Kathleen Kit Connell, 100-year old Nintendo DS gamer grandma goes viral (Video)

By on Feb 1, 2012 in Europe, Gaming, Lifestyle, Technology Comments

The story of a 100-year old Nintendo DS gamer grandma in UK named Kathleen “Kit” Connell, as shown in the video below, is now going viral.

According to a British news sites on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, Kathleen Connell, from Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire is an avid player of Nintendo DS despite her old age and is being dubbed as the “Nintendo Queen“.



Kathleen Kit Connell, 100-year old grandma,
showing her Nintendo DS console

Image Credit: Mark Sutherland/SWNS.com

As noted in reports, Kit, who turned 100 last Friday, spends at least two hours every evening, playing her Nintendo DS console, instead of knitting and other entertainment activities for elderly people like her.

“It’s absolutely super. I don’t feel a day over 80. I’ll play it in the evening, then I’ll have a break and a cup of tea, then I’ll go back to playing my Nintendo.” Kit told the reports, as both of her legs have been amputated years back.

“If there’s nothing on the television I’ll sit for an hour or two and try my hand on a game. I can’t speak highly enough of it. I don’t know what I would do without it.” Kit added, who has a total of 10 games, including Brain Trainer, Scrabble, Family Fortunes and Art Academy.

“The Nintendo has been a great help to me, it’s absolutely amazing. If there’s any secret to a long life it’s to think positive and keep your mind active.” Kit continued, with the Brain Trainer notably having a mental age of 64.

Apparently, she is now using a replacement console that was bought two years ago, to replace the original one that wore out after it was given to her by her daughter Pam Stewart on her 96th birthday.

“I’m very proud of the way mum keeps active after all those years. It certainly keeps her sharp.” Stewart, 64, was quoted as saying, noting that she is amazed with her mother finding it easy to adapt with Nintendo.


Kathleen Kit Connell, 100-year old Nintendo DS gamer grandma
Video Credit: jonmillsswns/YouTube/The Sun



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