Nowadays, millions of people are playing video games, with a multi-billion dollar industry having a wide range of genres to satisfy all needs. The appeal of video games is higher than ever, with realistic designs, innovative technologies, and even business and career possibilities readily available in the field. And while the majority of gamers are people under the age of 40, the older generation is not shying away from games.


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On August 19, Marc Straight tweeted about his dad trying out new video games and it quickly gained attention, due to the father’s commentary on specific games. Marc is a music composer and sound effect designer for the game and haunted attraction industries, so introducing his father to video games is a way of getting his parents familiar with his career. “He always knew about gaming though he stopped playing around the Sega CD period,” Straight told Bored Panda. “He’s still finding out what games he likes which is normal. He has a lot of opinions on the games I play so that’s coming over to what he plays as well” Marc added. After posting the tweets, people quickly followed up with their own opinions and suggestions. “I definitely want to but my family are private private people. I don’t want to push [them] into something that can be overwhelming” Straight addressed people’s suggestions for his father to start streaming. Scroll down below to read the full story.

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Marc Straight recently shared his dad’s experience with video games in a Twitter thread

“He always knew about gaming though he stopped playing around the Sega CD period,” Straight told Bored Panda

People shared their opinions and encouraged Marc’s dad to start streaming