Japanese gamer grandma, 90, is world's oldest gaming YouTuber, plays GTA 5, Call of Duty

She has been playing video games since 1981.

Julia Yeo | May 18, 2020, 06:32 PM

Mori Hamako, a.k.a. Gamer Grandma, has been actively gaming for 39 years, since 1981.

90-year-old gamer grandma is world's oldest video game YouTuber

Besides playing video games, the 90-year-old Japanese also has a YouTube channel where she uploads videos where she plays games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5), and Resident Evil.

As of May 2020, she has more than 247,000 subscribers.

On May 13, Mori shared on her YouTube channel that she had been recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest video game YouTuber.

She thanked her subscribers in the video, saying that she would not have been able to achieve such a record without them.

Enjoyed playing video games for its film-like cinematics

In an interview with Guinness World Records, Mori shared that she started playing games after observing children playing them, and thought that it looked fun.

"When I started out playing games, I wasn't good at them," she shared humbly.

Mori added that she often experienced setbacks while playing, failing several times before clearing the game.

Despite that, Mori would find herself playing games for over seven to eight hours per day.

"It feels as if you are watching a film," she shared about her love for GTA 5, one of her favourite games these days. "The graphics are really stunning, it really is film-like."

Mori also hoped that more elderly people would play games as well.

"I felt that if I started to play games, life would be really interesting and I wouldn't have to worry about unnecessary things," Mori said, as she encouraged more elderly people to pick up gaming as a pastime.

Watch Guinness World Records' interview with Mori here:

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Top image via Guinness World Records/YouTube