You know how I can tell if I like a game or not? If I have a lot of fun playing a game then I will not be able to contain my excitement. I will lean forward if it is a handheld or PC game and if it is a console game then I usually end up standing up. I might even stand up playing handhelds and walk into walls if I get really excited. I don’t know if anyone else gets this way about something they are excited about. I know that sometimes people can’t sit still but I can’t even sit at all. Maybe I do it because I want to feel more like I’m a part of the game itself so I try and stand to pretend I’m a part of it and maybe I lean in because I figure if I get enough I will get stuck inside and become the avatar or main character of whatever game I’m playing. I feel like I want to become a part of another world because there is so much to explore and no limit to what you can do. That is probably why people try and model avatars they use after themselves or things they find familiar, this may give them added comfort and help them feel like they are actually experiencing these things. I think we are all secretly waiting for the day when we are able to project ourselves into our avatars and actually feel like we are playing a game. Video games are one way in which I escape from the things life throws at me because sometimes I don’t have the patience to deal with them. If I can’t see myself in a world though, if I don’t want to be a part of it, then I won’t find myself suddenly standing up walking very fast-paced or jumping up and down like crazy. I don’t just play games to escape from reality; it is also because they are fun. I am given a mission and I get great fulfillment seeing it out. If there is no mission to follow, then I just make my own and go from there. I will end this by asking you to wonder why it is that you play and how playing games or whatever it is that you find fun has affected you. I know I am not the same person I was before I discovered video games. Are you?