For many of you, video games are not your thing. I get it.

I have loved video games since the arrival of arcades in the 80s when I was in high school. In fact, it was one of my hangouts growing up. After the consoles and PC games began taking over, the arcades died off.

I used to like playing PC games, but frankly, I got tired of always having to get a new video card, sound card, or some other card to make my PC capable of handling the new game that came out. So, I began looking at consoles. My first console was a Nintendo. Then I switched to the Sony Playstation because they didn’t keep creating new consoles (Nintendo) that made the older games irrelevant.

Then Microsoft released the Xbox. I have always been a fan of Microsoft. Every job I had used Microsoft Office and I still have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription to this day. I figured, let’s try this one out. Well, they haven’t disappointed. Each new console Microsoft comes out with is backward compatible, meaning the Microsoft team will refactor the old code of a legacy game to make it compatible with the newer consoles. This isn’t always the case. The game has to be popular enough that people will still play it. If the game isn’t any good, once it dies, it dies.

Anyway, other than my work and daily rituals, the Xbox offers hours and hours of entertainment. To say I am immersed in a really good game is an understatement. Time disappears when I am playing. Yesterday I started a new game. I had to force myself to go to bed, because the game’s storyline and mechanics are just that good.

So today, I am grateful for my Xbox. By the way, having a monthly subscription to Game pass Ultimate is another great thing. Microsoft offers up around 100 games for free, that would normally cost you $59 US for each one. It’s a great deal if you play as much as I do. It also allows you the variety of playing games you may never have played, just because you can play them more cheaply with a monthly subscription.

Well, that’s it for today, folks! I hope you are having a great week so far!

Until next time…

Dave