Born in February 18, 1930, Hamako Mori has been playing video games for the past 39 years. After seeing her children enjoying them, she wanted a slice of the action, sparking a hobby that’d see her become a world record-holder later in life.
Hamako’s YouTube channel – where she’s known as Gaming Grandma – currently has more than 150,000 subscribers, with viewers regularly clocking in as she plays through the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 3 and even Dark Souls 3.
Earlier this month, she was officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the planet’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,’ she said.