Along with eSports, streaming is one of those things enabled by the internet that makes modern gaming so unique and different from anything we could have imagined in the past. Of course, it also helps that people can make a lot of money doing both.
Yet you don’t have to be Ninja to get media attention and, like this story proves, you don’t even have to be young to be famous in the world of video game streaming. The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us exploring new hobbies, and tons of new gamers are coming into the fold thanks to the lockdown measures in place around the world.
And if you’ve ever wondered if streaming was for you, well, one Japanese grandmother’s Guinness World Record for it might inspire you. Hamako Mori, who has gamed for 39 years according to HypeBeast, has amassed quite a following and enjoys the spotlight her age has garnered her in the gaming community.
According to the interview, her favorite console is the Nintendo 64 though she enjoys games from all eras. She’s also quite good at them.
“I felt that if I started to play games, life would be really interesting and I wouldn’t have to think about unnecessary things. I’m glad to have lived till this age and I’m glad that I’ve learned how to play video games. I’m enjoying life,” Hamako said of her experience.
As we have reported here, video games are experiencing some of their most robust sales ever due to the novel coronavirus and the ensuing lockdown. The success of Animal Crossing, for example, has taken many people by surprise and its seemingly universal appeal has catapulted it into the broader media consciousness. With games breaking sales records and 90-year-olds streaming games, it’s becoming easy to see how wide a reach the industry truly has.
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Source – Hypebeast
Header image via Guinness World Records