|We wonder if anyone of the current thirty- and twenty-somethings can imagine their childhood without video games. It seems impossible, doesn't it? That perfect way to pass the time, alone or with friends to keep you company, a perfect distraction from boring homework or frustrating homework... From early school days to the semi-adult college times, video games have been a welcome way of relaxation for us.
Modern children, in order to be more cool and up-to-date, frequently prefer the new and improved version - computer video games, but in many ways they are those same RPG video games and video arcade games we all used to indulge into for hours on end, only without the video games consoles as such (oh the poor kids of today, they don't know what fascinating topic of discussion they're missing). And, of course, we adults also sneak to the sites that provide such versions of video games to find the video games that highlighted our youth, only now some of us may prefer to pick up an adult video game now or then - finally we have the moral and legal right to see what has been a fascinating secret to our childhood personalities. But let's face it, more often than not, when we walk into a video game store by chance, what fascinates us most of all nowadays are those exact video games we used to enjoy as children. In the sheer simplicity which somehow manages to be heavily loaded with adrenaline-inspiring rush that our favorite video games provide we find the perfect cure to the stresses of our adult lives - much awaited and longed for as kids, tiring as we actually live them.
Video games have a sort of enchantment around them, a commonplace magic that makes it possible to return to the days of carefree innocence that seem further away as we grow up and up. Browsing through video games reviews, picking up Nintendo video games designed for thirteen-year-olds, we go through a sort of a time-travel experience, knowing that we still have it in us to be awed and amazed by the simplest things that video games generally are. Digging a video games playstation out of the depths of your closet is like making a swift trip down the memory lane and returning to a place where all the happy memories are, the imaginary Neverland made real by the presence of the video games you played then and can play again now. True, many new ways of entertainment on a similar base have been awaited over the decades, including the computer games that have the player overwhelmed by the unbelievable sensation of reality, but video games are special in the way that they are what we have grown up to. Some games won't run without great internet service so take care of broadband speed test in advance.
No matter how many new computers are invented, no matter how close the scientists come to the actual appearance of the much spoken-about artificial intelligence, for each of us video games will still hold a charm that is always going to be impossible to resist.