Meet the 85-year-old lady who plays Grand Theft Auto IV on a PlayStation 3 and 65″ TV

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Contrary to popular belief, video gaming is a growing hobby enjoyed by every demographic in our society; men and women, young and old. To illustrate this point, the BBC has done a wonderful …

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I had to post this article, because it’s so full of awesome. I mean, how many grandmas do you know who are gamers? The concept behind the use was that it was to keep the mind sharp, and if you’ve ever seen some of these games played, you need to be sharp and have quick reflexes to play (which I don’t). It made me think about the gamification in education, because isn’t the idea of gamification in education to sharpen the mind and keep it alert to learn new things? This grandma definitely proves that point, even if the game isn’t teaching the finer points of math or reading or some scientific point exactly. 


I hope that I end up being a grandma like this!


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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently consults for Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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