Why are video games such a huge staple in modern culture? How did the simple pixel games of the past evolve into some of the largest forms of entertainment? How did we, as a group, become so obsessed with video games?
Video games are more than a simple form of entertainment. They are complex stories told with visually stunning art, which encompass a wide range of emotions and real life commentary. In a more immersive way than a book or a movie can tell a story, video games lead us into a completely different world of relatable characters and elaborate plot lines. They are the most intimate forms of entertainment, as you, the player, take charge and are in control of everything the happens throughout the game.
In other words, video games are a form of art where you dictate the outcome.