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#116056 - 02/20/04 01:21 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Susie Offline
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Registered: 12/11/99
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I had to send an email to Yahoo. I was insulted by their opinion that the under 35 are the game players. mad I'm 41, but I still enjoy playing games.

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#116057 - 02/20/04 01:22 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 22793
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi smile

Hah !!

Am I so old I don't even aspire to be a "statistic" now ?? lol lol

Well....YAHOO to them !!

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#116058 - 02/20/04 01:22 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
LadyKestrel Offline
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Registered: 10/08/03
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I didn't even know about games until I was 50, for pity's sake. The article was obviously written by an 18-year-old who thinks people are over the hill when they turn 30. Sheesh!

Lady K.
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#116059 - 02/20/04 01:37 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Howard the Doc Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
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Oldman - Us Oldmen got to stick together. I started with PONG so I am sure we have both been gaming since before those editors were born. (Hate it when that happends.) Howard
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#116060 - 02/20/04 01:45 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
The Only way we can actually make them 'think outsie the box' is to Tell them we exist and are NOT happy with their generalisations!!!

Maybe then they will actually realise there are people out there who play games, FPS, RPG, Strat, Adventure etc who are Over their ageband and Umm Duh, usually those folks pay the bills so IF they want us to continue using any of their services, they should think long and hard!!!

Hugs

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#116061 - 02/20/04 01:52 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 34866
Loc: southeast USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Peter Smith:

Yahoo seems full of yahoos - they state that computer games are youth's unofficial pastime and think no-one over 35 will have heard of them.
Did they change the text or something?
All I see is a sentence that says

Quote:
"As everyone under 35 knows and as the mainstream press is discovering, games are now youth's unofficial pastime.
I don't see anything at all about whether games are a pastime for people over 35 or not.

In any case, the following statement which they made displays astounding ignorance:

Quote:
it's about time someone made it easy to get all the information you need to decide which games to buy and how to get past the boss at the end of the first level.
As if all games had some dumb boss at the end of every level. Most genres don't. It isn't just adventures that don't. And as if walkthroughs and cheats had never been invented before.

They also say

Quote:

To all you loyal Games Domain fans, your favorite site is in good hands. Yahoo! has deep respect for what Games Domain built. Some of us even remember Games Domain when it was a text-only 'zine distributed through FTP servers.
I can only hope this means that they simply haven't gotten their old reviews and patch links back online yet. But I'm not holding my breath.

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#116062 - 02/20/04 02:24 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Gamer Offline
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Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 2320
Loc: Ohio,USA
I sent them a quick e-mail letting them know that this "old timer" finds playing games one
of her favorite pastimes too. laugh
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#116063 - 02/20/04 03:55 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Salar of Myst Offline
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Registered: 12/06/02
Posts: 4216
Loc: Virginia's wetland dimension
Its true that most younger people play games now but I think the reviewer forgot (or was too young to know) that this has been true for a couple of decades plus.

I guess he/she thinks that at some magical point you wake up one morning and say. "okay, thats it! no more Mario/ King's Quest/ Zork for me! I am now officially too old to have fun" or something...

'tis sillyness. Thats for sure

Susan smile

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#116064 - 02/20/04 05:01 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
kjos Online   happy
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Registered: 10/11/01
Posts: 4997
Loc: Beverly Hills, Florida
Well I'm 68 years old so I guess I had better throw all my comp. games in the garbage and start thinking up a new hobby while I still have my memory.
Richard
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#116065 - 02/20/04 06:20 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
MDAMLADY Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 1306
Loc: Gillespie, Il. USA
Sent an E-mail asking them how old the producers and developers are.

How dare they make that kind of assumption.

We should make a "gray brigade"; telling Yahoo to
YYYYaaaahhhhhoooooooooo! this!!!!! lol
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#116066 - 02/20/04 07:55 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
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Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Oh dear - I knew I should have taken up knitting instead of computer games as a hobby laugh
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#116067 - 02/20/04 08:34 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
JMK Offline
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2582
Loc: California
lol lol Bwahahaha! I started at 45 and now I'm 53, and just as addicted as ever.

What email address are you all using to email them? Do I have to be a Yahoo member to access their comment screen?

Oh, and I almost forgot to add. Recently I read somewhere that playing computer games can help elderly people keep their minds sharp.

So there, Yahoo! evil

Jean
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#116068 - 02/20/04 09:39 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Josie Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2949
Loc: Arkansas
Yes what e-mail addy are you using? Im not going to use the tell us option it wants my Yahoo ID wouldnt mind the e-mail addy but not my ID.

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#116069 - 02/20/04 10:26 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Glynn Offline
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Registered: 03/03/01
Posts: 3143
Loc: Virginia
Yeah Jean...I hope this is what is keeping me from getting "senile" LOL Syd...Knitting is dangerous, you could get hurt with those needles!! smile Glynn

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#116070 - 02/20/04 10:59 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
popcorneater Offline
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Registered: 08/30/02
Posts: 11557
Loc: Virginia
When you go to the page link given, click on reply to editor, fill in information-you do not need a yahoo id-
then write what you think..
I got a message thanking me for my email and a response would be forth coming-yeah right.
I was offended and down right dumb struck at the lack of writing something that comes from this person's head. Where is he/she getting the facts??
Ohh, I don't often get this angry..but there you go I was and am.
Told them to go to gameboomers/Mr Bill's adventure land and see the age groups and who is playing what.
Ingie laugh
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