Why play?

Video gaming is one of the people’s favorite pastime activities. In some
cities like New York City, there are more video game stores than there are
books stores. And there are enough games out there to satisfy the taste of any gamer alive. Why do people of all ages find themselves so fascinated with the games?

Video gaming has come a long way since Mario Brothers. Games of all genres
and types are available for any age group. There is interactive, fun to play
and informative games available for the youngest audiences, designed to be both educational and fun. Favorite cartoon characters, such as Nemo, Chicken Little, Sponge Bob and Mickey Mouse, come alive in the video games to keep children company. Action heroes like Superman and Spiderman make appearances again with new missions to accomplish and more tricks up their sleeves. Racing games, action games, shooter games and arcade games keep coming out for audiences to
enjoy.

The reason for this fascination is simple. Everyone wants to be part of the
story, or do something that they would not ordinarily be able to do. Not many
people can make it in a car racing world and even less can afford to try. But
it takes a game console, a TV and a racing game to feel like you are sitting behind the wheel of a gadget packed the racing car. There are no limits to what you can do behind that wheel; there are no real bills to pay and no injuries that can maim you. All there is is the excitement of the race, the rush of victory
and loads of fun.

Many men, no age limits, get fascinated with the first person shooters
because it makes them feel all powerful and able to do anything. Hardly anyone will want to run around with a real gun, hunting for enemies and risking to be shot from the back. But games like Halo provide a safe way to explore your talents as a soldier and give a new insight into the art of warfare.

How many of us would not like to be the hero and save the world? RPG’s
provide just the opportunity. Turn the PlayStation on and put in the disk and
you will be carried off into a distant land where humankind’s last hope for
survival rests with you.

Life can be ordinary and not very interesting and can lack the excitement
that will make your heart race. Daily tasks are dull, and the roles all of us
act out at work, and home does not allow us to get out of the boundaries of
everyday routine. Problems can overwhelm and get the best of anyone. Sometimes the need to dive into a world where everyday problems do not exist is alluring and exciting. The ability to become someone else, someone you will never be, to live out a life full of danger and mystery, is offered by¬† video games to all people. But even if it’s just for one hour or a few minutes it makes feel alive and able to do absolutely anything.