"Most of the time, video games are purely for entertainment purposes, and don't really go very far beyond that. Once in a great while, though, a video game will come along that gets under your skin, into your blood, and won't let you go, for whatever reason. These are the games that did that for me. They're not the greatest games of all time, or necessarily my favorite games (although they are games that I've spent a lot of time playing). These are games that fundamentally altered my brain chemistry, changing the way I think: about games, having fun, and living life."