For some gamers, it can be difficult to realize that not everyone understands their hobby. Gaming has grown so much in popularity that it can now safely be considered mainstream, so it is easy to overlook that there are still many people baffled by the popularity of this media.
So this article is for those of you who don’t quite know why you should play video games, but is interested in finding out.
There are numerous physical and mental health benefits to gaming, but these are seldom on my mind when I decide to sit down with a game.
Instead, what motivates me is to experience other lands, other worlds, even other identities. All from the comfort of my own living-room.
Playing games scratches the same mental itch for me as books do.
Both make me feel like I am inhabiting another life, in a way movies do not.
Movies and television lets you see the experiences of other people – games and books lets you feel them.
So why not just stick to books? Interactivity, that’s why!
While a book can portray other people from within their very being, only games lets you be that person.
A tragic choice takes on another meaning when you are the one who has to make it.
A scary or safe environment feels even more so, when you are the one who are inhabiting it.
If you have not yet given gaming enough of a chance, I think you should.
You deserve to experience what it has to offer.