Video games have become a very large part of society and what entertains us as a culture. I personally have owned a GameCube, a Wii, a PS3, and am about to purchase a PS4. Game truly have become something that have the potential of having the same impact as a movie or book. Game like Last of Us, which came out this past year and has won many awards very much stretch the abilities of games to tell a truly cinematic and compelling story in a way that could only be done as effectively through an interactive experience provided through a game. This type of scenario will continue to become more popular as games get more recognition and as consoles continue to become more powerful.
Another interesting thing to note is that games have often automatically gotten a bad rap for supposedly causing ADHD in children, which I’m sure can happen when kids are allowed to play games without limits. However, I recently watched a TED talks video in which it is explained just how much playing video games in moderate amounts can greatly improve and enhance one’s brain in its ability to learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask. People too often brush games off as being stupid or mindless activities, but the right games and the right amount of time spent playing them can really prove to be beneficial to the individual and society as a whole.