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December 10th, 2006, 20:45
National Public Radio has published an interesting article about the fifty-and-over crowd's increasing indulgence in MMOs, using Guild Wars as a main example, and a desire to see computer games and peripherals designed with an older group in mind. Game on seniors!
According to the Entertainment Software Association, 25 percent of all gamers are 50 years or older, and game makers are looking for ways to market to that age group.
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December 10th, 2006, 20:46
I think it's wonderful that so many gamers are 50+. It's good for them and good for other online gamers. I do want to comment on this one paragraph from the article, though:
Nadin envisions a day when video games will be used as tools for rehabilitation at nursing homes. But he says that day may be a long way away if game makers view the elderly simply as a lucrative demographic.
That day is actually here and there's even an organization called Games For Health dedicated to video games designed for health care. What a great age we live in!

EDIT: The title of the first post should actually refer to Guild Wars rather than WoW. Sorry!

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December 10th, 2006, 20:57
Yes, we old folks have to do all we can to fight off the effects of what we did when we were young : )

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December 11th, 2006, 23:43
I'm not 50+ heck I'm not even half of that yet, but I do rememeber fallout, I still play it I begged my sister to get me the american edition when it came out (she was in the US at the time) and I played it and it's predecessor many times since, I can honestly say I never played a game like that again, sad but true…
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December 12th, 2006, 01:35
Yeah, Fallout is definitely one of a kind.

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Originally Posted by magerette View Post
Yes, we old folks have to do all we can to fight off the effects of what we did when we were young : )
LOL! QFT!

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December 13th, 2006, 02:14
Are those angry french fries in your avatar, Kawika??? And a seriously disgruntled milkshake? Or what???

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December 13th, 2006, 02:34
Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
#1 in da hood, g!

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December 13th, 2006, 05:16
God the things I miss not having cable.
Or a hood.

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December 15th, 2006, 16:50
I had a hood once. Trust me magerette, youre not missing much.
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December 15th, 2006, 22:04
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I had a hood once. Trust me magerette, youre not missing much.
Thanks for the support. er …Homeskillet

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