You used to play videogames all night. Your Quake prowess was unmatched; your skills at Command & Conquer unparalleled. You have a gaming history that stretches back beyond the PlayStation generation to the SNES, Megadrive, Amiga and ZX Spectrum. You were there at the dawn of gaming.
Tick-tock... Time passes. You've quietly come to realise that you're not the hard-core gamer you used to be. Even your Xbox 360 Gamertag seems far too 'sensible'. How do you know that a mid-life gaming crisis is setting in? Watch out for these warning signs...
* You prefer playing against the computer
* You only play when your girlfriend is out
* You believe that winning isn't everything
* It's been days, not hours since you last switched on your console
* You're the oldest person trading in games at GameStation
* You like your Xbox 360 and your PS3 equally
* You fondly remember a 'golden age' of gaming
* You avoid playing on the Wii because it's too much effort
* Your FPS experience consists of spawn, run, die... spawn, run, die... spawn...
* You find the idea of videogames based on board games perfectly acceptable
* You've pre-ordered GTA IV but don't mind if it doesn't turn up on launch day