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According to this article by the New York Times, the elderly are the next big thing in the video gaming world. The paper reports that, apparently, the over-50 crowd are embracing casual gaming via online Flash Games and the Nintendo … Read More

By / March 30, 2007

According to this article by the New York Times, the elderly are the next big thing in the video gaming world. The paper reports that, apparently, the over-50 crowd are embracing casual gaming via online Flash Games and the Nintendo Wii (pronounced "we" if you're over 35 and under 50).

In today's most depressing quote, 61 year old Dick Norwood (a pseudonym?) explains his reasons for starting a seniors-only Wii bowling league at a local bar:

“When I started calling people about it, they had no idea what I was talking about, and they were laughing at me saying, ‘You want to start a bowling league on a video game in a bar?’ ” he said. “Well, we got there the first time, and we were there for six solid hours. In the past, I probably would have agreed that video games are just for kids. But I’ll tell you, at our age when you bowl for real, you wake up with aches and pains. Those balls aren’t light. But with this you’re getting good exercise, but you’re not aching the next day.”

Ha, ha, ha! I get it! He's old and bowling balls are heavy.

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