“Aren’t you a little too old for that?” 14 years of playing Pokémon

Andrew Cunningham: I’ve been playing Pokémon games since I was 13, and I’ve felt just a little too old for the games pretty much the entire time. Having an eight-year-old brother slavishly devoted to the games, and the anime, and the trading cards, told Young Andrew all he needed to know about the age of kids who were into Pokémon. Even once he (er, me) finally gave in to his curiosity and began playing Pokémon Blue (via the No$gmb emulator on the computer), he only played it with headphones in and the door to his bedroom closed. That experience set the tone for the next decade-plus of Pokémon playing: done in secret, kept to myself, a source of shame.

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CourierSix2488d ago

The first video game I ever played was Pokémon Silver, the original version, and have been addicted since. I'm certainly no little kid anymore, but I'm sure as hell not going to stop now. Pokémon X and Y, here I come!