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6-17-2008 @ 7:07PM
I don't know why people get so stirred up about women (or even men) over 30 playing video games. Especially the kids who say things like "oh my god, get a life - this is a KID'S game!!"Sorry, but I'm 37 and I am the REASON the PC and console games you play today are as good as they are. I was 8 or 9 typing10 start20 print Hey there how are you today!30 return...on my Commodore 64. When I went from loading a game on my cassette drive to loading in six REAL floppy discs (the kind that bend) I thought we were really getting somewhere. I was the envy of the neighborhood with my floppy disc drive.As Nintendo, Sega and all the other game companies have come out, I have been there on the front line, money in hand, waiting to play their new games.It IS the thirty-somethings that funded this industry and made it what it is today. We're supposed to stop playing and just hand this industry of ours, our baby, over to a bunch of whiny smart-mouthed kids? I don't think so.If there is any "new wave" of players, it's the influx of spoiled brats who want everything handed to them and who think hiding out in their bedroom telling adults "FU" makes them cool. I suppose the real reason for all of their angst is that they're really *not* special in any way, they're just sloppy seconds.We were here first, and we're not going away.
6-17-2008 @ 7:35PM
I guess there was a general assumption that when kids grow up, they would stop doing the recreational things they did before. After all, past generations didn't maintain their hopscotch or marbles habits. Video games are bucking the trend.
6-18-2008 @ 2:07PM
Bravo! Bravo!/standingovation~34 yr. old female gamer and mother
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