I play games to relax and escape for a little while from some of the problems and negativity I deal with occasionally in the real world.
Gaming is fun hobby. I don't really game to relax since most of my games are intense shooters / stealth. But I do think gaming is a great way to pass the time, escape reality for a couple hours, and just learn new things. Some games have good stories, so if I don't feel like reading book I'll just play Witcher 3 or something.
Honestly, i like it as ways to socialize, something to talk and debate about, give me a rush, research, look forward to, collect... and kill time :)
Music is my #1 thing to love listening to and think about and play. Games give me variety in my life and social circles.
for someone who learned almost everything from gaming, i would say i play to learn.
I dont know if its hate from my childhood when my mom refuses to teach me 1+1 in kindergarten, this really left a big hole in my heart, but after knowing some games card games at that time, i learned math without the help of people around me, until i am more than average skill in math become an advanced
this lesson really taught me how hard living is, and from that day i always told myself
"someday i would erase humanity" -hahaha such a dark past but icant really just erased it like that
Would like to provide a nice answer: I like to appreciate the creativity of others; experience immersion in different times, places, and timelines; have good-natured fun. All these things are true, by the way.
I'd like to argue it's a fond hobby, and it is, but more likely than not it is because I have a slight addiction.
There are a lot of other things I would honestly rather do--read, lift weights, cook a nice meal, be more social, to name a few--but video games are just so damn available, easy, and cheap.
I guess I am lucky, though; instead of doing drugs or being a drunk, I'm fat and play video games *shrug*
I play games to fix my crippling depression.
That's a temporary fix, unfortunately; I usually a more depressed after a gaming session. Definitely takes your mind off things while you are playing, though.
I play video games to escape from the monotony of a 9-5 desk job. Sure I have switched jobs, I have switched companies but in the end it's still a 9-5 job. I don't drink, I don't gamble, I don't do drugs, all I do is work and spend time with my family. Gaming is my escape from reality and boredom.
I prefer to play old games. In this way, I can remember my childhood. Also, it is a good way to spend some time after a hard-working day. Just now I am playing all games of Mario using online simulator https://emulatorgames.online/games/mario. Playing them in the order as it is provided on the website. But sometimes I like to play the latest PC games but it is hard to impress me. Retro games are the best.
Why do I play videogames? There once was a time when I couldn't stand videogames. But I tried one day and decided that I liked playing. Now I await Playstation 5. I play because gaming is fun. Gaming helps with focus. Hand eye co-ordination. Fast reflexes. And sometimes to "Escape" only when I can't go the the Movies to "Escape" not really since gaming requires much concentration and not best suited for escape.
The 1977-1983 era of Atari gaming was not interesting enough for me. Played mostly coin operated arcade games once in a while until 1986. Then I found a game I really liked. Also at this time The Nintendo Entertainment System started to hit it's stride. Having launched in October 18th 1985. Once 1986 rolled around Home videogames started to become more interesting and complex. plus Nintendo's cross key a.k.a The D pad helped with proper controls for games. The controllers for Atari, Intellivision, Colecovision were just awful.
But there once was a time. when gaming I didn't really hold my interest. Until 1986, now for next year 2020 Playstation 5 is a day one purchase. So I game because I discovered that I liked it.
Once upon a time they were just different and less depressing basically then mainstream media TV/Movies.
I watch plenty of movies then and now and also a fair amount of TV but video games were different and had different styles and stuff that I'd never seen before.
It's all animated and things like that pixelated however and that meant it all felt different even now I'll sit down to watch TV
and suddenly get anxious or antsy and go... gosh but I could be exploring a totally different video game universe right now
which would be really cool and unique.
They're just different from other stuff, period.
Lately I realized a lot of games I liked were Japanese and/or related in some ways to anime , which made me rethink whether
I really wanted to still be playing video games since you are sitting down and punching all these buttons anime you just get
to watch and a lot of the time they're similar characters etc.
But honestly even with that I think video games are still unique, if for no other reason then that they're always pushing technological boundaries.
Anime hasn't changed much you can still watch anime on VHS and it compares well with DVD and/or Blu Ray even...
Meanwhile every generation of video games even if you take the content of the video games out is something new, ehther
it's a new form of storage, a new form of technology or rendering or something, advanced graphics, sound, pehraps just
faster processing, a different visual approach to the machine itself.
Back in the day I remember watching a lot of technology threads basically in gaming magazines because there wasn't an
online forum situation that I remember. Essentially all of the excitement ws was around what the newe machine could go, I would say the games in some ways were intended to support that and not the other way around.
But video games are evolving also and I don't know what matters most even but I definitely still think it's cool to get that
new machine and kinda marvel at the cool new ideas in it.
I'm pretty picky in some ways I wasn't impressed with the 3DS and the graphics idea of 3D there I've never been crazy
attached to 3D but you never know perhaps one day or something.
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