Dudes who play video games in their thirties and beyond? What's up with that?! That's the question posed to the leathery co-hosts of the fourth hour of Today, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, who explain that, well, that's just weird!

Gifford, Kotb and advertising exec/dude advice giver Donny Deutsch—author of The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True, From the Aha Moment to Your First Million—dispensed the following advice to someone concerned whether it's "okay for men to play video games in their thirties and over."

"No, that's weird," Gifford says, adding "Xbox."

"No. The answer's no," contributes Deutsch, "When you're in your thirties, there should be something more on your mind, your attention, than video games."


Gifford and Deutsch apparently agree that it's perfectly fine to play them with your kids, with Kotb clarifying that "those weird ones in the basement," that's a no-no. The Entertainment Software Association reports that the average game player is 37 years old, the average age of the most frequent game purchaser is 41 years old, and that 29 percent of Americans over the age of 50 play video games.

So, there you go, adults past your twenties. You're a cellar-dwelling weirdo. Now you know.


Normal for men to play video games … in their 40s? [NBC via GameSetWatch]