It is safe to say that video games are a phenomenon, that is the best word to describe them. Travel back in time to when video games first came out, and this was not the case at all. They were still a new technology that made kids become fixated on screens instead of pursuing other more productive avenues. This is likely why the public was initially against them, but as time passed, this began to change. Adults started to play them it became normalised that video games were enjoyable for people of all ages. We now live in a time where practically the whole world has embraced video games, and although there are still some who would say that they are not useful to anyone, the evidence is clear about how beneficial they can be.