It’s really amazing to me how far video gaming has come since I started playing video games. I got my first gaming system in 1980. I have been hooked ever since.
It’s truly amazing for someone like me to see how far games have come over the years. We come along way since the days of Pong. The games of today are so complex and grand in scale. The real good ones make you feel like you’re part of a movie. They certainly provide you an escape from reality in ways earlier games could not accomplish.
However, today’s games still don’t bring me the same sense of wonder as those early games did. It’s not that those early games were better than games of today. I was just young and impressionable. They let my imagination wander in ways that an adult brain cannot achieve.
On December 25th many young minds will start their own journey and like me, they will be hooked. I will guarantee you that when they reach my age the games they play today will be the ones they remember most fondly. Even if it’s a game that could have been great but is just average like Destiny 2.
For me, today’s game’s are fun to play but I find myself logging on for a different reason. For me is about the friendships that I have made over the years. They transcend state lines and even cross many borders. The gaming has become almost secondary in my eyes.
I know this won’t be the sentiment of all that to read this. Which is ok. Trust me however it will be someday.
Love to hear any thoughts.