Playing video games has always been one of my favorite hobbies aside from reading books, reading comics, watching my favorite shows on TV and so on. As a gamer, games have been a positive influence in my life since they taught many life lessons, made me laugh, cry, and send shivers down my spine with amazing music. The worlds in many video games are astounding and gets to you that you wish you were in that world. In my honest opinion, some video games actually reflect what our world can be like at times due to it's harshness and tough experiences. However, we know that there are many people who crusade against video games like Jack Thompson, a former attorney, and also politicians like Dianne Feinstein, Jay Rockefeller, Joe Biden and Ralph Nader, not to forget, radical feminists who constantly complain about games just because of certain things such as making girls with huge breasts ;). Many anti-video game activists have made a lot of enemies in the gaming community and want video games banned because in their words they teach people to be killers, also, games destroy education, and what these anti-gaming activists say is not true. Video games reflect our society in so many ways. I have played Mortal Kombat when I was little, and I NEVER, resorted to harming people.
My favorite game series is Final Fantasy due to the many life lessons taught, team-ups, and also for it's amazing story. Now, although some games are anti-religious, they do not affect me as a Christian, because as far as I know, main characters can be pretty Christ-like saving the world and such. What I also loved about playing video games is how you played with friends and family in the old days and did things such as: sharing controllers, cracking jokes, supporting one another and talking about good times and the bad. But nowadays, multiplayer is online, and the worst thing about it, it's kids yelling curse words at one another. Gaming to me is all about the story, quality, music, gameplay experience, replay value and so on, not just graphics. Some gamers only play because of the graphics nowadays, while others tend to focus on more than just graphics. But the worst thing about gaming is that some gamers tend to submit to fanboyism, which to me is like a poison to the gaming world.
I also like how video games have become the comics and movies of today, since there was a time when games were only for fun, but now they are an amazing experience to love, cherish and enjoy. So that is all I want to say of why I love video games.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!