Matthew Beard explores the philosophy evident in modern games and writes
"Not many people cite video games as something which has provided the human race with profound insight. The usual depiction of a gamer is someone sitting on their chair with Cheetos littering the floor and the glow of the TV reflecting off the (usually pale) face of the player. Because of this image, not much respect is given to the games themselves other than the usual assertion that they are a fun way to kill time (and virtual people). However, games have much more depth than just mere entertainment and a medium to escape to in order to avoid the harsh reality of not having a romantic partner."