If it wasn’t for my enforced recent break from playing video games, this poll question would never have occured to me.
I didn’t count exactly but it was about 6 weeks. Six weeks without killing one headcrab. Can you imagine? Maybe you can, in which can I empathise.
Since I started gaming seriously (that’s a relative term!) I don’t think I have gone more than a day or two without actually playing. It’s such an intersting topic and I can’t do it justice in this quick post but gaming has become so embeded in some of our lives that it seems essential – more so than other forms of entertainment; TV, reading etc. Alhough if I had to choose, it would be reading any day.
It raises the question “is the time well spent?”. Of course, you could ask that of anything and just because the time could be used in a more productive way doesn’t mean we should stop or that it’s bad. Doing soemthing that we enjoy but also “improves” us as individuals is even better.
It also makes me wonder: How has gaming changed me?
I must say this experience has been interesting. I might even set aside a couple of weeks a year where I completely disconnect from gaming, maybe even the site (shock, horror!).
Maybe we all should – just to begin to appreciate how amazing gaming is.
Just a quick note: I wasn’t actually an in-patient. I just used the image of hospital beds as the featured image to make the point of a forced break.