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  • Rens11 8 Mar 2012 03:00:50 1,699 posts
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    With quick reactions needed in many games particularly multiplayer and with the average gamer getting older, we are possibly the first generation who have played video games since childhood.

    Can you see developers shifting some of their focus on the aging market? Or will we be left with with stuff like brain training and wii fit?

    Will you still be playing games?

    Edited by Rens11 at 03:06:39 08-03-2012
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 8 Mar 2012 03:06:43 84,862 posts
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    What a load of bollocks, there's nothing whatsoever to suggest that age effects the types of games you can successfully play, especially if they've been gamers for decades already.

    If anything games now are a million times easier than they've ever been and rely on reactions less than ever.
  • Rens11 8 Mar 2012 03:12:58 1,699 posts
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    Im talking old age when us lot have arthritis with most gamers too young at the moment will companies focus on the elderly aswell possibly controllers suited for the elderly and not like the current situation with only small specialist companies targeting people with disabilties with adapted controllers
  • Khanivor 8 Mar 2012 03:15:39 42,497 posts
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  • Khanivor 8 Mar 2012 03:15:45 42,497 posts
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    Unless they start making games which aren't the same kind of content I've been playing for 30 years it's irrelevant.

    Edited by Khanivor at 03:16:18 08-03-2012
  • Deleted user 8 March 2012 04:05:05
    Sign me up for some Granny Theft Auto.
  • convercide 8 Mar 2012 04:08:17 6,413 posts
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    Sign me up for some Near Dead Redemption.
  • Deleted user 8 March 2012 04:12:01
    I'll just say one thing: My Mum is 73 and plays games everyday. True, she prefers Bejewlled, Bust-A-Move and hidden object games to something more involving but goddamn, I would never challenge her at any of them because she can and will nail me every single, damn time.

    It's not about age, it's not even about fitting a market profile, but making games that appeal to personalities and ideas of enjoyment.
  • GuiltySpark 8 Mar 2012 04:26:23 6,635 posts
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    It's less to do with physical problems, more to do with (the current generation) old people either not caring about games or not having the patience to put in any effort into games.

    We however, have been brought up with games, so we won't have that problem.
  • puddleduck 8 Mar 2012 05:13:03 1,854 posts
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    I do like one of your points though. I can see someone making some kind of arthritis controller or something to allow all of us who develop some kind of freakish crab hands to still be able to shoot a whiney 10 year old American in the face, or score a screamer against a rage quitting 15 year old London based Man City fan (it's in the future remember ;))

    As long as I can scream at them about how I used to watch football when it was a man's sport (a lie of course) and tell them how much better games were in my day, with no patches or bugs etc (also lies :p )

    Edited by puddleduck at 05:13:29 08-03-2012
  • skuzzbag 8 Mar 2012 06:30:43 5,937 posts
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    My mum spent a couple of years releasing all kinds Sims buildings. There are lots of ways you can mess about with games without having razor sharp reactions.
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    Sub-Sonic the Hedgehog
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  • munki83 8 Mar 2012 08:19:53 1,734 posts
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    I cant wait for old age and retirement it will be like being a kid again and having the time to immerse yourself in games. But by the time I retire suicide will be mandatory at 75 and games will be VR versions of cut the rope where you use tactile/haptic controllers to feel like you're really cutting a bit of rope for a cute monster. It will also cost 69p a level.
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    My brothers father in law, a retired gent (late fifties, early sixties). Has played skyrim for 607 (no typo) hours. Same character.

    Edited by mrcrumley at 09:05:59 08-03-2012
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    Outrunned 2
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    Way of the Exploding Hip
  • puddleduck 8 Mar 2012 09:20:12 1,854 posts
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    Gran Turismo.... hey it already worked! :p
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