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#116116 - 08/24/04 03:08 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
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I guess they never heard of Gameboomers..

They should come and vist...To prove them wrong..

Yahoo


Excellent letter..I couldn't said it any better praise
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#116117 - 08/24/04 07:02 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Nancy779 Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 59
Loc: Illinois, USA
I'm so glad someone posted on this thread to bump it back up because I missed it the first time around. And let me tell you I was astounded. It really makes you understand what's wrong with the gaming industry, and I'm sure articles like that just help the C.E.O.'s feel justified in their ongoing marketing strategy.

P.S. I couldn't figure out how I could have missed the original post of this then I saw the thread started on Feb. 20. On Feb. 17 I had my 3rd child at age 38. I wonder what Yahoo! would think of that? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
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#116118 - 08/24/04 11:58 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 5041
Loc: Bay Area, CA
The real problem with articles like this one, is that game producers read these ridiculous editorials.

There are enough shoot-em-ups don't require brains out there for the young or young at heart with athletic fingers crowd. If too many idiotic articles like this one are published, we may see more games leaning towards adolescents & fewer thinking games that adults enjoy around!

I hope you all told them to go to GameBoomers & see how serious & mature gamers act & what we're playing & how a game site should be handled - in a professional & well thought out manner. Yahoo needs new editors, among other things.

Super letter, Inferno! bravo

Melanie
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#116119 - 08/25/04 03:16 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
karvic Offline
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Registered: 07/04/04
Posts: 598
Loc: North Yorkshire, UK
My thanks also for bumping this thread back to the top - I also missed it first time round (due to the fact that I wasn't a GB member then). I'm astounded over people's stupidity! Perhaps articles like that are written by 18 year olds who think that anyone over 25 should be put down!?

One of my dearest friends bought herself a pc at age 69 and at age 70 started writing computer games, very successfully I might add!

Karen (seething in a wet and windy Yorkshire!)
mad

ps - just checked Peter's original link and the article doesn't seem to be there any more...?
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#116120 - 08/25/04 09:12 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
nolalou Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 5037
Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
Did the article get taken down? I get an error when I try to link to the page!


Louis

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#116121 - 08/25/04 10:15 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
tigger Offline
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I got the same message Louis!! Must be old news now smile
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#116122 - 08/25/04 10:47 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Bonnie Offline
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Registered: 08/13/04
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Or maybe they got so tired of hearing from us they took it down!
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#116123 - 08/25/04 11:07 AM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
gorillaswife Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Indiana
I also got an error message. I figure playing games is better then sitting in the rocker crochting things no one wants. At least my grandchildren like coming to my house and seeing what new games I have.It can be fun at times to see who can get through it first and helping each other out.

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#116124 - 08/25/04 12:26 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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Loc: Decorating in NJ
Welcome to Game Boomers, Bonnie and Gorillaswife! (Now there has to be a story behind that user name! lol )
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#116125 - 08/25/04 12:28 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
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Loc: England
welcome to GB Bonnie and Gorillaswife, hope you enjoy it here smile

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I figure playing games is better then sitting in the rocker crochting things no one wants. At least my grandchildren like coming to my house and seeing what new games I have.It can be fun at times to see who can get through it first and helping each other out.
gorillaswife you have the true GB spirit smile Have you got any of the Nancy Drew games??
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#116126 - 08/25/04 07:58 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Cat in the Hat Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
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Loc: Pennsylvania
How old would any of us be if we didn't know how old we are?

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#116127 - 08/25/04 08:41 PM Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
Welcome Bonnie & Gorillaswife!

Does hubby know your screen name, Mrs. Gorilla? rotfl

I think they removed the page after deciding that they made a lot of potential customers, enemies instead, because of a lack of research. smile

Melanie
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