From the feature article:
"The modern video game industry; a seemingly recession-proof money-making juggernaut that has managed to escape the ailing economy mostly unscathed, is an example of just how many people in today's society need games to relieve the tension of day to day life. The above statement can be boiled down to a far simpler and more digestible phrase that makes many reconsider gaming as a form of mainstream entertainment media: "Gaming is Escapism". To those of us who understand the word "Escapism", a shudder runs up our spines as the connotations of the horrifying Psychology term come boiling to the surface, like crude oil escaping from a sunken submarine. We use games as a means to escape (hence the term escapism) our everyday lives, leaving behind the menial and horribly mundane to dash off and save the universe, battle the hordes, waste zombies, and otherwise become that which we cannot be in the real world."