View Full Version : How old ARe you thread

06-05-2001, 07:09 PM
Ok I know Im a posting Junkie. How old ARe you people? Im 29 :rolleyes:

Boba Rhett
06-05-2001, 07:28 PM
Just turned 17.

06-05-2001, 08:17 PM
I'm 18. Just about to leave school. :)

Uutont Fær Uulion
06-05-2001, 08:37 PM
turned 17 back in april

06-05-2001, 08:44 PM
ed, im 17, are you doing your A levels as well? which ones?


06-05-2001, 08:47 PM
Yeah, I'm doing A-levels right now. I'm doing English, History, French and AS-level Music. In fact, I'm just about to go and get some kip, coz I have an English exam first thing in the morning. :(

What A-levels are you taking, Wardz?

06-05-2001, 09:06 PM
19, 20 on the first of july.
bout to sit a bunch of annoying degree papers :(

06-05-2001, 09:35 PM

06-05-2001, 10:51 PM
17, almost 18...

Let the legal drinking abound! :D

06-05-2001, 10:54 PM
I am 18 in November... damn our drinking age being 19 !


06-05-2001, 11:08 PM
Well....I was 8 when Star Wars first came out =) I have had a thing for it ever sence. Now Im 32 with a wife and 5 kids heh. Gaming as a hobby keeps me at home, My kids now have the bug too. The kids are quite good at JK (when its the weekend), allthough I wont let them play online . Just to many fools.

06-05-2001, 11:09 PM
jeezuz you people can drink when your 18? I'm starting to regret USA's 21 :rolleyes:

Obi Kwan
06-06-2001, 01:30 AM
i am also 18; i didnt realize this forum was so young!

06-06-2001, 02:20 AM
Well, I guess I've got the edge on all of you, so far. I turn 34 at the end of June. ;)

06-06-2001, 02:23 AM
16, turn 17 in November.

06-06-2001, 02:40 AM
I'll be 17 on the last day of the year.

06-06-2001, 02:42 AM
I forgot.

06-06-2001, 04:24 AM
25, funny expected lots of old fella on this board, due to it being a starwars game, glad to know that starwars is still alive and kicking with the younger chaps

Solo :-)

06-06-2001, 04:35 AM
You people can't drink (legally) when you're 18?

Suffer... :p

06-06-2001, 04:48 AM
It's 21 in the U.S.

06-06-2001, 04:58 AM
hahahahaha suffer in ya jocks!

06-06-2001, 05:01 AM
Hehe, it's not like it matters. Alcohol isn't exactly a rare substance. =)

06-06-2001, 06:15 AM
I'm 17, 18 in september. Speaking of A-levels: maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and art. Although I'm dropping chemistry after AS levels.

More exams this week. Physics today... ugh.

Seryl Cann
06-06-2001, 09:33 AM
ehm... 1, 2, 3... man, I don't have enough hands... ah, well, better use my feet too... 17, 18, 19... phew just enough toes... ok, I figured it out... I'm 19 :D

06-06-2001, 10:05 AM
piffle! Maths B (advanced maths), Maths C (absurd maths!), physics, biology, music, performace music.

its a bit of a bother :)


06-06-2001, 10:33 AM
Subjects: Info Systems, Eng, Literature and Outdoor/Ed (don't ask).
Did Hist: Revolutions and R&S last year for a bit of a head-start. ;)

06-06-2001, 11:30 AM

Turn 22 on 07/23/2001.

I don't have any kids yet, which is suprising enough. I should be attending U of L or IU(IUS), this fall, if I'm fortunate. Eventually I hope to head to Full Sail and join in on their game designing program.

06-06-2001, 11:49 AM
It was a real surprise when some of you posted your ages. I thought you were older..

I myself is 18.

06-06-2001, 12:00 PM
Hell, that was a surprise! And I thought I was getting too old for games...I'm 24! :D

By the way, there is no legal age for someone to drink alcohol here in Greece, as long as you don't drink and drive...

[ June 06, 2001: Message edited by: Aragorn ]

06-06-2001, 04:11 PM
Geez, we've got a bunch of geezers here. ;)

06-06-2001, 04:14 PM
Hey, some of us arnt as old as u lot!

06-06-2001, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Letalis:
<STRONG>17, almost 18...

Let the legal drinking abound! :D</STRONG>

Yeah, but you'll find it's far less fun when you can do it legally. ;)

I was at school on the day of my 18th birthday, but I was down the pub within 10 minutes of school finishing, for my first legal pint. But it just wasn't the same :(

06-06-2001, 06:58 PM
yeh ed, im doing AS levels at the mo. Damn Labour!

English lit\lang
Business Studies

I have french 2morrow, so i take it you are doing it as well, good luck!

what did you do in english?


06-06-2001, 07:27 PM
OK here's some info on PC gamer demographics:

In 2000, of the most frequent Computer game players:

28% are less 18 years old
30% are between 18 and 35 years old
42% are over 35 years old.

