Why do we play video games? And are they are good influence in our lives? It’s probably a question which has been asked many times before, but it is one I have often thought about myself. Everyone has their own reasons why they enjoy playing video games, hence the wide variety of different genres and types of games on offer. But there a few things every gamer has in common when it comes to this question. I believe they play a major role in our lives and more often than not, they have a positive effect on us as human beings.