1. Ryan Strom on February 1, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Dude, it’s a family hobby in my household. My dad and uncles are pushing 70 and, it’s mostly golf games now, or turned based rpgs, but then passion never dies.

  2. profezzorBALTAZAR on February 1, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    I’m 40 now and love you and your stories. My life has been pretty much the same as your. But I was thinking about my 17 year old son when you said that you can do whatever you want and have fun, because he just play on his pc and doesn’t want to do anything else with his life. So that’s a pickle. When you said that I was thinking yea, maybe that’s right for him at the moment and just let him find out on his own. I don’t know. Anyways, thanks for a great video:)

  3. John Ten on February 1, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    I am 1974 too (46 today), thanks for the great clips of old games… I bought PS4 Slim $299 about 3 weeks ago. I then purchased MK11 and trying to master Kitana because of my fondness of that character since 1994 MK2 arcade console days. Back in 1983, our school at Spring Branch district were affluent, they had a Apple IIC… yes, seriously in 1983! And my friend who dad is somebody with a big house, had a 1984 IBM PC at home!!…. we had Atari, Commadore 64,… for me personally, I bought a TI99/4A from a garage sale for $19. I program the shit out of it. It was fun. Data were recorded on F cassette tapes using audio soundwaves! LOL. Transformers were my favorite 3pm cartoon. You gotta mentioned the Saturday Matinee Kung Fu movies… I know a LOT people regardless of your race (black, asian, white, everyone) watch it…. LOL

  4. NextNate03 on February 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Hard to believe it has been 6 years since you made this video. It popped up in my recommendations all these years later after I watched it the 1st time.

    Happy late 46th Birthday!

  5. kjchicago1 on February 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Me? I’m 59 and I still play video games from time to time(Born in 1961)

  6. Legend HCS on February 1, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    You’re getting closer and closer to 50 now bro. But awesome to see mature adults showing video games aren’t something meant specifically for kids. Im 26 with 2 kids and trying my heart out to go pro

  7. Alex Sanchez on February 1, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    40 yr olds are not the same as they use to be ,its a Different world now

  8. puregsr on February 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I’m forty years old and I just got a PS3. I also just played Chrono Trigger for the first time.

  9. smartbart80 on February 1, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    lol you sound like East Side Dave

  10. Rodrigo Rocha on February 1, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    April 04 – 2020
    Middle of COVID19 – Quarantine.
    34 years old and still playing.

    I can’t agree more with you.
    Keep up the good work dude!

  11. K Rans on February 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    6 years old and I still go back to this video. I’m 41 now and when I turned 40 I watched this video to try and get my head around turning 40. I loved your message at the end of the video and it really inspired me, and to accept my age and be happy. Now I don’t look at my age as feeling old. I look at all the amazing decades I’m been privileged to live through

  12. Wolfegang01 on February 1, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Johnny you the man! Love the way you are able to carry yourself. Keep the videos comin!

  13. Punch Rockgroin on February 1, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Man, I love this guy.

  14. MitchG on February 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    I can’t believe this was 6 years ago. You look so young for 40 here.

  15. Zee Roberts on February 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Yeah I beat you I’m 54 my first gaming system was the Atari 2600

  16. hatgamer on February 1, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Still gaming 46 old

  17. Patrion Goode on February 1, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    But happy birthday

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  19. L MJ on February 1, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    I am 40 years old working mom, and just started playing mobile games such as minecraft, call of duty, PUBG, Free Fire, PC Sims and few more random mobile games 😅.. its kinda fun activities to release my stress from work …

  20. LUCAS NEIRA 7867 2019 on February 1, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Age is just a stupid judgement that you shouldn’t be here
    I prefer not to talk about my age because is my life I do what I do and THATS FINAL
    also I’m 20 but I look like I’m a 17 year old with a beard
    Plus even young or old a least I don’t feel pain unlike other people.

    Although when I get my college degree I would probably become a game designer as well

  21. Willey singleton on February 1, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    9:21 best advice on youtube. Honestly this videos a few years old.
    But I’ll be very soon. And this advice is sound advice.

