Commentary: Why should we be surprised the elderly are playing video games?

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Gaming is not quite set to become the new mahjong for the elderly in ageing Singapore, but we need to recognise that the appeal of computer games is getting more universal, says Dr William Wan.

Chiang Yi-shu is a League of Legends player who battled in her first e-sports tournament in December 2022 in Taiwan. (Photo: AP/I-Hwa Cheng)

SINGAPORE: When we think of seniors playing games, the stereotypical image tends to be that of Sudoku or Candy Crush.

So, when news broke of a team of seniors who took part in a League of Legends e-sports tournament in Taiwan, many were surprised.

But why?

Are we being ageist for being surprised that

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