I am 35 years old and I have been playing video games almost as long as I have been reading.
35 is in fact the average age of a gamer in the world (according to Google). As an industry, gaming has in my lifetime grown to twice the size of movies and music COMBINED….think about that….combined!
And yet I constantly have doubts and questions around gaming:
- Am I too old to play games?
- Why do I enjoy games so much?
- Is there any art in video games?
- How much is too much?
- Are they a waste of time?
I think the driver behind these questions is my new young family, and the fact that playing video games is still a relatively new hobby compared to reading a book or even watching a movie.
Responsibilities, and taboo work away at my conscience.
However, as a pastime it still delights and amazes me. Not gonna stop. Nope. Sorry….Moderate yes….Stop, no.