I'm 21 now but you can be damn sure I'll still be playing games like Zelda and Pokemon when I'm 70. Well, that is assuming those franchises make it that long. You only have one life so spend it doing the things you enjoy. --- Currently Playing: The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) | Chrono Trigger (DS) | Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) PSN: Spade21X - NFC: 5241 - 1904 - 3885
Oh, I forgot to mention, if you're having some doubts, you should really check out the 2014 study compiled by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) regarding gaming/gamer statistics and demographics:
If you read through that, you'll see the actual facts really contradict the societal stereotypes about gamers (namely, that most gamers are young, teenage boys, when it is actually not the case). Here are a few interesting tidbits:
The average gamer is 31 years old (so you're technically still a youngin', TC).
71% of gamers are over 18 years old (the vast majority of gamers are actually adults).
48% of gamers are women and 52% are men (although, unfortunately, I think some of this has to do with social network games and mobile gaming, but as a woman gamer, I try to tell myself that's not the case and female gamers have better taste than that, haha)
Boys 18 and younger only make up 17% of the gaming population, which is less than half of the portion of the gaming population made up by women over 18 (36%).
59% of Americans play video games (more than half, so you're not alone, TC, haha)
51% of U.S. households own a dedicated game console (and own an average of 2, which at least means of the half of the Americans who play video games, the majority of those have a dedicated console to play on - it's not all just smartphones, thankfully, haha)
So, yeah, society may tell us that gaming is "childish," but the actual reality is that adults are the vast majority of gamers today (at least in America) - the gamer stereotype doesn't actually reflect the facts at all (but when does any stereotype?)
I liked these states at first, but then I realized it equally weighs someone who plays angry birds or tetris on their phone for 1 hour a month as somebody who plays WoW six hours a day... the stats are a misrepresentation
Regardless though, don't give up games becuase of your age --- Best weapon combo in tf2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUWPbS4450&feature=channel_video_title http://www.last.fm/user/iammax
I'm 28, I'm in the US Coast Guard, married, and have a 10 month old son. I still love to relax at the end of the night, grab a beer and game it up. It is a stress reliever and helps clear the mind. Don't be swayed into thinking that just because you hit a certain age, you have to act a certain way. Just keep it real home..