So it looks like the geezers are the most common PC gamers. ;)

See the IDSA 2000-01 State of the Industry Report (http://www.idsa.com/releases/SOTI2001.pdf) (Adobe Acrobat Required).

06-06-2001, 08:10 PM
From this month's Computer Gaming World:

40--Percentage of computer gamers that are women
27--Percentage of console gamers that are women
15--Percentage chance that IDSA makes this stuff up
48--Percentage of Myst players that are women

10--Percentage of CGW who are women
50--Percentage of CGW editors who scream like girls
10--Percentage of CGW editors who throw like girls

Pretty interesting stuff, I must say.

[ June 06, 2001: Message edited by: OnlyOneCanoli ]

06-06-2001, 09:50 PM
Well, never thought of myself as an old geezer before...but I'll be joining that 42 per cent statistic next year. :D

Although I'm not worried at all by age, or age differences, I do think a lot about how things are going to change. After all, I'm twice the age of some of the people in this thread...so I got to thinking about what games are going to be like in another 17 years (assuming we don't have some major catastrophe with civilisation as we know it).

I really can't imagine what it will be like.

I mean, the first electronic game that I ever owned was a pint-sized version of Space Invaders (wonder what ever happened to that...hmmm...) I can't remember when exactly that was, either, but I know it was quite some time ago...well before the age of consoles, anyway...

The first game I remember playing on a PC (which I believe was an 8086), was Sopwith. Basic CGA graphics (I think there were 4 colours, but I can't be sure). It ran smooth off a 5.25 inch floppy disk (formatted for 360k of course!) The size of the prog was probably under 10k. I seem to recall it ran at something like 4Mhz. When we upgraded the comp to a 80286, Sopwith became unplayable - because it ran too damned fast. That was around 1987-88 (I think).

I remember being introduced to Eye Of The Beholder II around 1991, and compared to what I had been playing, it blew me away with it's graphics, interface, and story.

Now look where we are. Waiting for JKII, with in-game graphics that put yesteryear's CGI pre-rendered animations to shame.

With the way technology is moving at the moment, in 17 years I can imagine the PC as a gaming platform disappearing, to be replaced with a go-anywhere device that looks like some cool wraparound spectacles, giving you a full 180 degrees of virtual gaming mayhem, which allows you to vid-conf with multiple people on different parts of the planet simultaneously, and which you can turn off to become a pair of neat sunglasses.

It's certainly becoming a possibility, with cheap, ultra-high density storage, ultra-long life batteries, super-fast low voltage CPUs etc all in the pipeline for the near future, let alone nearly two decades hence.

What do you people think you'll be playing on, with, when you get to my age? Just curious... ;)

Darth Simpson
06-06-2001, 10:13 PM
17, and gonna be 18 in December. :D

06-06-2001, 10:43 PM
Sorry for not posting my age sooner. You can blame the school system! (Exams).

I turned 17 in April. The first thing I announced at school on my Bday was exactly as fallows:

Okay, so what I said is not completly true. Up here in CANADA our wonderful "too strong for Americans" beer is only legal (in Ontario) at age of 19. http://www.jediknightii.net/forum/icons/icon13.gif However, since I do live incredibly close to the province of Québec I don't complain. http://www.jediknightii.net/forum/icons/icon14.gif

God bless Québec for the corner stores that sell beer for allmost nothing without bothering checking your ID! http://www.jediknightii.net/forum/icons/icon7.gif . *sniff* It just brings a tear to my eye.

[ June 06, 2001: Message edited by: TheJackal ]

06-06-2001, 10:51 PM
Hey StormHammer, can you say cyberpunk?!!!
When I remember my days with Amstrad and then think that with my new job I'm planing on buying a Sony LCD projector for my PC I get dizzy...!
I cannot even imagine what I'll be playing in 17 years from now and that's not because I don't have enough imagination...
All I can think of is that massive multiplayer games will dominate the gaming world with reallife quality graphics and incredibly realistic gameworlds. As for the way these games will be playable..., I don't know but my guess is that it won't be with keyboards or even Vagabonds craziest dream of game controllers...
And although many people are affraid of this evolution of technology that is called Virtual Reality and have good reasons to do so, I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT!!! :eek:

06-06-2001, 11:52 PM
Ill be 17 in a few days

06-07-2001, 12:05 AM
I'm 15. Last month. :D

06-07-2001, 12:11 AM
I like StormHammer's Sunglasses idea now that i've finally reviewed the post.

06-07-2001, 05:05 AM
Don't be having a go at Labour...

06-07-2001, 06:07 AM
So far only a few around my age Where are the old Skoolers?

06-07-2001, 06:45 AM
yay birthday tomorrow....

06-07-2001, 06:47 AM
15 in July.

06-07-2001, 04:32 PM
Im 16 in JULY! RAVE :D

06-07-2001, 05:52 PM
Well, the geezer stat isn't too far down the road for me, either, StormHammer. :( I had to at least have some age category older than mine to classify as geezer.) I'll probably still be playing on my P3 800 when I reach your age ;)

In 17 years, assuming Moore's law holds ( simplifying it to be a doubling in clock speed every 12 months), and starting with a P3 800 MHZ PC today, I'll be playing on a 104,857,600 MHZ PC. Not too shabby!

