Yeah, because the 60 year old demographic has SO much pull with game developers.
I think the biggest downfall to gaming right now is because of targeting demographics. Think about that one for a sec.
Read: I think the biggest reason why I don't find games appealing is because the industry is targeting a larger, more profitable, group of people.
The industry has grown by nearly 35% (that's 20+ billion dollars) in the past 5 years... and is expected to only grow further into 2012... I'm not seeing your perceived downfall here.
So, he's 66 and playing an online game....big friggin deal.
I'm 65, and some of the guys that I fly online with in IL2 are in their 70's and 80's. I also do a lot of 'shooters' offline. I tried a few online, but got tired of all the whiney kids
I don't know why some of you think that us "Seasoned Citizens" don't like the same things that you do, OR that we don't know anything about technology.
Hell, I was programming on IBM mainframes in assembly language well before some of you guys were BORN.