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#1 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:05 AM

From Wired:

21st-Century Shooters Are No Country for Old Men

I’m 37, and I’ve been gaming since the Atari 2600. Last year, at the peak of Modern Warfare 2 mania, I found myself in a hip Hollywood bar celebrating the birthday of an old college buddy. We’re all in our mid-thirties. As usual in a crowd of aging, buzzed geeks, the conversation veered toward videogames — specifically, the prowess of the young punks swarming the Call of Duty servers.

“They’re too good,” said the birthday boy. “And now they’re killing you with knives before you even have a chance to shoot them. It’s bull****.”


Of course, the Oatmeal has a comic about What it's like to play online games as a grownup

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:59 AM

Yeah, I don't play online anymore. Had quite a bit of fun playing Doom via modem back in the day, but it's just not fun anymore.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:10 AM

I'm 51 and routinely play Call of Duty WaW and Black Ops. (PS3 owner)   I have to deal with ADSL lag in addition to being old and slow.  Were due for an upgrade to VDSL2 in our area and lag won't be an issue after  that, but I'll still be old and slow :rotfl: I completed GTA IV, WaW  and Black Op on Veteran.   I'm debating on GTA V.  It's hard to cough up $60 for a game.   

Edited by machavez00, 17 September 2013 - 09:11 AM.

#4 OFFLINE   neomaine



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

...   I'm debating on GTA V.  It's hard to cough up $60 for a game.   

Ask your parents to give it to you for Xmas. !rolling

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