Is the Video Game Still Just a Game?

My transition from child to teenager to adult has paralleled the transition of the computer from room-sized monster to consumer electronics to pocket-sized powerhouse. Similarly, I’ve seen the video game grow from ‘Pong’ on a black and white television, to Pac-man in the arcade, to become one of the largest and most valuable parts of the digital economy. 

The PlayStation 4 that is now connected to our flat-screen television can present things that I couldn’t even have dreamed of in the mid-70s as I played Pong. The hardware, the software and the experience are of a standard that has become more than just game-play.

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