Published on July 23rd, 2012 | by Tony7
Blog: Am I too old to game?
With no Internet this week off I’ve had the chance to write about a few things that I always wanted to Blog about, but never had the time to do so. One thing that I’m interested about hearing about from you guys over on our social networks and from you nice people who have signed up to the site (you get extra love) is people being ageist over Xbox Live.
Surely anyone of you guys around the age of 25 has suffered this over Xbox Live? I’ve suffered this via messages over live when such comments like “I’ve done your mum” or “You’re a virgin” fail to get the response they expect. I even heard one guy get ridiculed because he was a 30 year old gamer on Modern warfare 3 once and this got me thinking, are us gamers over 30 too old to game?
The way I see it is this. Without us gamers playing older consoles and making them the big thing they are today you younger generation would not be getting what you’re getting today. Now while I’m not one these retro gaming folk, I know older gamers played games on Tapes that took 30 minutes to load up, but I came into gaming proper around the Atari 2600 era. I’ve played games such as Keystone kapers, Popeye, and many other classics in their day. In those days gaming was a fun, enjoyable experience where age, colour, sexual preferences never came into it, so why is it such a big deal these days? Any game lobby you enter these days if you’ve not heard a racist, ageist or sexual comment you’ve been very lucky. So in this day and age is the Internet is to blame? I believe so, as it gives the person on the other end of a mic the voice of a hard man when in reality he has the balls of a five year old.
Women suffer more than us guys, as they also have to defend themselves as an actual gamer for some reason. I’ve met a few women over live who are decent gamers, now while this may shock a few, why should it? They only have different body parts than us men and can do everything we can. Boys are shocked when they find a women on live who can hold a pad and use it, so I used to like nothing more than being in a lobby with a lady and hearing the comments of “they have a girl on their team” to then watch the girl make them rage quit one by one.
This Blog post has kind off gone of track and rather than being about age has now gone into what is wrong with live in general, but in its defence Live is like the world wide web, sure there are cocks out there who use a keyboard as their big boy mouth, but there are a few out there who still enjoy the true meaning of gaming, which is FUN.
How old is too old to game?
What is wrong with the gaming society today?
Have you come across any bad apples over live, but have you also met nice people?
Are you a female gamer? And do you get any flak for it over live from idiots?
Cheers for your time people and please do comment below.