Gaming and Adulting (Gaming at 30)
Hey squad, Frosty Phenix here! There was a time in life where I thought that I would be a hardcore gamer forever. That I would have hours and hours on end at every game I was interested in. However, As folks (along with myself) get older, their commitments change and time adjusted for those commitments. From gaming solo or with friends on the weekend for hours to resting or attending an outing with friends or significant others in their weekend free time, most gamers become what they never dreamed...a social adult.
Gaming helped me experience the vast imaginations of other creatives, which inspired a desire in me to create my own. Another thing I also can say as a gamer is that gaming has had an influence on my reaction times, sort of like the “bleeding” effect like Assassin’s Creed for me. If you have played Assassin’s Creed then you know what I am talking about, if not...you need to go play the first one...RIGHT NOW. For those that don’t know however, the “bleeding” effect in Assassin’s Creed allowed the user of the animus device to learn their Assassin Ancestor’s years of training in a matter of days, hours or minutes. Say what you will, well designed video games have trained most gamers to react in a way that is advantageous to our immediate surroundings (there are studies behind this, like this one). I don’t regret spending time enjoying these digital realms but sad to admit that I just don’t prioritize them the way I used to. The one thing I know as a gamer entering the decade of 30 myself, games may have less of a time commitment and priority on my list of things to do but they still hold an important place in my heart. This has been Frosty Phenix. You can follow my daily adventures on IG and/or twitter @frostyphenix. Until next time squad.