140°
Submitted by JumpToGamer 604d ago | opinion piece

Why do we play Video Games?

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. (Culture)

Donnieboi  +   604d ago
No one asks why we watch TV or movies. Or stare at paintings, etc.

A very well made game can surpass even the best of those other forms of entertainment. Personally, the only other form of entertainment that I haven't replaced with gaming, is reading books, experimenting with cooking, and listening to music.

Edit: Also, LOL at the lasy in the background of the picture above who's jealous of the guy playing his game. Guys, find a girl who can enjoy gaming too, or else forget it. You can't have someone getting jealous of your hobbies. Trust me, if it wasn't games, she'd be jealous of your friends, your goals, your TV watching time, your fascination wit sports, family members your close to, etc. Find someone who like what you like to. Don't blame the hobby, blame the insecure hater who can't find their own interests (instead of hating on the hobbies that YOU happen to like).
#1 (Edited 604d ago ) | Agree(9) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
JumpToGamer  +   604d ago
I did laugh at your comment :P

I'll give you a plus ;)
Zuperman  +   604d ago
Because it's fun?

Here's a better question for you Jumptogamer, Why did you make this freaking article?
Kingthrash360  +   604d ago
lol well said......as soon as I seen that picture it immediately made me think of how my girl gets pissed when she hears the "beep" of my PlayStation turning on....all of a sudden she wants to "watch the news" ....bit*h you already know the routine...gaming comes first!..... then she uses sex to get the tv.... you win this time woman.....smh....
nick309  +   604d ago
If she wants to wach tv she can use the kitchen tv. Sorry girls i had to
#1.2.1 (Edited 604d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(1) | Report
Donnieboi  +   604d ago
Lololol
Jagsrock  +   604d ago
If you had a wii u you could play your game, she can watch news and you can have sex all at the same time.lol
Starbucks_Fan  +   604d ago
It's a stress reliever to me.
kingdip90  +   604d ago
I read an article once that said we play games because it helps us fulful maslows pyramid of needs. Apparently they make us feel accomolished and self actualized and such which makes sense with how passionate some people are about leaderboards and gamerscores... I just play for fun though personally
fsfsxii  +   604d ago
Its kinda a stress killah for me, and because i enjoy them
VitaOwner  +   604d ago
Cause it fun. Done.
josephayal  +   604d ago
nice pic lol
Craigatorian  +   604d ago
Fun, addictive and stress relief. What more do we need to enjoy something?
Aleithian  +   604d ago
To escape the misery and boredom of life by entering a world of interest, excitement, and ideals.
Jagsrock  +   604d ago
it's interactive entertainment.
because it's an amazing hobby. Because I can break free of real life limitations. Because In video games, I can live out different lives, experience different worlds. I can be a God, or a fortune hunter, or a superhero, or dragonslayer. I can steal a car without going to prison or I can can survive a fungi epidemic in an apocalyptic wasteland. I can build beautiful worlds out of grass, glass cardboard or plastic, I can be the last line of soldiers standing while fighting off aliens, avoiding human extinction at all costs or I can bring the world to it's knees after slaying all Gods...

Why wouldn't I wanna do that? :P ugh I'm such a geek >_<
#10 (Edited 604d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
thebudgetgamer  +   604d ago
Because it's better than strangling people.
zerocrossing  +   604d ago
I think you must be doing it wrong

/s :P
Conzul  +   604d ago
that /s won't save you.

[ducks for cover and glances around worriedly for Canadian women]
zerocrossing  +   604d ago
Because they are fun and entertaining.

I really don't think there is much more to it than that, but hey I can't speak for everyone.
MeatAbstract  +   604d ago
Because it's a form of entertainment and we as humans enjoy being entertained. The difference for gaming if that it is interactive entertainment and therefore isn't as passive as say, watching a film or TV.
AnthraxNapkin  +   604d ago
i play because it's fun to do bad shit and not risk my freedom, and the one kid was right WiiU + a free t.v = getting some ass in my book any day.. why fight with her. but you kids wont understand that till you get a women not a lil girl
danthebios  +   603d ago
Its entertainment,hobbies and fun unless you play games 24hours straight everyday then something is wrong lol if there is a person like that he or she should not forget to exercise,simple,just go on a treadmill and walk for two hours straight while playing game is that even possible...?
#15 (Edited 603d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars | Destructoid

11m ago - Destructoid - A little more than four years ago, Nintendo released Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-La... | Wii U
40°

GDC 2015: Microsoft Releasing Adapter To Let You Use Xbox One Controllers On PC

19m ago - Today at GDC, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft will release an adapter that let... | PC
30°

Aces of the Air Review (Video Chums)

50m ago - Review for Aces of the Air on PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PSP. Taking the c... | PSP
30°

The Order: 1886 Review | The GCE

1h ago - Despite its length, The Order: 1886 is an enjoyable cinematic experience deserving of a second ch... | PS4
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
30°

The Order: 1886 review – Out of order | The Lincolnite‎

1h ago - While it’s easy to recommend The Order: 1886 as a graphical showcase, there’s just not much game... | PS4