Friday, October 07, 2005

Geezer Gamers

If you are like me, having  grown up in the “Nintendo” age, chances are you still play video games. Console gaming has come a long way, and one of the biggest changes for console gaming has been Xbox Live. However, if you have ever been on Xbox Live, then you know the thing that ruins the gaming experience is not anything technology related, but rather the people. For me personally, foul mouthed, obnoxious kids ruin the experience for me with behavior ranging from just plain annoying screaming to vulgarity and threats. These really detract from my gaming enjoyment. Luckily, there is a safe haven for us “older kids” out there: (

Geezer Gamers is a gaming community for adults only. It consists of normal, everyday people who are looking to escape such annoyances as matchmaking in online game play. Calling this is a “community” is somewhat of an understatement; it is actually more like a close-knit family. To illustrate, one individual on the site had been through a rough divorce and had begrudgingly decided to cancel service. But the community came together and pooled the money needed to keep this person online.

The community has diversity in age range, gender, and occupation. Geezer Gamers is organized into “clans”. Each clan fits a specific targeted audience, such as individual who live in the Northeast United States, Texas, Fire Fighters and Police Officers, technology workers, Women Only, and so many others. There are clans that are very competitive and organize tournaments, and there are clans that just get together for small talk and to play to have fun. Most clans in the Geezer Gamer community intermingle, so they do not keep themselves completely isolated from one another. During the day, most of them post on the Geezer Gamers message boards to organize tournaments and create custom game rules. At night they get together to play games and have fun.

Geezer Gamers really changed my online gaming experience, and I am sure that most of the GG family would attest to the same thing. I cannot fully express how thankful I am to  have found these folks. If you are an older person who is annoyed, disgusted, or just plain burned out with trying to play online games, I would recommend giving Geezer Gamers a visit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you found us and glad the community is working for you. When we founded it it was just a bunch of guys who liked playing with one another. It's really taken on a life of its own over the last year.