At what age do you have to say goodbye to your video games? Should you walk away from your favorite pastime at age 20? Perhaps 30? How about in your 40s?
When arthritis wont let you hold the controller anymore.
At what age should you stop playing with toys? At what age should you stop watching cartoons? At what age should you stop playing video games? There is no age when you should stop. You stop when you feel like stopping. You stop when you no longer enjoy it. I expect this type of ignorance from kids not adults. I once told people on a Naruto forum that were over 18 that they had no life being on a forum that was for kids. A wise man posted in response "you'll one day find out that just because you turn 18 does not mean you have to stop enjoying the things you enjoy." He was right. I'm 19 now and I still enjoy watching Naruto. The same goes for gaming. Just because you turn 30 or 40 or any age does not mean you have suddenly stop playing video just because everyone thinks it's weird. If YOU still enjoy it then YOU continue playing.
Well said bob!! Why stop doing things that make you happy?? Society frowns on heavy drug use but Ill never get off the crack pipe!! NEVER... *Scratch scratch* Im just kidding haha. Keep doing the things that make you happy unless its bad for you!! And gaming is only bad for you in extreme doses, BUT what ISNT bad for you in large quantities anyway??
I'm 46 and play more games than I ever have before. The kids are older now so I have more time to play and I can now afford as many games, consoles or PCs as I want. And despite my "advanced age" my reaction time is better than most kids a quarter my age. But I've found that most games are still designed to appeal to 14 year old boys, over inflated boobs, unwarranted drug and sexual references, over the top ridiculous gore etc. Many of the top franchises are rather juvenile.
I'd say when aging stops. In other words....when your dead. No need to give up on a good thing. Now if the question was at what "financial point" should you stop playing games? then the answer would be when you have run out of things to sell. Including yourself.
Arthritis or operation didn't stop Grandma Hardcore from playing. Playing video games actually helps us by keeping our brain active and in some cases reflexes sharp.
You should stop playing video games when you are 30 because when the clock strikes 12 when you are 29 years and 364 days old it suddenly becomes embarrassing Simple Answer: You should stop playing video games when you don't enjoy it anymore.
It feels that videogames are a cause of hate. Like for some, odd, reason there still considered childish, and foolish, and just plain nonsensical for an adult to do. Yet has the media (who write ignorant articles like such) never played a game like Mass Effect, Bioshock, Red Dead Redmeption, L.A Noire, etc. that probably rival the originality of 100 million blockbusters in film. Or do they still think we are only secluded to games like gta, and mario?
Who approved this crap.
The day u die
Regarding the video... when will these old bitches stop trying to dress like they're teenagers? GROW UP HAGS!
I will build my own augmentations if I must to keep me playing games.
Whenever you aren't enjoying it anymore, then you should stop. Thats the only logical answer. You shouldn't stop playing just because the conformist society tells you to. If its something you enjoy then there is no reason why you can't continue to play video games. People watch tv all their lives, how are video games any different. Its just interactive television, and probably more beneficial to your brain function and motor skills as you grow older. I'd say if you were to choose between video games and tv, video games are better for you health wise. But because video games are commonly associated with children society believes they are a negative, even though the average gamer is in their mid-thirties. It just shows the ignorance and hypocrisy of some, they will sit and watch movies and tv for hours on end, but then bash others for playing video games.
As long as you feel like playing video games then you have the right to play video games. No one can tell you when to stop. That is something you decide on your own.
When you transform into a troll (which could occur at any age).
At what age should you stop reading books? At what age should you stop watching movies? At what age should you stop playing sports? At what age should you stop watching sports? At what age should you stop playing board games? At what age should you stop going on vacation? At what age should you stop painting? These are all things that my kids do. It's like someone seeing an episode of Dora the Explorer and saying "I can't believe there are grown men who still watch TV too".
Sometimes I cant believe how ignorant people can be...
at what age should you stop writing an article like this? ...when you were 9 years old, or just last year
How do you pronounce that guys name? douche? Ageism is for menopausal hags like the two in the video.
35 and still loving it more than.. :)
37 here and still enjoying gaming along with everything else in my life. I'll stop when I stop enjoying it.
I'll stop if I lose hands or when I die.
Question: When should you walk away? Answer that the media gives: After your teen years. Enough of that silly nonsensical stuff, that's like rotten candy to the brain. Answer a gamer gives: Why should you walk away from something you love? Is that what being adult means? Abandoning what makes you..you?
are u crazy im gaming till my grave
Someone needs to tell that old fuck to go home! Gaming 4 life!
I hope this stereotype of gaming stops I don't like it. Gaming has become extremely mainstream and should be looked at as just another form of entertainment with no age limit.
with time it will. theres still an entire generation that only saw it as a kids toy and some of them managed to teach their kids that. maybe another 50-75 years and it will be completely accepted by all ages
Until I muthaf*ckin rot in the ground.
My dad is 51 as of a few weeks ago, and the smile on his face after he stumbles upon an old-school Galaga machine and once again tops the highscore is unmatched. There is no reason to stop because it's "weird for someone over 40 to play games", and the people who think they can decide this tick me off. I'm 17 now, but I plan on playing games with my great-grandkids, and I plan on kicking their butts as well.
Galaga is what I was raised on; my dad gets the same type of reaction yours does (he'll be 52 this year) when he sees it in the arcade. Then we duke it out for hours, trying to prove who's better at it.
How about all the people calling the article stupid (and the ones agreeing with them) READ THE ARTICLE FIRST??? Realize that the author is supporting YOUR decision to play for as long as you want.
When you're dead.
im 23 and games are starting to get boring for me. wayh to easy unlike back in the 90's
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