9 Difficulties Faced by the Middle Age Gamer

As we grow older we may run into some gaming problems that our younger 'twentysomething' selves would not have imagined. I know I didn't. Let's investigate '9 Difficulties Faced by the Middle Age Gamer'. Best enjoyed with a nice warm mug of Horlicks ;-)

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jznrpg1140d ago (Edited 1140d ago )

Time and Time and Time times 3

mgszelda11140d ago

Lmao. Especially if you got kids

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specialguest1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

My only issue is not enough time. I miss the days when I used to be able to play games and drift away not realizing that several hrs have passed. Now gaming has to fit into my free time slot of the day or night. I have a big back log of games I'll never be able to catch up with

silenthillstrangler1140d ago

Getting Sore hands easier from gripping a controller for less time. Damn older age.

DFresh1140d ago

Sounds like a lot of excuses to me.

AnubisG1140d ago

At 35, I don't face any of these difficulties thank God.

FlavorLav011139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

I didn’t at 35 either, 36 and onward look like a different story🤦🏼‍♂️ Damn our desire for nookie😂

Abnor_Mal1140d ago

By the summer I will be fifty years old, and I already can relate to a few of these ailments. I'm having trouble with my hands cramping and the tendons on the back of my hands hurting while playing fighting games like Dragon Ball Fighter Z.

Then there's the vision problems being as I now where glasses to help with blurry vision for distance, and I'm not seeing the clearly when sitting in front of the television. Yet putting on my glasses to game causes eye strain as the distance from the couch to the TV isn't that far that the glasses are needed as much as when I'm out and about.

Those are the two most significant issues for me when it comes to gaming while aging.

Army_of_Darkness1139d ago

Old bro playing dB fighter Z!? Niiiice! Respect!

Abnor_Mal1139d ago

Lol thanks, young buck.

I've liked BDZ games since PS2 Tenkaichi, which I think are the best of them all especially 2. Been watching the show since the mid to late 80s.

I also play Tekken since Tekken2 and a few others like Injustice, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat, but all the twitch movements are now causing hand pain. Even a game like Spider-Man PS4 when defeating thugs in the hideouts, the waves of enemies after awhile I feel the pain starting.

LordsOfSkulls1139d ago

Make sure you got right tv. Alot of times lately with newest tvs. I see older gamers and senior i help out as IT guy. Is they have stuff like 55 inch tv but they sittinf 15 feet away. 55 inch you suppoes to be less than 7 feet away or you be straining your eyes. 65 for 7 to 13 feet. 75 inch 13 to 20. Most people settle for 55 and 65 and they sitting 20 or 25 feet away.

Abnor_Mal1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

Good looks on the information, so I got out my handy dandy tape measure and, well, mesured.

I have a 49 inch LG 4K UHD TV, after measuring I see that the distance from the screen to the couch is seven feet.

When I do put my glasses on the the image gets crystal clear, its like my glasses are the actual 4K. Not really but still there is s marked difference when wearing glasses, but in truth it's not that bad and only have to strain a little when text on screen is very small or translucent. I combat that by using the focus feature of the TV to zoom in on areas I want to see larger. Think of it as a built in magnifying glass. Yet it's not a common practice I have to engage with for every game but just a very select few.

I'm also seeing problems with blurriness when using my DSLR to take pictures. I don't really understand how to use the diopter and can't use my glasses at the same time looking through the viewfinder. The screen is okay but what I see is also not as sharp as I thought it was. This becomes evident when looking at the pictures on the computer. Trying to teach myself how to use the various post processing apps, but I'm not computer savvy, so it's slow going on that front to tweak sharpness and clarity.

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