If you have not been reading Old Grandma Hardcore, you should correct that grievous error immediately. I started reading this blog, written by her grandson Timothy, round about July or so. One does not hear much about older gamers, so her blog is always an entertaining and refreshing read. Grandma is very passionate about video games, and it’s awesome that she hasn’t ‘outgrown’ them. My parents sometimes ask me when I’m going to give up playing video games and watching cartoons (anime). They have the classic mindset that those hobbies are for children and adolescents, and yet the statistics clearly contradict this view.
Grandma’s popularity on the interweb grew as word spread rapidly about her passion for gaming. She doesn’t hold back on the expletives, just like a lot of gamers. In short, she keeps it real and speaks her mind. The gaming media and blogs were quick to find out about this uniquie lady after her readers kept talking about her and linking to her. Eventually, the mainstream media caught on. She has done interviews for major news outlets.
Most recently, she has realised her dream of becoming a video game reviewer. MTV. Fuck yes. I am so happy for her, because this means that MTV is a lot less shite than before. I don’t have cable, but I do remember when MTV used to be good. I’m not quite sure where video games fit in to the whole “Music Television” thing, however that does not matter, because Old Grandma Hardcore is a games reviewer now. Old Grandma Hardcore is going to have a much bigger audience, and this is a good thing. Not only that, she’ll get free games to play, which is also awesome. And and and, she (I know she will) will realise her other dream of going to the mecca of the video game world, E3.
Congratulations, Grandma. You rock.