I wasn’t the only one in my family who played videogames, but I sure started the trend. It was because of my incessant love for the pastime that my younger brother, and many of the cousins joined in. But here’s what I saw: I saw videogames keeping young boys, who otherwise would find all sorts of menacing things to do, well behaved, in the house and out of trouble – and even when we escaped our parents protection, we’d go to videogame arcades.
We had vibrant, youthful lives, that’s for sure. I played Basketball while my younger brother and cousins were interested in other sports. Our youthful days (they are still young, so am I) overflowed with activities and enjoyment, but by the end of the day videogames kept us busy. It kept us miles away from the trouble even as we dominated our schoolwork, it kept us sane.
I’m saying all of this to make a point about yesterday. What happened in Colorado at Dark Knight Rises premier should never be forgotten. We should also look into ways of preventing such calamity to take place, and getting guns off the streets. But we, as a powerful gaming community (I speak of gamers the world over and here on Games Thirst), should never stop playing, because gaming is not the cause of the problems in the world; if anything, it could be part of the solution.
Have a great weekend, everyone. I’m in St. Thomas with my beautiful wife today. Performed at Kingdom Life International Ministries last night and it was a blast. Staying at the Windward Passage Hotel, in a suit with a rather nice view so if you’re ever in St. Thomas, it’s a nice place to stay for a decent price.
What are you guys up to this weekend? Share it!