NBC’s Today Show featured a segment this morning called "The Other View: Getting A Guy’s Perspective On Love." Along with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, TV personality Donny Deutsch was asked to address several questions about relationships from a man’s perspective. Deutsch is the host of the relationship show "The Big Idea" where he doles out advice to men and women on a variety of topics.
But the most important part of the segment, and relevant to our readership, is Deutsch’s answer to the question: "Is it normal for men to play games in their 40s?"
According to the male equivalent of Dear Abby, "When you’re 30, there should be something more on your mind than video games, that’s it," Deutsch said.
The hosts agreed, calling it "weird."
Of course if playing videogames is weird then there an awful lot of weirdoes in America. A recent NPD report said that the average gamer is male and 37 years old.
So I guess the real weirdoes’ are those people that don’t play video games. In the 1950’s Deutsch’s mom and dad probably would have called him a "square."
Watch the video and enjoy. MSNBC’s In-Game has an interesting analysis of the segment, if you are interested..
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