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84-year-old man loves gaming, makes orgasm noises


HNNNNNNNNNNNG!!!
Jan 30
Last week, Dale North shared a heartwarming tale of an 86-year-old British woman who keeps her mind sharp by playing the latest and greatest videogames. Mind-bending stuff like Disgaea 4, a game that would make me dizzy just... read
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Old people rule!

86-year-old woman loves gaming, plays Disgaea


Gamer for 40 years, has SRGP chops
Jan 22
I love 86-year-old gamer Hilda Knott because she is one of us. This BBC clip on her shows that she plays real games -- not Facebook social and mobile crap -- and has real gamer cred. Not Solitaire, but Grand Theft Auto. She p... read
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Promoted blog: Growing old disgracefully


Jul 31
[Dtoid Community Blogger Stevil takes comfort in the fact that some of his favorite videogame characters are growing old with him. Because he's old. And smelly. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write so... read
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100-year-old lady rocks the Nintendo DS


Feb 02
You go, granny! Kit Connell is 100 years old -- at that age, it's fairly likely that your mind will start to fade. Kit isn't having any of that, so she stays sharp by playing on a Nintendo DS that her daughter bought for her... read
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Ultima series


Aug 24
In the last debate, we had one of the closest voting races I've ever seen. Persona 4 would take the lead by two or three votes, and then Persona 3 would strike back with a few votes of its own to tie it up. This continued abo... read
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Wii gaming for health also works for old fatties


Jun 04
A new study by University of Delaware Associate Professor Elizabeth Orsega-Smith looked into overweight seniors that were playing Wii Sports. Could they lose weight like their younger, whippersnapper counterparts were? Yep. F... read
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Nintendo to force old people to play Super Mario Bros Wii


Dec 08
Grandma: "Sir, can I trouble you for a glass of warm milk? It helps me go to sleep." Nintendo PR: "You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up!" Grandma: "My fingers hurt." Nintendo PR: "Oh, well, now your back's ... read
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Three things you should know about me before reading this: I hate doing stuff I don't feel like doing (some call it laziness, I call it "strong willed"), I'm a sucker for free stuff, and I hate gaming peripherals. T... read feature

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Stereotype killer: 114 million adult gamers in the US


May 19
I love this new study from MarketResearch as it basically says that just about half the people in the U.S. are gamers. Gamer haters can't exactly go looking down on gamers, as they would be looking down on more than  hal... read
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Hey old people, play games and get cheaper car insurance


Oct 04
Allstate is trying to draw up a new demographic to punish people that aren’t in the demographic with higher car insurance rates. According to 1UP (via CNN) Allstate is considering offering clients that are between the a... read
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Sexagenarian Madden fan proves being old and a gamer aren't mutually exclusive


Jun 10
I’ve been telling people forever that I’ll be playing videogames until the day I die. Of course, we all make promises to ourselves -- things we’re absolutely sure of at the time -- only to break them years l... read
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Out-of-touch old windbag won't buy videogames, bankrupts entire industry


Apr 02
Last night we received a tip from Neil Christie sharing with us what he called "more bullsh*t in the UK press." Indeed, it was a column by an elderly man called Giles Whittell, whose out-of-touch and frightened scra... read
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Videogames made me say the 'C' word!


Apr 01
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: This just in! I have been corrupted by videogames and am not a douchebag!I was just outside the FOXTOID offices buying a coffee from a vendor on the street when an old woman accident... read
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Destructoid Rewind: Top stories from last year, February 18-24, 2007


Feb 18
This week's top story of last year probably crushed the dream career aspirations of many young men: The atypical tale of a video game game tester on crunch-time. While I think most of us would love to put in a 100+ hour week... read
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Destructoid Rewind:
Our biggest stories from Feb 4-10, 2007


Feb 04
On this week's < Destructoid Rewind < the Reverend's opus the Mario Brothers on the big screen dominates the charts with over a sixty thousand readers (yes, yes, that's over 9,000). Was it a masterpiece or is he watchi... read
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RetroforceGO! Episode 30: New Year's Retrolutions


