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Gaming community for players 35 and older

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I am starting a gaming community on ps4 for us "older" gamers who like to still play video games but want to play competitively. Let's face it some of us have been playing these games since before controllers had buttons and computers used floppy discs; does anybody remember when computers used cassettes for games? What I'm saying is I'm old and I still enjoy playing games but when you get older it's hard to match reflexes with a kid 25 years younger than you on their 3rd Red Bull. So I am starting a community for "mature" gamers, let's face it even in the real world there is the senior PGA tour, senior bowling tour, and even senior rodeos. I'm not saying we are seniors I just would like to enhance the gaming experience with better competition and organization. We are the generation that has seen the birth of video games and gaming as we know it and has watched it grow for the past close to 40 years; let's get together and enjoy our passion of video games. Add me on Playstation my tag is the same as in here: Bucklacy. 

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May 20, 2016

I am well over 35 ... 69....and have been playing games all my life.  Board games, the Apple II the Apple IIGS then PC's then Nintendo, super Nintendo, Genisis, Saturn, Xbox, PS2, PS3, PS4 now and of course Wii Wii U, DS, and the Sony hand held.   Presently playing Fallout 4 DLC

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May 21, 2016

I'm under 35 and I've used Floppy disks. Can I join?

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May 21, 2016

i remember floppy disks... but cassetes? Oregon Trail on my Apple IIC lolol

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May 21, 2016

DragonIrons wrote:

i remember floppy disks... but cassetes? Oregon Trail on my Apple IIC lolol


I've still got an Atari 130XE with floppy and cassette drives! It still works and I break it out every once in a while to play the INFOCOM text adventures (still got all them too).

 

Oh, I'm 50.

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Jul 31, 2016

     I,m  looking for older gamers near my age for friends and playmates for multplayer. I,m looking for clans, clubs, co-ops, whatever.  I,m  64 be 65 on 9/11/16. I have played video games since the Atri era. I've had a PS2, PS3, now PS4, and am sure I will purchase a VR headset.  Games like Ace Combat 7, BF1, the new re-do of Skyrim for the PS4.

all spike my interest.  I like Destiny but I,ve never been on a raid. I hope older gamers understand what I just wrote. I'll unlock my trophy list and my friends list which is empty hoping to hear from others, and one more thing, is aarp a legit clan tag?

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Jul 31, 2016

Well let's see, Gamer, check, over 35, check. Senior Bowler ( retired ), check.  Oh wait, that wasn't a part of the requirements.  Grew up with nothing more than Pool Halls and Pin Ball Machines.  Started in the Computer industry back in 1972, that was before PC's came along.  My first Video game was I thinks Pong, not the home version.  Guess I have played on most of the game systems that have come out.  Hard to remember what game is the one I had the most fun with, played so many, or all the systems.  Kids ended up with all the older systems, but I still have all 4 PS systems.  Currently playing on both 3 and 4.  I don't play on line that much, never really got into MP because never really had the time.  Doesn't mean I won't try to, would like to see more games with Co-Op.  Right now waiting like a lot of people for NMS, GT, Hitman, Zero Dawn and maybe a couple of others.  Always looking for friends, any questions about my age, just look at my screan name.

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I some what still game in a Clan called 30 plus which was created back in 2003 or so when Socom came out on the PS2, I can say that was no doubt the best gaming years of my life. We don't game as much as we used to together because nothing really like Socom has brought us back... We lurk around on COD, BF and what ever else at the moment seems to be the best shooter game out. 

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Jul 31, 2016

I'm Grumpy-Goat- and I approve this endeavor!

 

I'm a big, big fan of older gamers coming together. 34 myself, and I can recall all of what you describe in your post. I'm starting to see a trend in the gaming community of these "older" gamer communites popping up here and there, contemplated starting one myself at one point. All of us that grew up when this was all coming to fruition and have been playing since our youth have finally grown and seen the development of the industry. We all share a certain understaning of how it was in the beginning, something that no one else will ever be able to share. The struggle was real back in the day, if you never had to blow into a cartridge of Duck Hunt... you don't get it Smiley Wink

 

I'm always down for adding friends from the same era. I'll shoot you a FR. Best of luck to the birth of this community!

 

And be sure to stick around these forums as well, there are some quality folks that still rear their heads here from time to time. See you around!

 

 

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Jul 31, 2016

I remember when my dad brough home the TRS-80 Model 1. We went out ot a book store and I got a programming book. When it first came came there were no 5.25" floopies, you typed in what you wanted ot do. A few months later he got the cassette for it so I could save my programs and play them later without keeping the computer on 24/7. Then came the 5.25" floppy. I remember buying single sided discs,a nd a hole puncher and making them double sided.

 

 

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