Living Life to the Fullest

Ramblings of a diverse female

Gaming January 7, 2010

Filed under: About Me & Gaming — diversewoman @ 16:09
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I’ve been playing video games since the late 70’s. I think it was 1978 when my Dad got us the Atari 2600 for Christmas and the first game I played was Pong. I still play video games and will until I physically can’t anymore.

I’m a casual gamer. I like just a handful of games. I don’t go out and buy new games because I refuse to spend that much money on a game when I know if I wait awhile it will be on sale or I can get it used at GameStop.

I’ve had my PS3 for a year now. When I bought Grand Theft Auto IV, it was the first time that I’ve ever played online. I started perusing the Playstation forums because I kept hearing about clans and I wanted to know what exactly that meant. After a few days, I came across a thread about gamers over 30. That certainly caught my attention since I’m over 30. Not only were the posters over 30, but there were a couple females too! They provided a URL so I went to it and checked it out. Wow, these people play a lot of different games and on different platforms. They even played my favorite games! So of course, I joined. What the heck, right? I posted a short introduction and got flooded with welcomes. Everyone was so friendly.

So what is this over 30 gaming club you ask? It’s called the Beautiful People’s Club, or BPC for short. No, you don’t have to be beautiful to join. We’re not competitive. We help each other out and watch each others backs. We play to have fun. It makes a difference to play with a group of people you have come to know, even if only through words in a forum and playing in game together, than playing with random strangers.

If you are over 30, or even if you’re not but want to play with a group of good people and have fun, check out the webiste at You’ll find that we talk about all kinds of topics other than gaming. It’s a great community. And if you are a female gamer, there are a few of us in the BPC, but it would be great to have more. I can promise you, you will never be harassed in our club.

So with that, my fellow gamers, I bid farewell for now. And who knows, maybe I’ll see you in game!