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03 May 2011 @ 07:02 pm
(35) Writer's Block: Portal 17  
Do you think video games will still be popular in 15 years? How do you think they'll change?

In two words? I do. 

Video games have lasted for decades now, and have been the basis of many fond memories for me, and several others. I remember spending hours playing on my cousin's Nintendo, and then my Gameboy, and then on the Playstation– the first Playstation. The excitement I felt when the first Xbox was released ten years ago is identical to the excitement I felt when the Xbox 360 was first released six years ago. 

Video games bring about a distinctive sort of fun. There's a special bond you form with someone when playing a game, regardless of whether they're sitting right next to you, or whether they're sitting in their room, across the world, miles away from you. The shared rush of excitement as you pass through a level is unique, and impossible to replicate anywhere else. The anticipation, that antsy feeling you get right before heading into a difficult level, is indescribable, but so very familiar. For me, it's 'home', in a sense, because. to me, video games are synonymous with visits to my cousins, who I spent endless afternoons with at a young age, working my way through Halo, and later, Assassin's Creed. 

I was watching my nephew the other day, as he played with my iPhone. He navigated it effortlessly, already completely at ease with the technology. He's three years old. I dare say, especially with his parents, he'll be playing video games by the time he turns four. It's kids like him who make me believe that video games will still be around in fifteen years. They probably won't be the same as the video games now though... 

I think video games will change.Of course they will. I mean, look at the past decade: we've gone from Nintendo to the Xbox to the Playstation 2 to the Xbox 360 to the Ninendo Wii to the Playstation 3 to the Xbox Kinect. Technology has progressed in leaps and bounds over the years, and it will continue to do so,  and that does mean that video games will change. But the rush of excitement, that sense of belonging? That won't change. The childlike awe we all feel when we play on a new game console will never never change. 

To conclude, because I have to go revise for my exam in two weeks (Aaah!): 

Video games. They've lasted for decades already: why wouldn't they last a few more? 
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Ellie: Vampire Diaries - Elena B&Wwild_decembers on May 3rd, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
ia, I can't see them going away any time soon, idk why people think they would. With the speed in which technology progresses, I'm pretty sure they'll stay fresh enough to keep people interested for generations to come. I don't really play them anymore, but I'm still nostalgic for how excited I used to be to get the new Pokémon game or Sims expansion. <3
parametre ★: m: stock→ kissparametre on May 3rd, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
exactly! Haha, I don't really have the time to play anymore, but if I'm on holiday, especially if I'm with my cousin, I end up playing for a couple of hours... :P

And d'awww, I think everyone can relate to the nostalgia of waiting for the new Pokémon game/Sims expansion pack! :')