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84-Year-Old Gleefully Plays First-Person Shooters

| 31 Jan 2013 17:07

An octogenarian newcomer to videogames experiences the thrill of victory in Black Ops 2 and Halo 4.

Anyone who has made an attempt to get his or her older relatives to play videogames knows that it can be difficult. Those who didn't grow up with games can have trouble figuring out how to use a controller, might struggle with a game's learning curve, or may become frustrated by the repeated failure that comes with learning to do something new. The 84-year-old in this video, however, has no such apprehensions.

According to the description on the video's Youtube page, the octogenarian's grandchildren invited him to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 with them, but "we never thought he'd react like this!" With some guidance from his grandchildren, he quickly grasps how to use a controller to move and shoot, and doesn't even seem to mind how often he gets killed in the learning process.

What's great about this is how much fun the grandfather is having in this video, whether it's because he's enjoying spending time with his grandkids or he's on his way to becoming a die-hard first-person shooter fanatic. Games are supposed to be fun, and can be a great way to bring people together, and sometimes it's nice to be reminded of that. The Youtube account "GrandpaPlaysGames" seems to have been created specifically to post this, but maybe we'll get to see more of the grandfather's gaming adventures in the future.

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