3 years ago#11
Even though I don't doubt that the average gamer is 30( seeing as its a fact), I can't help but think the average age of the online gamer is lower than that. I'm sure there are a bunch of older people that play online shooters but I gotta think that the majority are in there mid to early 20's.
It's not that far fetched. I started gaming late into Atari. I'm sadly closing in on 30 years old. All the kids that started with the first Nintendo are in that ballpark.
I do agree mostly the youth seem to use headsets. I much prefer using a headset with people I know, so unless I have friends online I'm mute. Only because I find most randoms to be terribly annoying.
The nice thing about all of us older guys gaming is being able to game with our kids. I could barely get my dad to figure out the 2 button Nintendo controller lol. I already have my 4 year old son handling the 360 controller fairly competently in Halo.
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3 years ago#12
Well I wonder if the age 40+ crowd that plays Halo have jobs, families etc and are not unemployed losers living in their mother's basement. I'm not saying they are...I'm just saying I wonder IF most of them are...
I'm 40 next month, fully employed and have a big family (4 boys). I've grown up with video games and although I only get a few hours a week to play, it's something I'll always do.
Most of my friends that play are 30+
3 years ago#13
My dad (52) has been playing Halo 4 consistently since he got his 360. I don't know if he actually plays War Games/Spartan Ops though.
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3 years ago#14
LoneWolf4545 posted...Even though I don't doubt that the average gamer is 30( seeing as its a fact), I can't help but think the average age of the online gamer is lower than that. I'm sure there are a bunch of older people that play online shooters but I gotta think that the majority are in there mid to early 20's.
And the majority of online gamers who use mics and headsets seem to have a mental age between 9 - 13. With extra profanity.
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3 years ago#15
iRGush posted...the average age of a gamer is in the 30's iirc
I'm 33 and there are a lot of us. We grew up playing Atari. I think most 30+ just aren't vocal on forums. We have jobs and marriages and kids now. But we still play.
3 years ago#16
the average age of a gamer is in the 30's iirc
Yup, 37 was the latest estimate.
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3 years ago#17
People over 50 play them!!!
Age is just a number. As you kids will discover when you get older and still want to play. It's stupid to assume that somebody older that plays must be a no life loser.
I'm 53, have a good job, a great marriage and 2 awesome kids. I get on mostly in the evening if I play during the week and early morning on the weekends. It's just one of my hobbies. I play with my 15 year-old son all the time. He started playing with me when he was 7. He's ridiculous now. Especially at Halo. And he plans on becoming a pastor so I don't want to hear about video games turning kids bad.
I play online a lot with a friend who is 45. We're both decent. My k/d in Halo 4 is around 1.2. I know nothing to brag about but I don't kill any team I'm on. It's about the same in Black Ops.
I never played games in my 20s. Of course if we'd have had the Xbox and PS back then I might have. I just got into them in the last 10 years since the Xbox came out. I'll play 'till I'm dead now.
Funny thing is, since I got into games more recently, I do NOT like the old school games like Mario. I have no nostalgic love for the N64 or anything like that. I'd much rather play Halo, Gears or Uncharted than some side scrolling junk.
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3 years ago#18
I did a poll on this and it got modded for off topic posting
Around 35% were between 25-29, and 35% 30-40
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3 years ago#19
I'll be 37 in February and I don't see my gaming slowing down anytime soon.
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3 years ago#20
I'm 26 and I feel pretty young on this board, so I'd say yeah definitely.
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