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December 30th, 2012, 19:18
Originally Posted by The Walkin' Dude View Post
Fluent, how exactly did you get your old man to play? I've been trying to explain to my parents that they're missing out on something great, a new art form. The answer of such people is usually that they don't have time, but then they continue to play Farmville or some crap for the whole evening.
The cool thing about this forum is that you have many people who have been playing video games for a very long time … probably many older than your 'old man'. I bought myself an Apple ][+ 32 years ago and have been a gamer ever since …

You are battling a mindset implanted on parts of our generation about games being a waste, a toy, and so on … and then as we had kids there was Columbine and other opportunities to blame everything on the new media. Those things definitely push middle aged folks away from 'real' gaming, while they are happy to play SongPop or Angry Birds or whatever …

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