Do you remember playing Pong?
Do you remember going to the arcade with a pocket full of quarters?
Does the mention of the Atari 2600 bring up fond memories?
Do you inwardly groan when someone calls PS1 or Xbox: "old school"?
If any of these questions resonate with you then this site is for you. Gamers Over Forty, (or just GO40 for short), is a community for those of us who were there at the dawn of console gaming but now play console games online today. We've watched the world of video games evolve and expand from playing on the living room rug with a wired paddle controller to coordinating movements in a shooter with a friend thousands of miles away. Online gaming has become an incredible virtual environment to meet up and have some fun. It's a place where anyone of any age can play, compete, and interact at any time of day. Unfortunately, it also creates a generational mash-up with it's own set of problems from the youngest ones who just learned how to swear to immature ones who don't know how to interact with others properly (I'm being generous here). If you've found yourself tuning these people out by muting your mike and chat volume or worse yet, avoiding multiplayer games altogether then you're ready for GO40.
We feel the same as you. GO40 is a group of console gamers around the age of 40 or more, (but we also accept those thirtysomethings with old souls). We've gathered together to form a core group of peers who can relate to each other. Whether you're looking to find new friends for some co-op play, join a competitive clan, or just catch up over games and socialize, GO40 is the place for you. It's not Game Over...It's Gamers Over 40.
Signing up is free and easy. Just click on the "register" button in the right column.
Microsoft steps it up in the gaming arena with the announcement of a new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. For use with the Xbox One and PC, the controller comes packed with features normally found on the popular Scuff Controllers. Reprogrammable buttons, integrated paddle buttons on the underside of the controller, replaceable thumbsticks, replaceable d-pad. Users … Continue reading Xbox Elite Wireless Controller →
It’s coming… Treyarch and Activision have been stealthily preparing for the official announcement of the next installment of the Black Ops series of Call of Duty. After quietly releasing an update recently to Black Ops II, Treyarch snuck in some curious snapchat codes sprinkled in around levels. These codes allowed users to go to and … Continue reading Black Ops III is coming… →
The Force is strong… this Fall. EA has been keeping the development of Battlefront a tight secret for some time. The re-boot of the series was taken on by DICE, the makers of Battlefield and has been an eagerly anticipated release. Based on those credentials alone we have the potential for a top-notch military shooter … Continue reading Battlefront Trailer Released →
Jump Jets, Juggernauts, Drones and a Megalomaniac – Call of Duty does it again!!! It’s November, which means time for the latest release in the Call of Duty franchise. Release day has become an annual event for me. I take a day of vacation, pick up my game at midnight, and then spend the next … Continue reading Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Review →
Blast from the past…and more Ever feel like a movie was made just for you? I recently watched Video Games: The Movie and found it a blast. From their website, Video Games: The Movie describes itself as: “Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek … Continue reading Video Games: The Movie →
This November brings the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise; Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We’ve seen the evolution of combat in our Call of Duty games from the Beaches of Normandy in WWII through Modern Warfare’s Nuclear threat, to the near future with Black Ops II and Ghosts. The upcoming game as … Continue reading Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Developmental or Divergent? →
When it comes to epic games it’s hard to dispute that Halo is the one that defined console gaming. While many Halo games have been produced, (and Halo 5 is right around the corner), the story lines surrounding Spartan John-117, (yeah, that’s our Master Chief), have been some of the most compelling and riveting of … Continue reading Halo: Master Chief Edition →
A WW2 shooter that rewards the stealthy and resourceful.
Alas, the Destiny Beta window has opened and closed… all too soon. For those of you who were able to get some game time in you know there’s a lot to look forward to this September. Destiny is one of those games though that has a lot of hype around it and the challenge, as … Continue reading Destiny Beta Impressions →