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Meet Hamako Mori, The World's Oldest Gaming YouTuber

A Japanese woman has recently managed to build an online cult following her video game skills on her YouTube channel. What’s so fascinating about this? She’s the world’s oldest gaming YouTuber at 90 years old.

Meet The World’s Oldest Gaming YouTuber

Most grandmas, especially those that are pass their golden years and are approaching 80-90 years old usually spend their time relaxing and generally just enjoying the simplicity of life. Some cook for their grandchildren, some knit while some are perfectly content sitting in rocking chairs and watching their favorite TV shows.

Not Hamako Mori, however, because the 90-year-old grandma has managed to create a cult following her by being the world’s oldest gaming YouTuber. Yes, you read that right.

Known as “gamer grandma” (naturally), Mori has managed to amass some 250,000 YouTube subscribers since she started her channel back in 2015. Since then, she has managed to post up to four videos on a monthly basis. However, she’s been gaming for way longer because she started playing them some 39 years ago.

Through her gaming channel, she does everything from unboxing consoles to, of course, showing her great video game skills.

Thankfully, her channel is now being recognized since the Guinness World Records recently named her as the world’s oldest gaming YouTuber.

"After living for this long, I feel more than ever that playing games for this long was the right choice. I am truly enjoying my life — it's rosy," Mori said in a recent media release.

But Mori is no amateur gamer since she herself is able to play fast-paced games (and excel at it too) even in her old age. And combined with her sharp humor, it’s no surprise why her videos are gaining traction and she herself is acquiring a loyal online fan base.

"I'm going to play 'Dauntless' today. After I started playing this, it was such fun, and I couldn't stop. I can't look at any other games — it's all about this one ... sometimes I end up playing until 2 a.m," she said in a recent gaming birthday video.

Now that’s how you spend a birthday.

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