You instill the faith in me to be an adult gamer (let alone a family-man gamer) and I love you for it.
I thank gaming in my life for keeping to phrase "I'm bored" limited to the classroom.
I like games for the guaranteed "down time".
Ha. Thanks, Dice. I know there are a few others around here in a similar situation. Damian and Pat, for starters. I remember thinking when I was younger that there would be a time when I no longer would be playing games. well, it never happened. There's been ups and downs, of course, but never have I ever stopped playing video games as a hobby. I'm lucky also that I have a great wife who has never once tried to change me, like a lot of women seem to do to their men. She likes games just fine herself, but way more casually. Mario Kart and the like. It's all about balance. I take care of all the important things first, then I split my free time between my few hobbies. I just don't get the time to do these 8,10, 0r 12 hr sessions like some of the people above. Games take me a lot longer to play through, but I enjoy them as much as I ever have.
I remember when I worked at Babbages(Gamestop before it was gamestop) having a few dedicated older dudes who showed up once a month to buy a new game. One guy, maybe in his 50's, was really into rpgs like Lufia and Final Fantasy. It was pretty rare at the time, but we thought it was pretty awesome, and made us a bit more hopeful for the future.