You know, I've played many games in my time here on Earth. In my youth, my household had a Sega Master System and a beast of a 386 computer that came with eight whole MB of RAM. I have been playing video games literally since before I could tie my shoes, see over counter tops, or stay up past 7 PM. When I got older, I purchased my first console — an original PlayStation — which I played until the day it stopped spinning discs. I invested my own time and money into getting more games into my grubby little hands. I got my first job as a direct result of this hunger.
It's safe to say I'm a fan of video games.
I've played all sorts, from RPGs to sports; from puzzles to card; from strategy to the just plain weird. I'm willing to give most games a go, even though I may not have any particular preference for the genre they find themselves in. But why? What makes games so interesting to me? Why do I choose to invest so much time when I could be doing other things like sports or making friends, or really just going outside for once?