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Video Games


Video Games. Video games are a great way to relieve stress, & a great way to spend your time. I started playing video games when I was about 8 years old. My dad had just bought my siblings & I a PS2 or a PlayStation 2. It was the coolest thing ever. I had just gotten into Kingdom Hearts; a video game that is Final Fantasy & Disney. They were all on PS2. I played all of them, along with other games. It was a way to relieve stress from school. Which for me happened everyday. I also have a habit of getting angry & throwing my controller(s). I’ve grown up & since then haven’t destroyed a single controller. I had multiple controllers, because I broke at least 2 or 3. Video Games were a way for me to release my emotions because I certainly didn’t do that at school. I would also play to lose track of time. Like if I had something at 2, and it was 12, I’d play for 2 hours, & if I would have to stop early for a shower or anything I would calculate that into my playtime. I still do that, it actually really helps me keep track of time. You wouldn’t think that it would be that helpful, but it works for me. I’ve also played so many games by now that I have a comfort character. Some of my comfort characters or games that I replay often are Uncharted, Yakuza, Kingdom Hearts & a few other games. Video games are a great way to pass the time & are so much fun. Video games aren’t for everyone & that is perfectly okay but, don’t knock ’em’ till you try em!