Video games offer us a means of communication. Most of the games have a storyline or a challenge that engages a gamer’s mind and emotions. This keeps the gamer coming and holds one’s attention. Either way, gaming is a way of life. Since the first “Computer Space” in 1971 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, video games have been modernized to resonate with our life activities and embrace the intelligence which is our human nature.
Among these, we have sandbox games which enable us to use our intelligence to overcome challenges and achieve set objectives.
“The Addiction that is the Game”
This site was initially established in mid 2006 and operated through to early 2007 and and enabled visitors to access Gravity which is a software created to help people manage their actions lists based on the principles of David Allan’s book “Getting Things Done”.
aaronvegh_headshot Aaron Veigh, was the creator of ‘Gravity’.
The site is about the aim of helping visitors know the best ways of achieving different objectives in open world games as well as recommend some of the best games.
You will also find info relating to games which are soon to be released as well as offer downloads and other resources to help you get started with popular sandbox games. Be sure to visit different categories and sections to learn more. Welcome!
True Confessions of a Video Game Addict
Considering how hard, stressful and crazy life can be, we all need a stress-buster of our own. For most people this stress-buster takes the form of music, books, movies or activities such as travelling, singing and so on. For me, it would have to be my first love: video games. Just like how good music, movies or books can take people to a different place, so also video games have the same effect on me.
I am a self-confessed video game fanatic, so video games definitely take me to a different space, an alternative world that magically whips me away from the burdens and worries of real life. To be frank, I don’t mind being lost in this alternative world for a couple of hours or even days on end (if it were possible)! Actually, because of this, I’m getting fat. Too bad the video games are so addictive, because I need an alternate source of weight loss motivation.
In fact, I love video games so much that sometimes they are the only reason why I feel like getting up in the morning! You see, I love to sleep, it is my second love, next to video games. Thus, getting up in the morning is quite a struggle for me and I am not, by any means, a ‘morning person’!
Before you form an idea about me being a couch potato who loves to sleep and play video games all day, I would like to say in my defense that I am a successful businessman who just happens to have a healthy and incurable addiction to video games!
I love my job and I am very driven, thus when at work I am fully dedicated to it but when I have leisure time, which is mostly during weekends, I find myself automatically turning to video games for a great time! In fact, sometimes I feel guilty about choosing video games over going on a date or hanging out with friends.
At times the joy that I find in video games is simply incomparable to interactions with fellow human being(s)! I wouldn’t necessarily call myself ‘anti-social’ but yes, if given a choice, I would rather choose to stay at home playing my favorite Sandbox video games instead of going out.
Given my deeply-rooted love for video games, I often find myself wondering about how I developed such a strong addiction in the first place. While other people contemplate about philosophical questions such as ‘What is the meaning of life?’, ‘Why are we all here?’, ‘What is our purpose in life?’ or the popular ‘What happens after death ?’,
I find myself lost in thoughts about how I developed such a passionate love for video games! Unfortunately, no matter how hard I think about it, I don’t recall the exact moment when video games became such a defining factor in my life.
I think the ‘meet cute’ with my true love, video games, took place when I was seven years old. It was my birthday and my parents got me one of those Nintendo consoles that all ‘cool kids’ in school had. I never expressed the need for such an extravagant present but I guess my parents felt that they owe me one because all the other kids in school had it. Although I don’t remember my reaction to it, my parents said that I loathed the gift and put up a big fuss about not having received a He-Man action figure instead.
After my initial tantrum, my parents told me that I did try out the video games on the console. I think video games grew on me because I remember feeling like I was ‘in the zone’ whenever I used to play them as a child! I think this was the way in which I developed such a strongly anchored love for video games that absolutely nothing in this world can replace! =
My friends often ask me what my reaction would be in case of a hypothetical situation wherein I was stuck in the video game I last played. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind being stuck inside the world of Sandbox video games for eternity! If given a choice, I would choose the video game world to the real world any day.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that I do not value human relationships, but it’s just that my love for video games is so great that it completely towers over everything in my life and overshadows them!