Video games, we've all played them, we've all experienced them one way or the other be it on console, computer or phone.
Video games, to me, are these strange magical windows that give you access to wondrous and magnificent worlds where you get the opportunity to be anyone you feel like being, be it a hunter taking contracts while on a grander quest, a quirky alien going on a mission to save his best friend or even a regular person trying to just survive life.
To me, these games are living works of art where you get to experience a lot of the ingenuity and innovation that resulted in producing the finalized and masterful piece. So much goes into making a game that no wonder some of these games are breathtaking in their scenery, their engaging and relate-able characters, and the deep well crafted stories and wonderfully built worlds.
One spends hours on a certain game that they find themselves building a sort of relationship with the characters they play and interact with. You start to feel bad for them when their down and celebrate with them when they achieve a grand victory. To a lot of people, video games are also an escape from a harsh reality and the day to day challenges that some face. To some, they find it easier to form long lasting friendships through online games.
Let's not forget about the immense sense of satisfaction that comes from defeating a difficult boss or solving a tricky puzzle.
What are some of your favorite video games? If I listed mine, I don't think I'll be leaving this desk any time soon.