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Elders React to The Last of Us and Realize That Gaming Can Be Emotionally Affecting

Oh wait...I'm supposed to move now?


Watching Elders React: Gaming on YouTube’s React Channel makes me realize that I totally game like an older person. What button do I press? Oh wait, am I supposed to move now? Oh my goodness! It feels so real! This is what happens when, as a child of the 80s, your parents call TV “The Idiot Box” rather than buy you a gaming console.

Be that as it may, this reaction video to the beginning of The Last of Us is pretty awesome. I’m currently playing The Last of Us for the first time, and I feel really lucky that I’m getting more into gaming at a time when video games are, for all intents and purposes, playable movies. It’s cool to watch these older people realize that video games can be just as emotionally affecting and enthralling as any other form of storytelling. We’ve come a long way since Pac-Man. And while I feel a bit cheated of a gaming childhood, I’m thrilled that even at my age – or older, as we see in this video – I can find games that I love.

(via Game Informer)

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