There's comes a time in the life of a gamer where games become, for lack of a better phrase, part of you. They shape your experiences, they bring you joy and you can have intense debates on video games and the industry. I, myself, have an immense respect for video games and will defend their credibility until I die. Why? Because of the above. Video games bring me joy, they bring me sadness, they are great fun, you can make friends through games and (I think most people overlook this one) video games are an amazing tool for storytelling.