85-Year-Old Woman Admits to Being a Gamer

85-Year-Old Woman Admits to Being a Gamer

85-Year-Old Proves That You’re Never Too Old for Gaming

At 85, Hilda Knott is a gamer. But don’t think she’s sitting around the house playing Angry Birds. Nope, Knott has a PlayStation 3 and enjoys games like Grand Theft Auto IV on her 65-inch HDTV.

What’s even more amazing? In a short interview with the BBC, Knott stated that she often plays with her 94-year-old aunt. Heck yeah! “We have a hilarious time,” Knott told the BBC.

Knott stated that she’s been playing video games for over 40 years and does it to keep her brain mentally active. And obviously, she’s onto something.

She stated, “I enjoy finding something new in the game – getting onto the next stage or the next event – and then the achievement of finishing it.” Just like the rest of us.

So go ahead and scratch the thought out of your head that video games are just for teenagers. And now, in a culture that seems to be attacking video games (and their violence), this is the sort of story we need to hear.

Needless to say, I want to be Knott when I grow up.

2 thoughts on “85-Year-Old Woman Admits to Being a Gamer

  • January 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Hubby is 75; I’m 69. We play WoW, Rift, Guild Wars, & Wizard101–sometimes with the grandkids. I also create & sell clothes & avatars in 2nd Life, and we enjoy sharpening skills with brain games in Lumosity. Creating videos & websites brings in a little money to pay for the games. This ain’t MY grandma’s “golden years,” but who knows? Maybe some day I’ll learn how to knit something.

    • January 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by my site and commenting. I plan on gaming well into my senior years, as well – for as long as I can.

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