Most elderly people in my family look down on gaming because it’s something they don’t understand. It wasn’t part of their childhood. You can also add those baby boomer politicians who demonized games for school violence despite much research that proved it doesn’t. I can see Millenials and zoomers not outgrowing gaming when they grow old. I am so close to becoming middle-aged but I still play video games. Well, these grandmas became accepting of gaming and saw it as a hobby worthy of their time. As a person with parents allergic to technology, I can’t help but be jealous of their grandkids. (At least my mom kinda liked Candy Crush Saga)
Granny Audie discovered Animal crossing after her grandson gave her his old Nintendo DS. She was hooked and for four years she is taking care of her town and it’s residents.
People got inspired by her that they donated her a Nintendo Switch so she can play the latest Animal Crossing game. Nintendo also gave her some gifts and they even named a character after her. At age 88, she is still playing Animal crossing.
She is mostly playing on her freetime and doesn’t stream games but whenever there is a video about her, she have lots of stories to tell.
AT age 85, Shirles is one of the oldest gamers on Youtube. Shirley always play Skyrim as it is the game of her choice. She loves Skyrim because of the breathtaking visuals and she uses it as a medium for storytelling. She loves camping and hiking when she was younger and because of Skyrim she can do it virtually. In the times of quarantine, she won’t get bored because she continues her multiple adventures.
The first two ladies I mentioned are late bloomers when it comes to gaming. 90 year old Hamaki Mori is not only the oldest on the list but she is also a true blue gamer. She had been playing videogames for 38 years. She had experienced different generations of gaming consoles and she is still gaming until now. Guiness book of records had named her as the oldest gamer in the world.
Last but not the least, This grandma loves playing Street Fighter and always ends her matches with raging demon. A technique that is hard to execute.