The lights are on
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Our consoles and computers are very dear to us gamers. Without them, we well, wouldn't be able to play games - therefore not being called gamers. The first thing we do when we wanted to play games and express our inner true selves, we press (or flip) a single button. This being, the power button.
The power button has more meaning. More than any gamer could imagine. Remember the first time you received your first console or computer. These strange devices amazed us! For me, it was the Super Nintendo. Went I first gazed upon the machine that my older brother got for a Christmas present, I wondered what it could do. Was it just some strange cable box where we put little boxes on top to watch TV? Maybe it was the future TV? The one, and the only, part of the alien box we could understand is insert the cartridge and flip a power switch.
Like Steve Jobs would say, it was like magic. Sooner than you would think, Super Mario World popped up on the screen! This one little button opened me up to enter the world of gaming and what it meant for me. Soon after I would be enjoying playing other games with my brother. A flip of a switch. Just one flip of a power switch, and I enjoyed the living room from another perspective. It drive my apart from my sibling, it brought me closer to him. The next thing I know, a flip of a switch saw me going to the park with my brother. What did it do for you?
Later on, that same switch brought me closer to making friends in the digital world. Without that first motion, I wouldn't be here writing this blog. Nor would you be reading or posting if you didn't make that same first step. What about those many amazing friendships that you have fostered because of it? I have made many that I thought could never exist. Without the first flip of the power switch, I would never have online friends in Chile or Spain. Would you say the same?
So, must I say, what did the power button do for you? Did it bring you closer? Did you open your world? Change your perspective? Foster friendships that would have never existed? All I know we can agree on is that one single button, can change our world forever.