Meet the 80-year-old grannie, Shirley Currie who is a YouTube gaming sensation!
With over 386 videos to her Channel and 228,389 subscribers Shirley became an almost overnight success. After ‘discovering’ Skyrim and falling in love with the game in 2014 Shirley realised how vast the potential of the game was and soon took control of a whole continent.
After having discovered gaming back in the 90’s, playing Sid Meier’s Civilisation on her son’s old computer she quickly became a game addict, sometimes playing well into the night. Sound familiar?
After a fan posted one of her Skyrim game videos on Reddit Shirley’s popularity exploded. Maybe there’s hope for us older gamers yet and we can show the youngsters a thing or two. After all, we have been playing before most of these e-gaming superstars were twinkles in the Mommies’ eyes.
So what’s the takeaway? Maybe all of the silver ‘senior’ gamer’s should come out of the closet, (or dungeon), and show yourselves!
One morning in September of last year, Shirley Curry woke up to a terrible surprise. Her email inbox had been flooded with 11,000 emails from strangers commenting on the first episode of her Skyrim let’s play. While millions might dream of one day becoming an overnight celebrity on YouTube, Shirley found it terrifying. “I just sat there and cried,” she tells me. “It scared the puddin’ out of me. I didn’t know what to do.” read more at pcgamer
Shirley’s SKYRIM Video Episode 309, published 23 hours ago at the time of writting this post and already over 8,000 views. Utterly amazing!