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What Video Games Can Teach Us About Life

There are a lot of things that we can learn about life through video games as long as we keep an open mind and avoid being extremely dismissive about them. Wait! Before you turn away thinking that this is going to be another one of those generic long tirades about the wonderful stories behind a select few video game titles that you couldn’t really care less about such as Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Skyrim or something similar, then you’re horribly mistaken. While admittedly, there are some video game stories that are so engaging that hardcore fans might find their stories infinitely memorable, the everyman/average Joe/Jane really cannot be expected to take a liking to these stories given the fact that not everyone plays these types of in-depth video games. Fortunately, this article is all about the real life lessons that we can learn from much simpler games; the kind of games that every other person on FaceBook plays or has played at some point; the “casual games” – so to speak. Of