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Old 28 November 2008, 15:29   #1
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Thumbs up Japanese 78 year old FPS fan...

Akira Kitajima is a nice guy from Japan. He's 78 and started to play FPS when he was 65, his first game was Doom II. Later, he starts to love FPS games and wrote many walktrough in his website. His family is also happy as he found something too keep him from going senile.



His website: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ku5a-ktjm/index.htm
Source: http://kotaku.com/5099533/78-year-ol...tern-fps-games
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Old 28 November 2008, 17:21   #2
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What a cool old fellow he is

A tribute to all gamers in the world. Excellent find MazinKaesar
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Old 28 November 2008, 22:09   #3
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that's rare cause "perro viejo nunca aprende trucos nuevos"
traduced to english means "old dog never learn new tricks"

anyways the site of the old japanese man is useless for ppl native on the west.....pure japan characters
I hate japanese characteres
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Old 28 November 2008, 22:16   #4
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Cool guy, it's best to find a hobby for the old ages to not get bored with life...

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I hate japanese characteres
ask cozey, he'll b glad to translate everything
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Old 29 November 2008, 01:21   #5
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This guy proves that you're never too old for games (and even FPS ) Nice find Mazin
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Old 30 November 2008, 12:11   #6
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This will be me when I retire. I'm not going to any bingo/pensioner type things
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Old 30 November 2008, 13:21   #7
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Good on him. It made me wonder how elderly people in a few generations' time will have different hobbies then the traditional bingo/bowls/listening to Johnny Cash.

FPS rock. He has played some great classics, and it looks like he is now into some pretty good contemporary ones.
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yeah right
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yeah right
Ah come on, pwetty pwease
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wow, pretty cool link!

(if you want also listen arcade japanese music: http://asougi.mine.nu:8000/played.html )
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Ah come on, pwetty pwease
Why don't you do it? All you have to do is:

1. Learn Japanese.
2. Learn the basic set of 1945 Chinese characters used in written Japanese.
3. Learn 200+ Chinese characters used for writing names.
4. Learn 46 Hiragana characters.
5. Learn 46 Katakana characters.

That's all you have to do to be able to read common Japanese
Good luck mate
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Funny fact is I really tried to learn it 15 years ago I bought a dictionary and a kind of 'Japanese for Dummies' book, but I got as far as writing some words in Katakana I searched for a teacher for about half a year, but I couldn't find one Even translating a single sentence in Katakana that was inside a game was impossible for me. So don't say I didn't tried
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Yeah, translating Japanese isn't exactly the easiest thing one can undertake I've actually been interested in the Japanese writing system for a while, and once took the time to learn some of the Chinese characters (kanji, as you might know). Lerned ten a day, just to see what I was getting myself into. I can still recognise about 40 to 50 of the things. Needless to say, I'll have to think long and hard about picking it up seriously.

But how come you couldn't find a teacher?
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But how come you couldn't find a teacher?
Even if we're going quite OT now : As you might know I live in the north of germany (north of Hamburg that is) and with the limited funds I had back then (pocket money ) I only searched in the nearest cities. I couldn't find a course or teacher for Japanese in them. I have to admit, that I lost interest in learning it quite fast after this half year. I also learned some Kanji characters and tried to get the method my dictionary was organized (number and sequence of strokes). It's an interesting language to learn, but it takes a lot of time and I guess a good teacher
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