Video games have been an extremely influential and important of my life since childhood. The only thing that i would say was just as influential was Anime but then again anime has it’s own video games as well so i would video games were slightly more relevant. Fighting Games and strategy/rpg (role playing game) were my personal favorite growing up and even now. Super smash bros, Pokemon, Naruto, Dragon ball z, Street fighter, Mortal kombat, Tekken, Yugioh, and list goes on. Now there are several reasons why these were important.
The first was that they were an escape like most video games are. Like most people I was bullied growing up and games like these really helped me cope with it. It also brought a lot of the friends I have today and counting. A lot of the people I’ve went to school with had a similar interest in not only the games i played but the genres as well. I even remember playing with and against people at lunchtime when we were actually aloud to use electronics during that time period only. It really made my day and growing up a blast but I guess this is just a person making friends over similar interests which is how most of not all people make friends and connections.