Ever since the day that I was born I have had some kind of video game console in my house. Having a video game console in my house my entire life has brought many joyful experiences to my life. So I believe that certain video games are able to bring people together. Even though my dad had two years to practice on the console, about one year after I started using the console I was already better than him. This forced him to start playing the game after I had gone to bed so that he would also improve. Many people always say that video games are a huge waste of time. They couldn’t be more wrong. I have realized after reflecting on my life that certain video games have given my some of my best memories. I even think that I am not the only person in the world who has noticed how games have affected their life.
A video game also won’t just cause people to have fun together it will forge a special connection between them. The one game that affected me the most was my very first game, Diddy Kong Racing. Diddy Kong Racing is a racing game, if you can’t tell from the title. In the game you travel around into different areas trying to unlock keys, by winning races of course, that will allow you to progress. Diddy Kong Racing was my very first game that I had ever played and my dad was always trying to teach me how to play. This game also brought many fun and competitive experiences with my dad and my mom on certain occasions.
The most memorable experience with this game was on a four hour trip from Washington D.C. to New York. My mom’s car was able to have a video game console installed in it and the car also included a video screen. So throughout the entire road trip my dad and I sat in the back of my mom’s car playing Diddy Kong Racing. I know four hours seems like a long time but as the saying goes “time flies when you are having fun.” These four hours was probably the best bonding experience I had with my dad. Video games have showed me that they don’t cause people to become anti-social but that it causes the exact opposite. If used in the right way video games could be used to bring people from across the world together and maybe even change it.