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  • I am between 18 and 25

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  • I am between 26 and 30 yrs old

    17 19.77%
  • I am between 31 and 40 yrs old

    32 37.21%
  • I am 41 or older and kick arse at gaming

    23 26.74%
  • I never could ever beat Donkey Kong or Mario

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    31 and loving it on call of duty and just got the new Street Fight 4, gorgeous fighting game on the huge screen. Its awesome.
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    Well over the 41 mark and my 10 year old kicks my butt on the Wii.
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    The early game consoles were a war between Atari, Colecovision. and Intellivision. They gave way when computer-based graphics got better (around Windows 95) and they lost a lot of ground to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom, and then Quake. I don't play anymore spent a lot of time playing the early consoles, and then especially Wolfenstein & Doom.
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    I'll be 50 in 2 short weeks and play with the Wii a little bit. I've always sucked at all video games so I did not vote as I don't qualify for the over 41 and kick arse catigory. Actually bought it for my wife she is 31 and thought she would like it for some exercise. She does beat me most times. Had a pong game when I was a wippersnapper.

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    My mom is 66 and she plays a Nintendo DS everyday.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by apphd View Post
    I'll be 50 in 2 short weeks...bought it for my wife she is 31
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    28 and own a PS3. Actually don't use it for gaming that much, just don't have time. I play a little guitar hero now and then, and some Tiger Woods Golf.

    I still love Bond and Smash Bros on N64, and my favorite game of all time is probably Counterstrike on PC. Used to play that for hours back in college.

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    35 and I primarily game on the Xbox 360. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Gears Of War 2, Call Of Duty 4, Call Of Duty: World At War, Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 4, and a ton of Burnout Paradise.

    Getting older just means you can afford cooler toys. Goodbye 25" TV, hello 100" screen with 1080p projector and 7.1 surround. Never been a better time to be a gamer.

    For God's sake, people, all of the new consoles come with parental controls. Caring parents use the tools provided to regulate their kids' consumption of media. In the case of the 360, you have rating lockouts and daily/weekly play timers built into the system.

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    I'm with apphd above, in that age group with a PS3 recently purchased, am building up to more games. Currently although I can actually play a real guitar? My 11 year old daughter is trouncing me on Guitar Hero III and she plays violin but not guitar! Obviously these are different abilities, and the learning curve is a bit longer for old dogs vs. big youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntasensei View Post
    35 and I primarily game on the Xbox 360. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Gears Of War 2, Call Of Duty 4, Call Of Duty: World At War, Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 4, and a ton of Burnout Paradise.

    Getting older just means you can afford cooler toys. Goodbye 25" TV, hello 100" screen with 1080p projector and 7.1 surround. Never been a better time to be a gamer.

    For God's sake, people, all of the new consoles come with parental controls. Caring parents use the tools provided to regulate their kids' consumption of media. In the case of the 360, you have rating lockouts and daily/weekly play timers built into the system.

    Timers, really? that is so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntasensei View Post
    For God's sake, people, all of the new consoles come with parental controls. Caring parents use the tools provided to regulate their kids' consumption of media. In the case of the 360, you have rating lockouts and daily/weekly play timers built into the system.
    That's true, but the problem is that the vast majority of parents don't even use those, or realize that they're even available. It is cool that they include things like that though.
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    Hello

    Just turned 51, have been playing rpg's since 1988.

    Currently have
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    Sold my original NES and Gameboy....

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    Wow, surprising results in this poll. But I suppose judging from the community/type of website, the results are accurate.
    I must be one of the youngest here then! (21 years old)

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    The only game console I own is SNES, and I'm surprisingly young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy View Post
    I love polls... not poles ;)
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    LOL

    Got a PS3 and only three games:
    NASCAR - Its really hard, I play once a month for about an hour tops.
    Fight Night - Played it once for about two hours, hasn't been played since.
    Little Big Planet - Got it as a gift, never opened it. Never will.

    It is a BluRay player first and foremost in our house.
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    Been a huge gamer since PONG :D

    Was lucky enough to test games for Electronic Arts ...always got a copy of the game before it was released...very cool ( No pay though ...still cool enough to drive up there to do it )
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    Quote Originally Posted by timlitton View Post
    You stud.
    This is probably the funniest thing I've read lately.:D But to be honest my looks (not a Brad Pitt look alike like Curt) and finances certainly isn't what attracted her to me;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Does anyone have any of the older game units like atari or the original nintendo?
    Not anymore, but I started with the 1st Gen. consoles back in the 70's. The one generation before Colecovision. Didn't even ask for one, my dad brought one home one day, back in the day when he was also interested in cool stuff.

