I just don't wanna be playing video games and feeling guilty . There's gotta be a way to convince myself Not to feel that way . If anything .... I could think of it as seeking Inspiration .
Same goes with going to bars and meeting girls . Some people might think I'm wasting time .... but for me , it's a way of boosting Confidence - Which can help me succeed in other areas of life , too ... especially showbiz , which I wanna get into .
I'd say games are absolutely worthwhile. I play them for the feeling of immersion and to explore different worlds, do things I'll never do in real life, i.e. fight a grizzly bear with a sword and shield!
I love starting into a huge open world RPG and knowing that there is a massive amount of exploration ahead of me.
I havent played it, but Journey on PSN/PS3 is something I'd like to try for a different reason. A wordless, plotless exploration of a barren landscape where from time to time, you are joined by another avatar who may be AI or who may be another person playing the game. You can stick together and progress with a companion or you can drift apart. It doesnt sound like much, but apparently in this dreamy, atmospheric setting it's quite moving.
Video games can be beneficial. They can teach you skills, tell you beautiful stories, be music to your ears, and give you life lessons. Some video games like Wii Fit can be physically healthy. They can challenge your beliefs and give you insight.
And there are video games out there that are boring and rather pointless, like Rock Simulator and Tree Simulator.