What Gaming Means to Me

MAY ISSUE: POST #2

I thought I would do another simple post for today, as sometimes blogging a lot can get a bit overwhelming, and frankly, I’m still getting used to it all. But, this post will still be an important one, as I just want to type about what gaming means to me. It’s such an important part of my life, and I would like to voice as many reasons as I can, to show why gaming isn’t just a weird nerdy hobby (okay, it’s that too), and more a way of life. I know that sounds kinda cheesy but it’s true, and here are some points to back that up.

  • It’s pretty much how I met my husband and how we bonded for many years as friends. Gaming has brought us together, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.
  • I haven’t made too many friends through gaming. But it is the reason why this blog is up and running now, and I have learned so much already.
  • It’s helping me cope with anxiety and unfortunately, grief. Video games and writing this blog are a great distraction and have made me a happier person.
  • It’s provided me with entertainment and fun growing up and currently provides me with the most enjoyment compared to movies or other hobbies.
  • Some games teach you lessons and stick with you for a long time. One of those games, unsurprisingly is Life is Strange, I still think about it even now.
  • So basically, if you need to practice feeling emotions, games can help you with that.
  • Beating games is so satisying. It’s nice to have these little goals of beating certain games or earning a certain amount of trophies.
  • SO MUCH ART AND MUSIC and it’s all so amazing.
  • Did I mention art and music?
  • Art and music.
  • Linking to the previous bullet point, I have been so inspired by the people who make video games, and that includes the mainstream games and the independent indie developers. It’s great to see so many people be so passionate.
  • It’s so great to actually be knowledgeable about something.
  • Being female and being a collector/gamer feels pretty cool, I’m not gonna lie.
  • Memories. So. Many. Memories. I grew up playing games with my parents, my cousins, my family in general! I miss doing this so much but it’s great to still have the memories there.
  • It’s helped me learn a language, and maybe even more languages in the future.
  • Just getting invested in a story, and escaping from reality for a while. A game is usually something that you control and you’re put into the shoes of the character in front of you, which, apart from being really awesome, helps you escape reality (I like feeling like I’m Lara Croft for a few hours).
  • I mean puzzles help your brain right? I like puzzles games. That’s gotta count for something.
  • Collecting is addicting, but fun.
  • Gaming is addicting, frustrating at times, but fun.

and yeah, those are a lot of bullet points, but I could go on forever. Gaming is great. It’s great to be a gamer.

What makes gaming important to you? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you and Happy Gaming!

-LDG

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