    Since then it was pretty short list, C64 and straight into x86 gaming, and I haven't looked back. I missed on the Amiga period as I didn't have money for one. I do own two PS3's but I don't really play many games on them as I find PC gaming and games to be much better. Gran Turismo and sport games are the exception but first person shooters, flight simulators and strategy games are not consoles strong points.

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    Some (arcade) pics that bring back memories... :)


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    47 and use the PS3 primarily for blu-ray and media server but enjoy a good fps from time to time. Oh NHL-09 and racing games as well. Still waiting for the full release of the latest Gran Turismo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablycurt View Post
    That's true, but the problem is that the vast majority of parents don't even use those, or realize that they're even available. It is cool that they include things like that though.
    Microsoft is trying to make parents more aware of the parental controls. They're putting info up in Best Buy, prominently displaying it on xbox.com with instructions on how to implement it, and putting info on the boxes and instructions in the box. If parents don't avail themselves of the option, it's no one's fault but theirs. The play timer in particular is a cool option, letting parents set a password so that only they can add more time or create unlimited play periods as a reward.

    Though, if we're being honest, no kid should be running so free that he can be playing GTA4 in the house without his parents knowing anyway. I know if I had when I was a kid, I wouldn't have been sitting for a while. ;)

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    I think this poll misses an opportunity to reveal better data. The only data this poll provides are the numbers in each age group of people who saw the poll and own a system.

    You should split each age group up into "I own a game console" "I don't own a game console", so we can see the proportions of each age group. For example, among all respondents who own a console system, let's say only 10% were between age 18-25. But you can't say that people age 18-25 are less likely to own a console, since you don't know the demographics of the respondents as a whole. It could be that that 100% of that age group owned a console system.

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    I own an Atari Flashback 2 console and I'm 41....does that count?

    The Atari Flashback 2 is a replica of the original Atari 2600, right down to the joysticks. I purchased it 2 years ago from Target to ease the pain of my deprived childhood.

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    I'll be 39 in a few weeks. Owned Pong, Atari 2600, Commodore VIC-20, NES, Sega Genesis, PS1, PS2, and now, PS3. Still have the Nintendo, Sega and all 3 Playstations. Favorite game series is Gran Turismo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LessisNevermore View Post
    Favorite game series is Gran Turismo.
    x2

    The Gran Turismo games are badass. I also like Forza Motorsport for the Xbox a lot...I think GT has the edge on Forza though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gocard View Post
    I think this poll misses an opportunity to reveal better data. The only data this poll provides are the numbers in each age group of people who saw the poll and own a system.

    You should split each age group up into "I own a game console" "I don't own a game console", so we can see the proportions of each age group. For example, among all respondents who own a console system, let's say only 10% were between age 18-25. But you can't say that people age 18-25 are less likely to own a console, since you don't know the demographics of the respondents as a whole. It could be that that 100% of that age group owned a console system.
    Ummm. that sounds like a project for you ;) .. if you would like more data breakdown.. start your own poll. I was mostly interested in the age group that owns and plays video games. simple and satisfied my curiosity.

    From the age group in here, of course this poll will be skewed. Mostly males on this forum and mostly in their 30's, 40's, and 50's, 60's. This hobby/forum doesn't attract the under 30 crowd as much. So knowing that, i wasn't surprised that the poll didn't skew more towards a younger video game crowd.

    Now had I posted this poll in say a gamers forum.. I bet the results would have been quite a bit different. :D
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    I am 32 and own 3 PS3's (my youngest son is 15 and has one in his room and my oldest son is 17 and we recently bought him a 360 for Christmas) The second PS3 is broken in my hall closet waiting to go back to Sony for repair. The third PS3 is in my living room that is primarily used for HT and some occasional gaming. I have one or two PS2's around somewhere, one of which I take on deployments with me to keep me amused for the 4 months I am gone at a time, lol. Other than that I think I have an old school Xbox kicking around somewhere and that's about it, lol.
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    laaate 40`s and have an X-Box 360

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    Quote Originally Posted by wutadumsn23 View Post
    I am 32 and own 3 PS3's (my youngest son is 15 and has one in his room and my oldest son is 17
    Man, you really started your family young. I thought I misread at first when you said your youngest is 15, I thought you meant oldest. It took me 20 years more to start mine. Maybe I'm just slow... :)

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    42, PS3, and I don't game, only for Blu-ray playback. Can I vote? ;)
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