[ June 07, 2001: Message edited by: Wilhuf ]

06-07-2001, 05:56 PM
Wouldnt be Mhz thought would it!

06-07-2001, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by wardz:
<STRONG>yeh ed, im doing AS levels at the mo. Damn Labour!

English lit\lang
Business Studies

I have french 2morrow, so i take it you are doing it as well, good luck!

what did you do in english?


Yeah, I had A French Literature exam this morning (2 1/2 hours) followed by a Russian History exam in the afternoon (3 hours). Pretty tough day. Anyway, I'm going to put my feet up tonight and watch the election coverage, in the happy knowledge that my school career is entering its last week. :D

06-07-2001, 06:05 PM
Why does the thread say......How old are you...why not how young are you..LOL :)

06-07-2001, 06:06 PM
I'm 14 : ] :D

06-07-2001, 06:09 PM
Exactly.....thats why it should say how young are you!!!!! :)

Boba Jim
06-07-2001, 06:19 PM
Well 32 doesn't put me in the biggest percentile but it seems to be on the upper end of this group. The first computer game I remember playing at home was something called ScarfMan (a pac man ripoff) for the Tandy Model I computer back in '79. It had a whopping 4K of memory and a one piece keyboard/B&W monitor assembly. (retail $2,000) It took a good long while to load the program from the cassette tape everytime you wanted to play. (Usually it would glitch and you'd have to start over again.) Then there was the eventual memory upgrade to an enormous 8K then 16k. As I recall those cost about $160 a pop and you had to replace 8 ICs each time without wrecking the pins or circuit board.

Of course before that I had the old Sylvania and Searsucker Super Pong games. The super version was really cool 'cause you could play in TWO colors.

I don't think it's fair for some of you folks here to complain about graphics quality unless you suffered through the dark ages of video gaming.

Back in my day, young'uns, we only had a single colored rectangle & a square blip to hit and we were happy to have it. :D

But then again I come from a long time ago....in a galaxy far far away. :p

06-07-2001, 06:21 PM

06-07-2001, 06:22 PM
Im sure i'll look back and think the same! ONE DAY. Not long probably looking at the advancments!

06-07-2001, 06:26 PM
GonkDroid back when we were kids we had 2k memory for the entire game and operating system and, dag nab it, it we loved it.

Boba Jim
06-07-2001, 06:43 PM
Come to think of it you're right. That 4K of memory was after an upgrade. If I remeber correctly those first home pc's shipped with less than 1K. When you upgraded you got this neat little square metallic bubble sticker thing that you could put on the case after you pried the old one off.

Boy it seemed like 2K was a lot of memory back then didn't it? That's when programming was easy 'cause everybody used the basic OS built into the chips. Many a night I spent typing in a program that was printed in the monthly computer mag. I remember the thrill I got when I first created a program to move a symbol around the screen using the arrow keys. That's when the control freak instinct was born.

That first color computer was cool too 'cause then you could make things in 8 colors. Wow. :eek: Of course those color computers were real memory hogs needing 16 and 64k.

06-07-2001, 07:14 PM
Ah those were the days. :)

I was reminiscing about the good old Atari 2600 console, circa 1977. That dot there on the TV? That's a tank. That dot over there? That's an artillery round. That dot there? That's a bomber.

None of this lightmapped, mipmapped, bumpmapped, heightmapped, multipass, multitextured, patch-mesh, inverse kinetic animated 10,000 polygon model, dynamic deformable terrain, dolby 5.1 surround-sounding, 1280x1600 32BPP @ 100 FPS, 100 MBps internet-enabled, 64-player-supporting, voice-activated stuff.

Funny to think the Atari 2600 had as much computing power as the LEM computers used in the Apollo Moonshot missions less than 10 years earlier.

[ June 07, 2001: Message edited by: Wilhuf ]

06-07-2001, 11:05 PM
35, joust & missle command ruled on the 2600.

06-07-2001, 11:15 PM


There you go, I said it. Do I get a cookie? :D

Wilhuf... :eek:

If 1000 Mhz is 1 Ghz, then I assume 1000Ghz is 1 Terahertz (Thz).

Yeah, I wouldn't mind having a 104Thz processor in my wristwatch-size PC in the future...as long as it doesn't cook me alive! :D

06-07-2001, 11:19 PM
We'll have to be sure to get dual 104Thz processors, for extra stability of course, for Windows 2018. :cool:

06-07-2001, 11:21 PM

06-07-2001, 11:30 PM
Just call me gramps........... will turn 46 on July 29th!

06-07-2001, 11:37 PM
17,sk8er ,surfer,and future mob boss.

06-08-2001, 03:28 AM
HOLY! Most of you are less than HALF my age!!(39)good to see star wars is alive and well among the future.

06-08-2001, 06:08 PM
Yup, here you go Stormhammer, you can have two more cookies if you say it again! :D