Video games have been with us for over 50 years now. There are many older people who have enduring memories connected with this geekiest of hobbies. You don’t have to be feeble to have fond remembrances of piling coins into the arcade machines throughout the 1980s. The main problem with any video games, old or new is their addictive qualities that keep you stuck in and refuse to let go until you and your money are exhausted.
You will well know whether you spent too much time on playing the arcade or video games in your formative years or not. If you did, then you will relate to some of the following points:
- You Always Want to Play One More: You get addicted to video games easily, denying anyone to beat you, no matter how unenjoyable the experience may be. Whether it is a hardcore RPG or a childish party game, you will not give up, always wanting just one more chance to do your best. This habit of having another chance was born in the arcades, where games were meant to keep you involved for as long as possible. You would get to a specific point or hit a particular score before missing the plot and having to spend more money to do better the next time.
- You Are Expert at Games: You have great skills when it comes to playing games. You may not always perform well in every single game you try your hand at, but usually, you grasp games promptly and don’t give up on trying your best to complete them. This is because your gaming courage was formed at a time when a lot of games were easy. Arcade games were created to be challenging so that you don’t win in the first go and feel forced to keep pumping more money in. And you would do exactly that, which results in enhanced gaming skills.
- You Appreciate Gameplay Over Graphics: You like new games, with their deeply engaging environments and state-of-the-art visuals, but these graphics aren’t as valuable as the gameplay. You would rather prefer playing a crappy looking retro title with gameplay to die for than an amazingly gorgeous modern game with tacky gameplay. This is because you grew up and got into gaming at a time when gameplay was all that the developers had to focus on. Of course here were titles pushing the visual boundaries of what was possible with the technology, but the gameplay was always the focus element that separated good from bad.
Tell us about your habits in the comments section that make you a true video game fan!
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