Do you remember spending countless hours wielding a joystick playing “Pac Man,” “Donkey Kong” and “Pole Position”. Or perhaps your thumbs got marathon workouts as you honed your skills at “Sonic the Hedgehog” or “Mario Brothers”. Get ready to dust off those old game cartridges and revel in a day of play on Video Games Day, observed annually on September 12.
From the early days of the laughably simplistic “Pong”, to the visually elaborate adventures of “World of Warcraft”, video-game design has come a long way. But one commonality they all have is providing hours of enjoyable escape.
Celebrate Video Games Day by hosting a retro game party. Nostalgia is all the rage, so go with it. Serve snacks that were popular during the games’ heyday. Stream a playlist of tunes from the era, and have a gaming marathon.
Of course, if you enjoy the more physically-interactive games that are played in the 21st century, don your “Star Wars” visor helmet for some virtual reality saber dueling, or zone out in front of the plasma to guide “Ms. Pac Man” on a feeding frenzy.
Video Games Day is the perfect excuse to engage in hours of guilt-free playtime indulgence. “Pokémon,” anyone?