BY DIANA PICCOLI
Video games have always held a special place in my heart. I’m a member of the Mario generation, raised on Nintendo and arcade games. In high school, you could often find me at Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum playing Mortal Combat and drinking Cherry Coke, the only girl in a sea of teenage boys. My love of games has followed me through adulthood. We read books, watch television and go to the movies to escape reality for a brief moment in time. Video games aren’t just an escape from reality. In a really good game, you get to experience another reality.
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