Video Games = Lifesaver

by Francine
(San Ramon, California, USA)

Unwinding and Relaxing with a Video Game

Unwinding and Relaxing with a Video Game

I started playing video games at age 6. My first video game of my own was a GameBoy Color along with the "Blue" version of Pocket Monsters (or "Poke'Mon" for short). I also collect a lot of "Poke'Mon" games, too, like "Silver Version", "Gold Version", "Crystal Version", "Sapphire Version, and now my latest "Poke'Mon" game is its "Diamond Version", because I got it, along with my spanking new Nintendo DS Lite (I chose the black one because black always takes the fun out of being a helpless little girly girl that I used to be (actually, I'm a proud tomboy now). I also collect a lot of Gamecube games, from Mario to Sonic (actually, I have a lot of "Sonic the Hedgehog" games, with my favorite ones including "Sonic Riders" and "Shadow the Hedgehog"). So if I need to unwind and relax, playing video games are always a good choice for me.

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Jan 02, 2008
Escapism in moderation...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I'm glad you've found something to help you unwind and relax, Francine.

It would be irresponsible of me to not include a warning here: Escapism using video games can be healthy, but it must be in moderation in order to avoid the very real possibility of addiction.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Jan 06, 2008
by: Anonymous

YA! POKEMON! I own the blue version too!

Jan 24, 2008
I love Pokemon too
by: Nikki

thats how I would relax I have all the pokemon versions too. my first one was the Gold version my favorite pokemon is Chikorita and always will be!

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