You're over 30 years old...do you still play video games?

@jhartana (1087)
Australia
November 18, 2007 9:22pm CST
As the title suggests, do you still play video games even though you're over 30 years old? If so, how often do you play? Are you married and still play video games? Does your partner restrict you from playing games? Do you play games with your children? I'm married but don't have children yet, occassionally I still play PS2 games although my wife said I was childish. I said back to her this is only for my leisure time. I was a games freak but not anymore since I am working full time. I hardly find a time for playing PS2 but I guess I would play PS2 when my wife's not home. Come to think of it, I saw many people particularly in Japan still play games...even they're in 40s. Well come on, why can't I play for short period? So what's your situation here? :)
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@hopejordan (3567)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
hi there jhartana i am 32 years old and i have not played video games in a long time on cable tv we have games it is very expensive so i had to block the games so they don't play it anymore thanks for this discussion
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
I'm past 30 but I still play computer games once in a while just to take a break from working long hours in front of the computer. Sometimes I play games with my 6 year old. Most of the time she likes me to play with her than on her own, so when I have time we play together. I'm a single mother though. I think playing restrictions are oftentimes used on men. Most men and husbands I know are into games even at their forties. The wives see this as being childish, but personally, i'd rather have a husband who spends time playing video games rather than someone who does who knows what. I also admire that youthful streak and having fun no matter what age you're in, so for me there's no problem with that. :)
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
Yeah clearly there's no restriction on how old the person is to play games. Never grow too old for that :)
@cthorn (20)
• United States
20 Nov 07
This is a huge issue in my house. My husband is almost thirty and is totally addicted to World of Warcraft, a computer game. Apparently it's a really popular game where you play against other people from all over the world on the internet. He plays it for like 8 hours a day and that's all he ever wants to do. I told him I'm starting to think he should have married the computer and he just laughs like he thinks that I'm joking. My family can't see how I put up with it and I'm starting to wonder why I do myself. I'm pretty easy going and I don't mind video games but I think that there should be a limit. Like you can't let them control your life. If he would cut back even just a little bit it would be a huge accomplishment. He says he's not going to play forever, eventually he'll get tired of it. What's worse, now my four year old is starting to like the game so they fight over it! It's insane. Wives out there, don't let your husband play WOW!!!!
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
I don't play WOW but thank goodness that I am not into it. I think you should pull the plug off your hubby's computer otherwise he might forgot other more priorities to do, for example forgot to pay bills on time, etc. Certainly 8 hrs a day for gaming is not healthy at all. Maybe you two should discuss to avoid in getting the fight.
19 Nov 07
It is ok to play video games when ur 30... i am 30 and do still play games... and actually theres contests of PS2/3 for ppl that spend alot of time playing games... lol ...Just check over on the internet abt PS2/3 game contests and tell ur wife that ur going for one... lolol to that u need to train!! lololol Jk..
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
Actually I've seen too many games contests here and that drew strong interest from myself to participate. Most of the contests took weekend where me and my wife sometimes also work and we wanted to spend a lot of quality time together on Sundays :)
@xcellen (204)
• Indonesia
19 Nov 07
well I'm not 30 yet, close maybe but not yet, and not married either, I still love video games, and I don't think I could stop :D so if I'm married the best possibility is I still playing video games, well maybe not as often as I am now.. but hey, when you're married you have others to take care of right, :D cheers
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
I love my wife more than playing video games. To my surprise my playing games time has been reduced to zero...but it shows good sign :)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
Yeah, that's right. Up to now i'm already on my 40s, yet i still play video games. I think the more i grow older, the more i become excited playing games.
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
Never grow too old to play games, in fact it's for all ages, not just for kids :)
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
There is no age limit when it comes to playing video games. Even my dad who is already 60, i caught him playing with my sons nintendo..no wonder my son was crying as he runs to me and said his pop dont want to give his nintendo and i said to him let him play for a while coz in their times they dont et to play with a gadget like that. SO you have to share what you have coz you are lucky.
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
Yeah of course once I have kids then I'll definitely share :)
• United States
19 Nov 07
i am 33 years old and female and i love video games lol! though i only have a GameboySP and PSX...sad but true, however if i COULD afford a newer system you bet i would be out the door for it in a second! i dont play everyday but for a couple of hours 2 or 3 days a week at least. and yes i play by myself and with my 12yrd old. personally i dont think you can ever be too old for video games. are they still fun? then you arent too old. when they are no longer fun, THEN you're too old lol! you should tell your wife..its the occasional video game or a trip to the local stripclub!!! lmao! i bet video games will look a LOT more appealing to her afterwards...course saying that might also cause a huge fight.... so dont say that!
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
Hahaha, me and my wife not into fight for the games but it's just that she don't feel right seeing her 31 year old hubby playing games. Hey it's certainly much better than for her letting me to go seeing striptease or even clubbing. I think I might have to change video game console...might get Nintendo Wii so I can redefine her the meaning of having PURE FUN at home hehehe. She's 29 and sometimes I can still see her playing computer game Puzzle Bubble, but hey come on why can't I play? She watched many TV shows and that's the only TV I got...she don't wanna miss watching that So You Think You Can Dance TV programme...well I have to ditch her watching it someday :D
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
I'm 31 and the last time I played a video game was about 6 years ago. That was a date and we were in an arcade. I don't really play stuff like playstation. I have outgrown it.
@caf48180 (282)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I am 23 and will game till the day I die ( i am not joking). My girlfriend was warned from day one that I will never stop I might cut down here and there but that all depends on what games come out and how much time I spend at work really.
@hhhxxccc (224)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Occasionally i can get into a video game my kids are into. Esp something like the Wii System or DDR. Even though, i don't play actively so i naturally "suck" (according to my kids lol)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I'm 30 years old and still game. I'm married now and have lived with my wife for almost 10 years (married 3). I've played them the whole time we've been together. (N64, Gamecube, PS1, PS2, and now Xbox 360) She doesn't mind at all. In fact she tells me now that I should play as much as I can because when the twins get here in the spring, there won't be time! :) I'm sure I'll find some time though. And I'll introduce my sons to it when they are old enough. What other people here have said is true. It's much better than going out to a bar or something. Plus there is the social interaction factor now since most games have an online component.
@cait89 (31)
• United States
19 Nov 07
My dad is 51 and he still plays video games. He's the one who got me interested when I was young=)
@muralimn (535)
• United Arab Emirates
19 Nov 07
I am also 30+ and I love to play games online at times. I never spend much time on games as I am very busy with my work and routine life.
@Postrock (273)
• Italy
19 Nov 07
I'm still a few months away from being 30..yet i do still play videogames, not very much but as soon as i can cope them with my other interests i just do. I'd like to point that statistics have found that the most videogamers are over the twenties. Saying that playing games is childish is just a common cliche. Not only it isnt but it can be a social tool also. I mean i know its way better to just go out with girls or friends, yet me and some friends do play together online and we wouldnt stop..its good that (most) girlfriends here dont really care about that.
• Thailand
19 Nov 07
My father He was 50 years old He still playing my PS2 games _
@carmelanirel (21113)
• United States
19 Nov 07
ha,ha,ha, I just had to reply here.. I was over thirty when my kids introduced me to video games and that last time I played, was within a year and now I am over forty.. My husband doesn't mind as long as he gets his supper..lol
@smoke_gun (1244)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 07
im thirty year-old guy and still playing psx,ps2,ps3,dreamcast,nintento,gameboy advance even online games.it's not sinful for who like to playing video games,it's just hobby and entertainment.keep playing video games,im cheer for games player around the world!