5 ways to tell you're getting too old for video games

5 ways to tell you're getting too old for video games

Jul!a Jul!a
"We tend to be very critical of the video game industry here at Cracked, and damn it, the industry deserves it. They charge more per-copy of their product than any home entertainment medium, and are always looking to squeeze us for more. If they don't like being held to a high standard, tough shit.

But ... a lot of the bitching I hear about games (some of which I hear out of my own mouth) isn't really about the games. It's about us, and the fact that once you hit a certain age, you're no longer the target audience game makers have in mind. Here are some signs that, sadly, you might be outgrowing your favorite hobby."


I did chuckle while reading this one, since I definitely recognized a bit of myself too. How about the rest of you?
09/16/2011
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The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
"We tend to be very critical of the video game industry here at Cracked, and damn it, the industry deserves it. They charge more per-copy of their product than any home entertainment medium, and are always looking to squeeze us for more. If they ...
You know its funny, when I was a kid I was always broke and until I was 20 I only could afford an 8 bit nintendo... When I started making money I started collecting game systems. I guess I am compinsating for a loss LOL
09/16/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Well, I guess I'm not too old for video games (at 22) - I don't really think that any of those points are true. But it's entertaining to think about, anyway. Cracked.com is always lots of fun.
09/16/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Pretty entertaining article!
09/16/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Oh dear, I'm getting old! I agreed with him on the multiplayer, and the time-span thing, but then I realised that and then started making excuses in my head.
09/17/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
This oatmeal comic sum up the problem with multiplayer quite nicely: link
09/17/2011
meitman meitman
I agree with some of the points, but I will never quit on my addiction...err...hobb y of video games!
09/17/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
I'm not "too old" for them, but i don't play them like i used to. One interesting thing though, is that the first and second generations of video game players (people who started with the NES, SNES or Sega) didn't grow up with the internet as an alternative to video games. It could be that the time spent is focused more on the internet rather than games. This only applies to those in their twenties without a "real" job though, because, yeah, with a real job, there isn't a lot of time for video games.
09/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
This oatmeal comic sum up the problem with multiplayer quite nicely: link
Ahahaha, I've seen that one before and it cracks me up every time.
09/19/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
"We tend to be very critical of the video game industry here at Cracked, and damn it, the industry deserves it. They charge more per-copy of their product than any home entertainment medium, and are always looking to squeeze us for more. If they ...
Heh since my last post I just went in to get FEAR 3 and ended up leaving with 4 new ps3 games.... and I bought LA Noire last week. Hey... Atleast video games are cheaper than playing with my car.
09/19/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
This oatmeal comic sum up the problem with multiplayer quite nicely: link
That is so true. Sometimes, my sister and her friends will talk me into playing multiplayer GTA4 with them, and I always ask them to set the parameters so only invited people can join our game. I get sick of smack-talking 10-year-olds that are really in need of adult supervision instead of video games.
09/19/2011
Love Bites Love Bites
I don't see it, perhaps the author is playing the wrong games Some things I agree with- Multi-player, and of course all the time consuming side missions that subtract from the actual story line. But, I think that if you are a noob, you don't belong on multi-player anyway

Anyway, I don't agree. Its funny, but not true of all games. Then again, I'm 18, and have been gaming since I was like, six~
09/19/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Love Bites
I don't see it, perhaps the author is playing the wrong games Some things I agree with- Multi-player, and of course all the time consuming side missions that subtract from the actual story line. But, I think that if you are a noob, you don't ...
I didn't agree with all of them either, but I could definitely see where he was coming from. That must just mean we're not too old yet? lol
09/19/2011
married with children married with children
you are never too old to play games.
09/19/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I freaking LOVE that article. The people at Cracked are the most awesome writers on the face of the earth. The whole thing is so true!
09/20/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I was never much of a gamer, but I can definitely see his point.
09/21/2011
Love Bites Love Bites
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I didn't agree with all of them either, but I could definitely see where he was coming from. That must just mean we're not too old yet? lol
I guess we aren't! Thank god, I only just got my own Xbox this year! -laughs-
09/21/2011
Illusional Illusional
I guess I'm not old enough yet, but it is hilarious.
09/21/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
That is so true. Sometimes, my sister and her friends will talk me into playing multiplayer GTA4 with them, and I always ask them to set the parameters so only invited people can join our game. I get sick of smack-talking 10-year-olds that are ...
Yes, if you what an example of this:

In an online game I'm playing someone just posted this , I'm copy and pasting, over and over till he was kicked from chat:

"RAT SHIT BAT SHIT DIRTY OLD TWAT SIXTY NINE ASSHOLES TIED IN A KNOT HOOORAAAY! LIZARD SHIT! ƒUCK! RAT SHIT BAT SHIT DIRTY OLD TWAT SIXTY NINE ASSHOLES TIED IN A KNOT HOOORAAAY! LIZARD SHIT! ƒUCK!"

Just learned to curse last week indeed.
09/28/2011
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