Video games are more and more becoming a part of our every day life, and as a result, they’re becoming a huge part of how we grow and develop. Whether that’s emotionally with games teaching us patience through to physically with games like Wii Fit or Just Dance, games are changing the way we look at things and look at ourselves.
So I asked around to see how games have impacted all kinds of different people in different ways for National Video Game Day!
i used early 3d games like morrowind to use as drawing reference as a kid because of the ability to view characters/objects in-game in a 3d space. even if the graphics were simple back then it went a long way in helping me with the fundamentals
— 🔞Roman Lewdcore🔞 (@theelderscrotes) May 30, 2019
I learned hella vocabulary from JRPGS, to be honest. Like "acquired" instead of "got," and "adversary" instead of "enemy." It really helped flesh out my mental dictionary.
— 弁当 (@lunchboxoner) May 30, 2019
sho from the world ends with you is how i remembered sine/cosine/tangent in calculus
— flex luthor (@NastyBoySam) May 30, 2019
All the hours i've sunk into Overwatch with headphones on and using audio cues that are spacial to tell where players are and what they're doing has p much given me the ability to locate noises irl and the direction they're coming from without much second thought. very useful tbh
— Leviathx @ team dream (@PolkadotCreeper) May 30, 2019
super mario bros deluxe for the gameboy color was one of my first games ever and dying hundreds of times helped me learn patience
— SHEDA (@Sleeper_Muscle) May 30, 2019
The Drakengard series opened up what I thought media was allowed to show? It taught me that the dark, black satire things that I wanted to write weren't something that I had to keep to myself. That there was a 'market' so to speak, and other people out there that liked it. https://t.co/ko0ueDTITy
— Rue (@Mendaciloquence) May 30, 2019
I'm a graphic designer all due to club penguin! https://t.co/rbOcC2J1VE
— ✌️🦁Kayos 🍌 (@QuantumKayos) May 31, 2019
Animal Crossing educated me on a lot of insects and fish.
— corvus oculum corvi non eruit (@Crowsiie) May 30, 2019
I think there’s still a lot of things we can learn from games. There’s a lot of ways games can teach us new things and a lot of ways we can use games to teach others new things by using them as a way to express our thoughts, ideas and experiences.
So this National Video Game Day, ask yourself: How have games made me a better person?