rate the story quality... wink wink

Magicite773d ago

I agree, Nintendo games are for kids, no serious adult or even student would touch them.

Dasteru773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

26 and i still play Pokemon. Never cared what others think of me, as long as i enjoy what i do, that is all that matters. To those who tell me to "grow up" i simply question why. To grow up means to work full time, 8-12 hour shifts, paying bills, never having any time or money to myself. It comes down to either enjoying life, doing what i want to do, and being labeled a "kid". or working my ass off 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, never having any fun, basically wasting away my life for nothing, just to be called "normal".

SNES 4Life.

nosferatuzodd773d ago (Edited 773d ago )

This is the crap that tells me most of these journalist are like children. I don't care what anyone said ill play Zelda until I'm dead. I'm a playstation general love the ps1234 psvita has a gb 3ds too, everyone knows where i stand on Nintendo.

Nintendo is a family game company they are not going to 180 and back pedal like some company we know who care more about money and power over their fans.

A certain company is losing so hey lets go bully Nintendo just like some first grade kids at school, i bet money this guy is an xbox FPS shooter

Tetsujin773d ago

I like the old Nintendo until the 64 days, the new Nintendo hasn't came out with much outside a few hits. Since when is it ok to judge someone older who enjoys a certain company/genre of gaming?

XisThatKid772d ago

I just turned 30 the 6th and on that day I disowned Ninty.

bullymangLer772d ago (Edited 772d ago )

haaa sucks for sony and microsoft then. they were PRAISING nintendo games just the other day < fact

so lol.

no matter how you put it Nintendo wins.

so sad for nintendo haters that no matter what, nintendo is your daddy :(:

VINNIEPAZ772d ago

I LOVE gaming and Mario is THE FACE of gaming for me. I still remember playing the hell out of SMB for NES as a kid.

showtimefolks772d ago

i don't buy nintendo consoles anymore(wiiu may change that with zelda) but its not weird at all. To outside world gamers in their 30's are weird anyway, to outsiders gaming is for kids

stop labeling people, everyone likes something different

user5669510772d ago

Im looking at Nintendo digital event and from what im seeing theyre the only ones whos bring interesting games. Bragging about games thats a copy and paste seems weird. They even did something different with their shooter, splatoon . People dont appreciate it until another company copies.

Next year hes gonna be like theyre coming out with a allstar royal for ps4 i cant wait

JsonHenry772d ago

Started out on Pitfall for the atari2600, haven't looked back.

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mikel1015773d ago

If "weird" means respecting that games are just games, not ego boosters with a big fat M rating on it, and that they respect gamers enough to release an actual complete game not stripped away with dlc, then I will gladly be weird.

Benjaminkno773d ago

Honestly, if you're a gamer and you don't like Nintendo, that makes you weird in my book.

RexDD773d ago

I disagree, but since this is an opinion piece and there's nothing wrong with the article, I have to approve it.

LOL_WUT773d ago

Playing only "kid" or "colorful" games as the article suggests doesn't make one more mature than the other ;)

randomass171773d ago

That is an extreme case. I would say it's more mature to broaden your tastes and try more different types of games. If I'm weird for liking both InFamous and Mario Kart 8 then whoop-di-doo. At least I'm having fun.

RexDD773d ago

The article is an opinion piece. Just because you don't agree with it, it doesn't mean it should be reported. I approved it because I respect other peoples opinions, but looking at my agree/disagree ratio, it looks like i'm wrong in my way of thinking. Fair enough.

mydyingparadiselost773d ago

No, your not wrong at all. Opinions are opinions, they need to be voiced whether the masses agree or not. Anything less is an aberration of free speech and only limits conversation instead of expanding it. Good on you for supporting opinions, even the bad ones.
I personally don't agree with the article myself but as long as it's trying to make an interesting point I can't find a reason to report it.

Gh05t772d ago (Edited 772d ago )

I understand what you are saying but that does not mean an opinion based on fabrications are a good opinion. There is almost no critical thinking put into the arguments raised. They could easily be countered and the only argument for the opinion is an article out of the Atlantic that totally does not take into account affirmative action, feminists (used in a positive way not negative) and society shifts in gender status and roles.

Many of his comments are plain wrong and can not be backed up.

I could be wrong but when I read a purely ignorant piece of writing it doesn't mean I have to approve of it.

Bring some solid critical thinking to the table and I will have a debate. but bring this ignorant half thought out trash and you don't deserve the time on the soap box.

JohnathanACE773d ago

I'm going to be 80 and still loving Nintendo, I don't care what a stupid article says.

Vegamyster773d ago

I play games for enjoyment, Nintendo produces some of the most polished and complete games which have emphasis on gameplay. It's not like they're making leap frog games for kids, they're just trying to make fun games that anyone can enjoy.

RexDD773d ago

I hope i'll be like you when i'm that old. 80 strong and still loving Video Games. Respect.

ape007773d ago

agreed Nintendo games are timeless and for everybody