Who said old people can't game?

Hamako Mori, or better known as the Gaming Grandma, is now officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest gaming YouTuber ever.  Mrs. Hamako was born on 18th February 1930 and is still strong and healthy at the age of 90. As of May 2020, her YouTube channel is sitting at over 1,93,000 subscribers and still growing.

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Mrs. Hamako keeps a collection of her gaming consoles and software

Mrs. Hamako may just look like any other ordinary grandmother, but appearance can be deceiving. She has been playing video games for over 39 years after she saw children playing them.

"It looked so much fun, and I thought it's not fair if only children played it," Mrs. Hamako said.

At first, she started playing games while no one was watching, on her very first console called "Cassette Vision". Mrs. Hamako also keeps all of her consoles and software that she has bought over time. They have so much sentimental value to her.

The Gaming Grandma's currently playing on her trusty PlayStation 4, and she's really into action games. She said that only until recently did she begin to play this genre because it was difficult. Now action games are spectacularly designed, featured by famous actors - which stole her heart immediately.

Mrs. Hamako especially loves Grand Theft Auto V for two reasons. One, it's like watching a movie to her, and two, no kids are allowed to play because it has age restrictions.

Mrs. Hamako loves playing GTA V
Mrs. Hamako loves playing GTA V

Mrs. Hamako started to upload to YouTube as a way to share her gaming experiences with others. "It's such a waste if I'm the only one enjoying it", she said.  She tries to post at least 3 to 4 videos a month and receives caring comments from nearly 2,00,00 subscribers.

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We guess gaming is also a part of a healthy routine

The fans' support acts as an incentive for Mrs. Hamako to post more videos that people can enjoy. Some even claim that watching her videos gave them hope, that they would be like her years from now. Being a gamer for 39 years and counting, the Gaming Grandma credits gaming for rejuvenating her spirits, and said that it was a great choice of her life!