Age range of todays retrogamers

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How old are you retrogamer?

0-9 Years
1
3%
10-19 Years
2
7%
20-29 Years
27
90%
 
Total votes: 30

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Age range of todays retrogamers

Post by Doddsy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:27 pm

I've been reading the profiles of the retrobates at the Retrogamer website and was suprised at the age ranges of retro gamers these days. I've introduced this poll to see which age range is currently retrogaming the most.

If anyone complains that I haven't put in an option for the 40+ ages then I'll take the blame for that, I did put it in but clicked submit instead of add. Ooops. :oops:

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Post by rossi46 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:43 pm

All these polls. I sometimes wonder what happens to the information. If it's not the new spam, then there's a massive hole in the market for any potential info-gatherer. People just can't help clicking on the choices.
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Post by Dunjohn » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:26 pm

Actually, I rarely reply to polls. Can't be arsed, most of the time, since they tend to be devoid of actual discussion. However, I'm middlin' interested to see what this one churns up. For the record, I got into gaming towards the end of the NES era so I'm probably a relative newbie.
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Post by Fred83 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:37 pm

20s.
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Post by Doddsy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:16 pm

Dunjohn wrote:Actually, I rarely reply to polls. Can't be arsed, most of the time, since they tend to be devoid of actual discussion.
Me too, not really into polls but started this one to see if Retrogaming is indeed getting fashionable and to some extent playable with the under 29's.
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Post by woody.cool » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:20 pm

I'm 26, but basically, retro gaming has never been a fashion thing. It's just that I've never progressed on to playing modern games much, I liked my Commodore 16, Amiga 500+ and Amstrad CPC too much.

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Post by retrogarden » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:09 pm

I'm 24 years young, again, I'm the same as woody.cool. Never got into modern games.
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Post by sscott » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:17 pm

I'm 34. Seems to be me I'm about at the youngest end of the first generation of gamers (2600 onwards in this country). You haven't said why it is important that you need to know this? Many of my school friends are also (obviously) 34 and shared the same school/gaming experiences I did, why do I still like old computers/consoles when they have 'moved on'? - no idea but I'm clearly in the minority (as we all are). A s said many, many times before, most of the forum members love GAMES, therefore if you have discovered older consoles aged 25 or whatever - well done! We're as happy to talk about the 8-bits as much as 360/PS3/Wii.

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Post by Von Paulus » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:19 pm

Plus 40.

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Post by Spooky » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:34 pm

I'm 24, but I did begin my gaming career with an Atari VCS 2600... at 4 though!
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Post by ShadowMan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:48 am

I'm 24, started with a Spectrum but even after getting more powerful machines I still kept buying/playing the older ones which kept me interested in gaming both past and present.
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Post by craigritchie » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:20 am

29 on Sunday. :)

Most of my retro-gaming is early 80's to early 90's...
Arcade, ZX Spectrum, PC, NES, SNES, Megadrive... ahh, good times.

EDIT: And I had an Acorn Electron for almost 10 years, don't know how I forgot that.
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Post by pottyboy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:36 am

I'm 22 :) Have many fond childhood memories of playing on my dad's C128, as well as the Amiga, Megadrive, SNES etc.
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Post by Smurph » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:58 am

I love that this poll has a 0-9 years old option, but nothing over 40. Durr.
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Post by Milo » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:55 am

I must be the youngest so far!

[edit] 19 yrs old by the way.
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