Dec 31
Welcome to the last Monday of 2007, folks. Did you have a good year? Did you get everything that you wanted? Did you accomplish all the things that you planned for yourself over the last year? Yeah, me neither. But at least y... read
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Game Debate to the Death!
SkiFree VS Rodent's Revenge


Oct 09
Last week's debate was a brawl between the twenty-five masters of Super Smash Bros. Melee. Some cast characters didn't do nearly as well as others, but the race for the only trophy that matters was close. Who did we decide wa... read
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Survey says that casual games are bringing families together


Aug 28
Can a Wii fix your broken family? Are casual games good for everyone? In a recent survey polling 7,500 casual gaming adults, about a third had children or grandchildren who played casual games in their home, and 80 percent of... read
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Senior gamer draws gun to protect his games


Aug 09
An 85-year-old New Mexico man took the law into his own hands, protecting his gaming rig by pulling a handgun on a robber who he found hiding underneath his bed.After leaving his house for the day, Alton Tillman doubled back,... read
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Shenmue Online canceled: Who will move all of these online crates now?


Aug 04
Word from all over the place is that the planned PC MMORPG version of Sega's crate moving, direction asking simulator, Shenmue, has been canceled. The game was to be set around the events of Shenmue II, featuring many charact... read
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EA pulls 49 online titles off of life support, watches them slowly die


Aug 03
It's now time to make a visit and pay your final respects to the elders. Make your piece and say your goodbyes, as Electronic Arts will be pulling the plug on dozens of their online titles come September 1st. Varied EA title... read
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The founder of GameFAQs to step down after twelve glorious years of faqqing


Jul 23
I thought that my emotions were no longer a working part of me and that my tear ducts and vage had dried up long ago, but apparently there is some humanity left in me after all. Jeff Veasey, or "CJayC" as he is more... read
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While running around Santa Monica a resident Dtoid editor scooped me on a strange coffee table gaming accessory that popped up at the event: The Wii Party Station. The uncoventional product has been met with a fair share of ... read feature

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Bargain Bin Laden #19: Otogi


Jul 22
Things look pretty bleak for the next month or so, don't they? Ah, summertime -- when the gaming industry actually offers a pretty compelling excuse to get off your ass and get outside. There's not much between here a... read
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RetroforceGO! recording tonight; I miss arcades


Jul 18
That's right kids (and old people), I miss me my arcades. I miss being able to play the hottest new games in the dark, cigarette scented arenas that used to be my full-time hangout. Where did all these wonderful places go... read
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Wii Party Station? Are they serious?


Jul 12
It is no secret that Nintendo's Wii is great for parties, and if you haven't had the pleasure of playing a drunken Wii Bowling session, then you're really missing out. Now, Nyko is trying to cash in on the Wii pl... read
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Give your DS some 'Style'


Jul 04
No, I'm not talking about your gaudy, bejewelled Metallic Rose monstrosity, but rather the software you'd put in it. It's fairly safe to say that gamers aren't the most well rounded people as far as culture go... read
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On today's episode of 'Nerds Make the Darndest Things' ...


Jun 11
Sometimes I like to imagine what mixing two totally awesome things together would be like, Jade Cocoon-style. Perhaps Adriana Lima with a language I can understand, or a pterodactyl with a Moonkin from World of Warcraft.. I a... read
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot artwork is hobo-rific


Jun 06
I rolled out of my nice, warm bed this morning to find a small collection of Condemned 2: Bloodshot artwork in my mail box. This artwork features, predominantly, images of people who appear to not have nice, warm beds. This s... read
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EA: You haven't seen the last of The Godfather engine


May 17
It looks like the game engine that powered The Godfather still has a bit more life left in it. According to one industry analyst, EA has planned on using the engine in at least five upcoming projects, including a follow up to... read
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More proof that grannies love the Wii


May 05
 Here is everybody's favorite hardcore senior citizen, Old Grandma Hardcore, trying her hand at Super Paper Mario. Listen to her swear in a manner that would make most other grandmas and sailors cower in horror. If t... read
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Captain Obvious: Analysts are useless


Apr 25
Sometimes posts just write themselves. Such is the case with this latest edition of Captain Obvious. I think we can all agree analysts are pretty ... well, useless. Usually, they spout off things we all already know or somet... read






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