If you could be anything in the world, what would you be? As kids some of us dream of playing baseball, football or basketball professionally or flying a plane one day. While it’s likely that not all of us will get the chance to do these things in real life, through videogames we get a chance to live out our dreams, immersing ourselves in a virtual world where we are able to play at being our best.
Things that seem impossible in the real world are very much possible in the world of videogames; we can score the winning touchdown in the Super bowl, fight in a world war or build our own virtual worlds where we might interact with or inhabit any object we see.
For those looking for a fun distraction, viewing the world from a virtual character’s perspective can provide the perfect escape.
People enjoy videogames because they can provide us with a sense of competition, challenge, diversion, fantasy, social interaction, and positive emotions that we may not be getting in our real lives and for some, this can be very fulfilling and even addictive.