The 79-Year-Old Japanese Man Who Plays Dark Souls II

The 79-Year-Old Japanese Man Who Plays Dark Souls II

When I'm 79, I sure hope I'm this cool.

Osaka television program Yo~i Don! recently introduced a 79 year-old barber named Kiyoshi Kasan who enjoys Dark Souls II.

Out of all the games to play, I could probably rattle off a few that were easier.

The top image, uploaded by Twitter user touketu16, shows Mr. Kasan playing Dark Souls II at home.

While on the program, he talked a bit about the game.

The 79-Year-Old Japanese Man Who Plays Dark Souls II

[Photo: touketu16]

"But even defeating one enemy can take about an hour."

I cannot imagine seeing "You Died" over and over again when I am 79 years old.

The 79-Year-Old Japanese Man Who Plays Dark Souls II

[Photo: touketu16]

"From far away, you smack the enemy with an arrow, and then whoosh, you run away."

The 79-Year-Old Japanese Man Who Plays Dark Souls II

[Photo: touketu16]

"I've never seen and elderly person play the PlayStation," the show's co-host admitted.

The 79-Year-Old Japanese Man Who Plays Dark Souls II

[Photo: jagariko2626]

He's not only into Dark Souls II. He also says, "Resident Evil is a masterpiece."

As pointed out on 2ch, this is somewhat reminiscent of a recent tweet in which Japanese Twitter user Ymvus's grandfather says he plays the Mystery Dungeon game Torneko: The Last Hope on the PlayStation every single day so he does not go senile.

The 79-Year-Old Japanese Man Who Plays Dark Souls II

[Photo: Ymvus]

This is amazing because people in their seventies and eighties did not have PlayStations as kids. Our generations did, so expect this sort of thing to become much more normal. Oh, in about fifty years.



Comments

    This is reasonably normal among 50 year olds, so expect it to be the norm in twenty years. I am 53 and have been playing video games since forever. I am a pc gamer (and enjoy upgrading or putting a new build together every 2 years), though most of my friends who are my age are in the main console gamers, gamers nontheless. I hope at 79 I am doing it hard to some game or other like Mr Kasan.

    Yeah I reckon the tail end of the baby boomers would've spent some time in the arcades. Gen X (my generation) would be big gamers (but a lot of lapsed gamers) and then Gen Y which is a huge gaming population. Any nursing home without a full range of consoles in the rec room will probably go out of business in the years ahead!

    Rad story. Hope I am still holding a controller at 79. Shit. I just hope I make it to 79.

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