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How Video Games Turned One Person’s Life Around

By Quinn in Culture

Video Games Changed My Life - Quinn of RGN

Hello there all!

 

We are happy to have you here again, this time to share a background story of one our staff members who’s life got turned around through gaming.

 

For one gamer it all started in 1995 with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Making hours on end with the Lion King set a path open for freedom of creativity, meeting well-spirited people and having tons of fun.

This is the story of ChronicGalaxy and his gaming past.

 

I have been asked to share my gaming history with you, the reader!

As many of you know gaming goes back quite far now, and we have seen developments beyond our wildest dreams. From starting out with a basic concept in 2D to full open worlds in magnificent and breath-taking visuals, we as gamers have witnessed the beauty of development.

 

The gaming industry has had a lot of negative feedback from concerned parents across the world, yet it also has a wonderful side to it. For me this wonderful side changed my entire life.

Some people look at me as a geek, which I fully admit I am, which I’m proud of today.

 

It wasn’t always the case for the young gamer, who sheds light on the introvert person he once was.

 

Though proud as I am now to be a geek, I had my fair share of criticism in life for just playing videogames. People told me I was wasting my life away, while all I could think of was to get back behind the controller and into the magnificent virtual world I became familiar with. I can remember that I thought people were right in a sense at one point, because the more criticism I got, the more it started to feel as if I was indeed wasting my life away.

 

This alone had the effect that I didn’t feel the need to interact with people, because videogames didn’t judge you for what you loved doing. It took me quite some years to crawl out of this, which the games I played helped with. Games such as Final Fantasy VII for the Playstation 1, Kingdom Hearts for the Playstation 2 and Minecraft for the Xbox 360 helped me release the fury I had for the world, and helped me gain the creativity I have today.

 

Though it wasn’t the end goal, this gamer in particular gained a lot out of gaming.

 

I have played on most platforms, some platforms being frustrating and most being amazing. I have met people from different countries, learned about the good sides of humanity and learned to communicate through gaming. For me, this opened many windows of opportunities, including this one: Being able to write and share my story with you. This is my gratitude towards gaming, the lessons I learned and the people I met – it is truly a remarkable and beautiful thing which I plan to never give up.

 

We could not agree more! Thank you for taking the time to write this, and as a viewer; thank you for taking the time to read this. We’ll see you next time!

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