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9/20/2012 7:32:07 AM
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You're too old to be here, opinions?

So I recently had some thread posts and PM's with some younger members about being too old to be on this site. Personally I think the demographic for Halo is older than teenager but I'd like to hear from the community about age on B.net? Also for reference I am 36 and here's some recent gamer age statistics from Australia - [quote]Average age for an Australian gamer is now 32... [url=http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/games/blogs/screenplay/new-statistics-reveal-the-face-of-australian-gaming-20120802-23g49.html#ixzz26zNn4MjC]Read more [/url][/quote] [Edited on 09.19.2012 11:48 PM PDT]
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  • Late 20s here. Games keep me sharp and on my toes. They aren't just mindless entertainment, but a pastime that keeps your brain active as you age. If you're referring to the forum then I guess it could be argued both ways. I stay because I know people on here.
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  • Well, I'm only 16 (just barely turned). So I'm still pretty young, and the average age for a Halo gamer I guess.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] x Foman123 x [b]Posted by:[/b] CrazzySnipe55 Not attacking you, CrazzySnipe, just pointing out how the perception of video gamers as immature because of the content of some games is incredibly hypocritical on the part of society as a whole.[/quote]Society? Double standards? Never! [Edited on 09.29.2012 4:47 PM PDT]
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  • as Bungie caters mainly to the 18+ demographic most ppl under that shouldnt be here (specially if they behave like obnoxious children)
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  • I visit the Flood for a few minutes and I see that I truly am too old for this site. Until a new Bungie title is officially announced, my BNet usage shall remain minimal.
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  • I've been too lazy to search through 9 pages of content, but has anyone made fun of Recon or Papa Rich yet? <3 And you're never too old for Halo, or Bungie, for that matter. If anything, most of this site is too young (including me). I mean, Halo was a 17+ game, so it makes sense that the majority of users would be over that age.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Cobravert [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Doctor Swag Yeah, you're way too old to be here. Anyone above 21 who's on here needs to reevaluate how they spend their time.[/quote] Maybe your parent(s) should reevaluate yours. If it weren't for us older people blowing quarters and tokens in the late 70's and through the 80's like it was our jobs,... buying every new console as they became available, there wouldn't likely be any Bungie or B.net let alone all the games you know of today. You're welcome! So we're to old to be on here again why?[/quote] I really wounded care if bungie didn't exist. They make average games and one of them just happened to get popular.
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  • It's my 19th birthday. I've been here for a long while, and I will remain here a while longer. I'll likely continue to play video games as long as I am physically and mentally capable.
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  • I'm 20 and I've been playing Bungie games for 12 years now which is crazy to think about...
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DMX1337 tl;dr everyone's either too old and/or too young to someone[/quote] Perspective regarding points of view are very important to context and meaning. Your post is more mature than your years suggest, well done. It's true, on the Internet, everyone is discriminated against :)
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  • I have been playing video games for a very long time, and I intend to continue playing them until I am much older than I am now. However there was a demographic shift on the site to a younger group when Reach came out. During the Darkness it has shifted back. At least that is what I can tell from my completely made up scientific analysis. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DrBunsenHoneydew Here, I made you a [url=http://imgur.com/EPLIy]helpful chart[/url].[/quote]Would you mind throwing some years on the X axis of that chart? Just to sate my curiosity. [Edited on 09.27.2012 9:19 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Oddley765 You're too old to be here[/quote] See also: Old Papa Rich.
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  • I actually feel the opposite from the majority of the community, OP. I feel like I should be older, considering what seems to be the tendency for the older members to be the most active and informed (inb4 age brings wisdom). I'm only 18, and I feel nearly ashamed of that fact. I feel like I am looked upon as a foolish kid, instead of as a fellow member of the community. The idea that age is a factor in fandom is a double-edged sword. A lot of the posts in this thread seem to suggest that the elder members of the community suffer the most age discrimination, whilst I feel we younger members are looked down upon more so. I feel for you guys, it is absurd to suggest that someone is "too old" for video games. Many people manage a life and still find much enjoyment from video games well into adulthood. However, I think age should have no relevance to how a community member is viewed, but instead have their dignity reflective of their quality of posts or support of the community or community facilitators (Bungie, in this instance). Anyone that considers age to be determinate of value to the community are the truly immature ones. /rant tl;dr everyone's either too old and/or too young to someone
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] kappus 000 this is all a bit like Logan's Run. i'm old enough to be reminded of that. google it.[/quote] Sweet movie and it's funny how many throwbacks to movies like this you see in modern films.
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  • Age is just a number (Excuse the cliche) [Edited on 09.27.2012 7:09 PM PDT]
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  • I'm 21 and I don't think you can ever be too old to play video games. Much more interesting than watching tv all night.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] kappus 000 this is all a bit like Logan's Run. i'm old enough to be reminded of that. google it.[/quote] Awesome movie, I was born the same year it came out. I met a guy here on Bnet that is 70 years old, he is now in a group I'm in and I have played alot of Halo with him. So if you ever think your to old, think again. I think he may be the oldest member here on Bnet? Not sure but it would be cool to find out!
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  • this is all a bit like Logan's Run. i'm old enough to be reminded of that. google it.
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  • Im a junior in college, been a member for five years, and I still check this site every day just to make sure I don't miss anything.
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  • Dude OPR is like 40.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DrBunsenHoneydew Don't let anyone tell you you're too old to be part of the community. It's worth remembering that one of our slogans is "We make games we want to play", and there are plenty of guys in their mid-thirties working here. :)[/quote] You want to play Reach? utterly baffled
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  • I'm 16, don't plan to quit playing games for a long time. Especially considering I hope to land a job in the industry one day.
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  • Well, someone who was 18 at Halo 1's release would be 29 now. Those who played Myth and Marathon would be 30-40. I am actually probably far too young to be on this site. Well, when I joined I shouldn't have been here.
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  • I'm 37 and I still game. Hell, I grew up with gaming. From Pong to Wasteland to Mario... all the way to Halo 4. I grew up with games the way previous generations grew up with radio or television.
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  • [i]I'll[/i] decide when I'm too old, not someone else!
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  • I'm 20 almost 21. I fully intend to hang around here as long as Bungie is making decent games or until I die.
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