how did i miss this thread lol,
Well if youv played online games for a while you would have noticed that theres no age gaps or ranges,
Iv played games against 12 year olds to 70 year olds, age nowadays isnt really the issue.
But gamers can be defined into groups,
There are hardcore gamers (like myself) who almost live to play games,
Then there are casual gamers wh maybe play once or twice a week,
Then there are modders, who have there own community, these guys rather than play games take them apart and change the game in various ways,
Either with maps, vehicles, player models and so on...
Also some gamers play loads of different games were as others play just one I.E. Halo ;)
But your right about making alot of new friends when gaming, even the chance to meet celebrities,
Iv played Halo against the guys who make Redvsblue and even talked to caboose while playing and yes he is a bit simple lol.
Also another thing, gamers young and old also come from various backgrounds also, rich, poor Professionals, un employed ect....
The gaming community is one of the few areas of life where nothing matters, skin colour, religion, creed, geographical location.
Maybe one day i might see you in a server :)