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Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116041
02/20/04 07:20 AM
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Games Domain has got absorbed into Yahoo. Sigh a lot of links I had are now history.

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.


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116042
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Well, I have 5 more months to play 100+ games :-)


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116043
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Woops! Guess I never should have "started" playing computer games! smile smile Glynn

Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116044
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That article must have been written by the same clueless person who took down all the GD reviews.... wink


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116045
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What if we STARTED playing before 35? Are we allowed to keep playing or do we have to stop?

Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116046
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I sure am glad they didn't mention seniors, or I would have been in trouble, whew! I guess it's just you 35 year old's, who should worry. LOU


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116047
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Guess who just sent them some stinky feedback..... Theres life in the old cat yet!! lol

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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116048
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Hey Tigger, you and I were on the same wave length - I hopped over there and read it, and immediately sent them a not-so-happy message. With many exceptions of course, I think almost all of the Adventure Game community exceeds their age limit.


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116049
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Once again proving that all you need is "pencil and paper" (or in this case keyboard0, brains and facts are optional


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116050
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Guess it just shows you how little they know.......and how ignorant they are. That's obviously a statement made by an uninformed person!!! Someone should link them over here! happydance happydance happydance


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116051
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Ah. I'm too young, and 3 years left!

Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116052
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I don't know about you guys, but my 22nd annual 18th birthday is coming up so I must be OK for that site lol lol lol


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116053
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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116054
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How rude is that I ask.. mad
So yahoo thinks they know it all?
I'm going to let them have a piece of my mind-what's left is right now hopping mad and I won't miss this feeble mind after all I'm 55 and no not what I'm doing. lol
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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116055
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I also sent them a letter. I started playing PC Games well over 35 and have spent more years in computer gaming then most of them have out of diapers.


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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116056
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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.

Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116057
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Hi smile

Hah !!

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

Well....YAHOO to them !!

Cheers.

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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116058
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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!

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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116059
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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116060
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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!!!

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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116061
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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.

Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116062
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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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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116063
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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

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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116064
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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.
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Re: Yahoo says if you're over 35 you shouldn't be playing computer games #116065
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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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