I know there are a lot of people who know about gaming culture, they're called gamers. And a lot of people play games or have played games in the past and don't realize how much they have actually changed. Other than in game, people also are able to go online or in person to talk about their games they like and to play them in person as well. Playing games are almost always more fun when you're in the same room as the people you're playing with. I remember playing Halo with my brother when we were younger, setting up two televisions and two original Xboxes on the same table, and hitting each other when the other would kill the other one. It was a lot of good fun.

And just recently one of the first people who I met when I started playing Xbox Live moved into the area over the weekend from New Jersey with his family. And our families have become awesome friends for close to 10 years! We just were talking about it and realized how long it's been. Doesn't seem that long. And it will be nice to be able to see them more often.

So games are much more than mindless gameplay and violence. And when played together in groups of friends or with the family, they can bring people closer together.

See you next week when I talk about something else.