What is your favorite Video Game?

Last Update: March 18, 2015

Hey guys, just wanted to make this blog to get your personal feedback on what your favorite video game or game was or is currently. Did you personally love video games as a child? Do you still love them now? What is it about video games that is so addictive? How often do you like to play video games or any game really?

If for some reason you can't think of one, try to give your top 5 or top 10 list, that would be much appreciated. In my personal opinion, I think that everyone loves some sort of game no matter what that particular game maybe. Please let me know in the comments section below :)

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TerrJ Premium
My preference is to answer the question you posed..."What is it about video games that is so addictive?"
Any game is a walk in the abstract. A time when we, as humans, can "let go" of our physical boundaries and walk in to another world. A world that we create within - and of - our essence.
It is a safe place: where we are the winners, the exuberant ones, the finishers. It is a place where we go to deal with life in our own way.

A place where we don't always win, but have the ability to do so...our aggression or repression, our wants and needs, our required solitude for a moment.
There is nothing wrong with a person being completely enveloped in the moment, it is a healthy place for all to go to...and allows each one of us to exercise thoughts that would otherwise be considered dark.

The balance of the mind is not one that conforms...but rather, one that considers and questions, that's what makes us human.

It is a simulated reality of oneself...and to take a moment to reflect... any question is the essence of reasoning, the inverse of objectivity, the basis of understanding. Therefore, it is not possible for any question to be irrelevant or unjustified...what if scenarios are entirely justified in the realm of a game.

Therefore, games are a healthy alternative to actions that one may be compelled to act upon in the real-world...this causes a state of well being whereby a person has the ability to use his/her cognition and emotional capabilities and allows one to function daily in our society without major impediments to one's well-being - or their day-to-day life.

Just introduce an emotionally impaired or loner to a video game and then stand-back and watch as they realize the potential of them-self.

Just my thoughts. Hope this helps you :)
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floridajf Premium
Wow very insightful and intellectual information. You are right, it does create a virtual reality that makes even the most non social individual interactive. You had a ton of profound details here. "It is a simulated reality of oneself...and to take a moment to reflect... any question is the essence of reasoning, the inverse of objectivity, the basis of understanding." This statement was so true :D Thank you for commenting, you definitely had a lot of personal in depth knowledge that I found very creative. I have never heard someone describe video gaming in this manner before :)
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TerrJ Premium
Thank you for the thoughts. I have never played video games. I used to repair them for our customers in bars and arcades in Canada back in the early 80's. Just reminiscing, and my thoughts on why they still exist today and why they have such an important place in our society.
Glad I could enlighten you a bit.
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boomergp08 Premium
Wow! Very well explained for someone who never played them and you are mainly correct in what you say. I used to develop, design and test video games for 25+ years and what you say is very true. Plus we also hide things in games that make people hungry to seek them out.
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JSakanee Premium
The EA Sports NHL Series and the GTA games. :D
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floridajf Premium
So your into hockey I see :) I never actually gave it a try, but I am going to check it out. I love the GTA games as well, although they can be highly graphic at times, but the instances portrayed within the series are sometimes very hysterical to watch.
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ToneFleming Premium
Ultima Online: T2A. I was in jr high/high school and this was an awesome MMO years before WoW released.
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floridajf Premium
Oh, I've played T2A, I had no idea that you were a PC gamer, I also heard that a lot of the games developed by Nexon were extremely fun to play, I have played a handful of them myself. World of Warcraft was definitely another fun game as well, I remember when I watched an episode of south park about it, it was so hysterical. Thanks for sharing Anthony :)
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ToneFleming Premium
Yea that episode is classic. I played Wow a ton too but this post made me think of UO when you asked for my favorite.
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sschmidt Premium
In my Teens "Defender":. Now, with my kids, "Call of Duty".
Distraction, time wasting are the main reasons :-) oh, and the kids.
Still enjoy them. Going to buy a Defenders machine from my WA proceeds. :-) At least I will be able to beat my kids at some game. (For a little while anyway)
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floridajf Premium
Oh I love Defender, it was another arcade classic that I enjoyed a lot. Call of Duty is definitely a really awesome game to, my kids love playing it a ton as well. I actually have played it a couple of times myself, but I play at an intermediate level. Still learning how to play like an expert. Anyways, thanks for sharing, your comment was much appreciated :D
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EH68 Premium
As a child and my age is clearly showing now we didn't have any video games, but I do recall often hanging out down town at my parents 'Space Invader Game Parlor' where we would play the old Pac Man game along with Pin Ball just to name afew and yet these games today are still very popular with the children. Our children enjoy playing good strategic games on Mario, Mind Craft or there are other great games online called Roblox with new technology they are now able to bluetooth their tablets and play with each other which they find to be so much fun. Good luck with your business ;) Cheers! Eth
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floridajf Premium
Awesome, I enjoyed playing Pac Man a ton when I was a l younger as well, it was such a simple but highly addictive game :) Mine Craft is definitely unique as well, my daughter loves playing it with me :D Also, I am actually familiar with Roblox, it is definitely a wonderful piece of technology and a big innovation for gaming. Thanks for sharing :D
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