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Top 10 Signs You Might be an Old Gamer

Top 10 Signs You Might be an Old Gamer

Guest Post By: MaxUrso

1. Your first controller had one button or a paddle. Mine was the Atari 2600. Breakout and Kaboom used this little gem here.

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2. Your first wireless controller had a long rubber antenna and a 9-volt battery. Again the Atari was the bomb back in my youth. This guy was heavy though. I swear my brother and I would fight with these, whipping each other.

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3. Technical support for a video game used to involve blowing air into a cartridge. I did this a lot with my Nintendo. Must’ve been more common than I thought. We also cleaned the heads with q-tips and alcohol.

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4. You wish rule books came in larger print. If I could shove my head any closer to the book these days, I’d be in them. I think there might be a market for Senior Gaming Devices and such in the future. Or at least a discount at Game Stop.

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5. Large dice are not a novelty but more of a necessity. It’s either larger dice, or I have to pick them up to read them. There are times I’d rather use my dice roller app then lean forward to the table to roll. Yup, I’m THAT old.

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6. You know one or two good RP stories and your friends have heard them at least 5 times. I know I keep repeating myself, but it’s the only story I can recall, dagnabit!

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7. Your “all-nighters” rarely go past midnight these days. I’m in bed by 8pm these days due to work. I haven’t been up all night in ages.

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8. You’ve been caught “resting your eyes” while waiting for your turn. I’m not there yet, but I’m sure it’s coming soon.

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9. Turn-based games are more your speed now. Civ V is great for this.

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10. Finally, the crotchety old NPC is using your normal voice. I’m not that old am I?

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There were a few more I thought to add to this list, but then it wouldn’t be a Top 10 anymore, plus I’m too old to be looking up images into the wee hours of the night.

Now Get Off Of My LAWN!

About Crymson Pleasure

I am one geeky woman filled with the knowledge of role playing systems and video games long forgotten. Also known as, Your Vampire Goddess. (There is even a drink named after me) I am the Head Goddess of Real Women of Gaming. I play video games, trading card games, board games, role playing games/table top games. I don't even have an inner geek, I wear it loud and proud. I'm attached to several fandoms (Doctor Who; Sherlock; Supernatural; Harry Potter; Hunger Games; Firefly; Star Trek; Star Wars) And that doesn't include my anime obsessions (Deathnote; Ouran High school Host Club; Black Butler; Bleach; Inuyasha; Blood+) to name a few, how much I am into Cosplay, Renaissance festivals, Tinker Bell, Tattoos (I have several), Goth/Steampunk anything. You name it and I seriously obsess over it.

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