The BBC has done a brilliant video interview with Hilda Knott, an 85 year old gamer.
Hilda explained why she’s a keen gamer: “Finding something new in the game. Getting on to the next stage or the next event, and then having the achievement of finishing it.”
She goes on to say that she plays Grand Theft Auto with her Auntie, who is 94, that she plays with a PS3 and has a subscription to Playstation Plus. Also mad props to Hilda for saying she’s currently playing Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten.
This story made my day. The one thing I love about gaming is that anyone can do it. Whether you are young or old, a popular kid or not so popular kid, high flying business executive, we all need that escapism. Hilda, you are awesome and we salute you!
It does make me wonder however whether my Grandad’s at home playing WWE 13, laying the smackdown on their candy asses..