The Relevance of Video Games as an Adult

Gamers over the age of eighteen (18) play a major role in keeping nerd culture alive. From simulator to first person shooter games, all adults should be able to play whichever genre they please. Gaming is an escape from a reality that we wish to change and it gets even better with VR.

We all know it’s the norm to associate adults with ‘work’ instead of ‘play’. Whether you are 7 or 37, the saying goes,”all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Let’s not pretend that we as adults don’t require any sort of leisure or hours upon hours of gaming to ease our daily stress.

Video games come in all sorts of genres and they seldom have a fixed duration. Fantasy/ adventure games like FFXV have allowed us to experience a reality that isn’t ours. A lot of us have bonded with Noctis and Prompto, who are nothing but all we ever wish we could be.

There’s a drive when it comes to having a love for gaming, as a child or adult and believe it or not, some of us feel a sense of purpose because of it. Don’t forget God of War or Kingdom Hearts where we man characters like Kratos and Atreus or even Sora, to get a change of scenery and have new experiences.

Eroge simulators are also a blessing to this bleak world. Whether you’re just curious or an outright pervert, nothing helps get the stress away like successfully begging a waifu and making her your bitch. Er…Umm… I’m sorry, but I really had to because it’s so much fun.

Simulator games like The Sims franchise and Overcooked help us keep in touch with our artistic side and/or everyday life. You learn new concepts and acquire great ideas from the storylines and visuals, while in the comfort of your own home.

Multiplayer, Moba and MMO games have taught a lot of us great skills like teamwork and strategic planning. Forget the trolls for a second and focus on the underlying reality about the gaming world. It’s not only a great way to socialize. It’s a way for us to feel welcomed into a society with people just like us.

A lot of people think gaming kills your brain cells, but there have been studies that show cognitive benefits, like increased ability to multitask and memory improvement. It makes sense because the fact that you need to simultaneously focus on using the controller and paying attention to the details on the screen says a lot.

Being a gamer has its ups and downs, but it’s a community that all of us appreciate and where we can weird together. Don’t forget to be thankful for the cosplayers who make it fun and the memes that go viral on the interests. I enjoy the silly banter between everyone to the point where I may just shed a happy tear.

Nikauleene Andrews

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