Why do so many parents still believe that video games are a waste of time and money? Even more, some actually believe games can turn you violent! I have to be honest; my parents were just like this and it was difficult for me to develop a passion for gaming. Still, my love for technology and quests stuck with me long enough until I left home and got my own job.

Honestly sometimes I wish I would have a job in the gaming industry, but then I realize that I like having a way to relax. There’s nothing more fun than coming home and enjoying a few hours of challenges with your friends from all over the world! I love co-op and point and shoot games, but I don’t say no to a plain old great strategy game. In any situation I get to make new friends, and test my skills against some of the most brilliant gaming minds of the world.

In my experience (which is quite vast) gaming makes you more agile, focused, sharpens your senses and helps you get smarter. So, if you have parents who still object to your gaming, tell them they should allow you to live your passion!

So, to summarize, I am a casual gamer with an inquisitive mind and lots of experience. I love playing games as a way to relax and unwind and I wouldn’t give it up for the world! I love how games open new worlds and help develop the power of imagination beyond any limitations and rules. Gaming is one of the greatest pleasures of my life and I love to share this with other passionate gamers!

Dan Carpenter