Born on February 18, 1930, 90-year-old Hamako Mori still enjoys playing video games. In fact, this has been her hobby for the past 39 years. She has a YouTube channel (Gamer Grandma) with 150,000 subscribers.
After seeing her children enjoying them, she wanted a slice of the action, sparking a hobby that’d see her become a world record-holder later in life.
And while you might think, “Oh, I bet she only plays Tetris and Pacman!”, then the answer is no. She also plays modern games like Skyrim, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Call of Duty.
Earlier this month, she was officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the planet’s oldest gaming YouTuber. ‘After living for this long, I feel more than ever that playing games for this long was the right choice. I am truly enjoying my life – it’s rosy,’ she said.
Her gaming career began back with the Cassette Vision. In the decades since, Hamako has kept most of the consoles and software she’s acquired. At the moment, she’s hooked on the PlayStation 4.
Keep it up, grandma!
(Image Credit: Guinness World Records/ YouTube)