The thinking that video games are just for kids has been long dispelled. Today, men and women of all ages are playing. Even the video game makers are catering their games to adults more than kids, knowing that it’s often easier to get someone to fork over $70 for a game if they’re the ones that are going to end up playing it.
There has always been a line drawn for the elderly. You don’t see too many people cashing in their social security checks to grab the latest edition of Call of Duty, but it might just be a matter of exposure. A YouTube channel has been created called GrandpaPlaysGames in which the 84-year old grandpa of a young male gamer gets really excited while playing Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
There’s only the single 2:24 video up now, but it ends by asking which game grandpa should play next. Based upon his excitement playing two of the most popular first person shooters, we’d recommend sticking with that genre for now before introducing him to something different. He’s just too happy pwning n00bs.