Video games have come a long way. From the days of Pong and Donkey Kong, to those of the Nintendo and Sega Genesis, to today’s next generation consoles like the X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, and Playstation3, video games have held a solid place in our culture for the past 35 years.
So today is the day where we all can kick up and and be appreciative of the hours upon hours of our lives we’ve spent glued to a tv screen while mashing buttons on our controllers.
Since it is National Video Games Day, you should go out and buy one. Even if you don’t like them, buy one anyway. They can go on a coffee table and be good conversation pieces when you have guests over.
And don’t forget to thank your parents for the insane amounts of money they spent on systems, games, controllers, and quarters for the arcade.