  22. Sorey on February 1, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    I also had the experience where almost everyone around me looked down on video games throughout my school years (including college) and beyond. I never had a lot of friends who liked games, but my two closest childhood friends were big JRPG fans like myself (in fact they got me into the genre), but they both eventually caved to pressure and stopped playing. I completely agree with the message and love the video.

  23. agentm83 on February 1, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    36 and still gaming, though not as much as I used to.

  24. Realmjumper on February 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Classic vid.

  25. You need a Tic Tac on February 1, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Damn, I had to go back and watch this video. I just turned 48 on the 16th. Which means you’re 47 now! 🥴

  26. Olli in the Kitchen on February 1, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Hold up. That was six years ago… what the fuck? I thought you were 35 or something like that. How the hell did you age so gracefully?!

  27. RETRORIDER on February 1, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    I just turned 40(1980) and I still look 20 years old! I love this hobby aside from motorcycles! I will never change!

  28. Adam Stuller on February 1, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Hell of a video, thanks Johnny

  29. ACGames on February 1, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    I just turned 32 and my wife helped me buy all the stuff I needed for my first legit gaming pc! I agree with you about time flying. I still remember playing my Nintendo and Super Nintendo with my cousin. It feels like that was just a couple years ago and it’s well over 20 years ago. Crazy. Now I get to play games with my kids

  30. Kostas Kostas on February 1, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I stopped gaming when I was 23. thank god

  31. NattoSumi on February 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    HCG you rock man

  32. EQOAnostalgia on February 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    When i found out 82 was such a great year for entertainment i was pleased. 😀

  33. TedAnt A on February 1, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Amen brother!

  34. Fox Mulder on February 1, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Johnny, you’re English???

  35. Victor Cruz on February 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Awesome message.

  36. Diego on February 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    I know this video is old, but, I am close to my 30s, 28 years old, and I am experiencing an internal conflict, because everyone around me does adult things and I feel that I am the same since I was 15 years old. I love video games, anime, that kind of thing, but I feel guilty for liking it. I cried watching this video, thanks, this video certainly helped me in a way.

  37. psx2514 on February 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    I’m almost 40, and I’ve found that video games are more difficult for me to play than when I was younger because my reflexes have slowed down.

  38. Lohst on February 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    I thought I was a old at 20.. I’m almost 26… umm.. I’ll be 40 soon & my parents dead.. I’m scared of life now. It moves so quickly. I suffer from depression, I’m still overweight, live with my dad, work a wage slave security job making 14$ an hour… I’ll blink & be 40.. fuck.. is this all life is? I enjoy photography & videogames.. But i hardly do shit now. Just depressed beyond belief & to think I’ll be working all my life is just as depressing.

  39. BulldozerBilly on February 1, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    We are very similar, and I think alot of gamers can relate. My nostalgia and memories, I remember specific years that things happened for me as a gamer and I’ll cherish those memories forever.
    Funny, I too gave up toys and actions figures because I didn’t want to be embarrassed BUT video games filled that void and I’ll always be proud of my gaming experiences!

  40. marlon green on February 1, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Know this was 6 years ago but hope when I turn 40. Can still look like late 20s. I’m 23 now

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  42. Ryan Monahan on February 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I’m 48 and still love video games it brings me joy so why not. Probably will my whole lifetime. 🙂

  43. Sam man on February 1, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    The first HCG video i watched, thank you john you have gave me many hours of entertainment and i am thankful.

  44. Yoen Tech on February 1, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    50 year old gamer video, soon

  45. psx2514 on February 1, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    You look so different now with the beard and the glasses

  46. Patrion Goode on February 1, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    My dad is 43

  47. Bruno Canongia on February 1, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I’m at level 37 and counting, my favorite game ever is Phantasy Star.
    Happy Birthday from Brazil, love your channel.

  48. Hermanto Tovvhbjb on February 1, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I’m 35 and still gaming. Gaming is not about age. It’s about fun and joy. No matter how old are you that doesn’t make you stop gaming. You can look the oldest gamer grandma. She is 90 years old. Chill dude.

  49. David Animal Anzacs McCorkindale on February 1, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Fuck I thought you looked like 48 or 50ish dude, WTF look good for your age ? get your hand off it dude. 🙂 I’m a 60 yr old gamer dude born 1960 BITCH hahahaha

  50. elchippe on February 1, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    PC gaming in the 2000s hook me.