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Why You Should Play Video Games

There is a certain kind of look I get when I tell people how much I love video games.

It lies somewhere between "You're not serious" and "Oh my God, you are serious." And by "people" giving me these looks, I mean adults of a certain age and outlook. Of course, given that I'm a 54-year-old tenured professor, these "people" are pretty much everyone I know (including my now adult children).

So today, I want to speak to all of you "look-givers" and attempt to explain why you, too, should become a gamer. Basically, it comes down to robot dinosaurs.

I am just about to finish an amazing game called Horizon: Zero Dawn. I've been in its world, working my way through its story,…

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