James Morgan

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Final Class Paper

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Video games, providing a constant source of excitement have been an integral part of the lives of many enthusiasts, helping shape childhoods and providing a source of entertainment and social interaction between friends and strangers. From the joy of unboxing the Wii with siblings back in the day, all the way to playing multiplayer battle royales and among us with our friends over the pandemic, the gaming platform has been an ever changing and dynamic experience. However, with time, a noticeable split emerged among peers who once shared the same joy of running home and putting on the headset. Some continued to embrace their passion for gaming, leading to an even deeper connection to the gaming landscape, while others found that the enthusiasm that they once had towards gaming, was faltering. This paper will delve into the complexities of this phenomenon, by exploring the diverse factors that contribute to the level of gaming enthusiasm in individuals.