Since 1968, video games have just kept getting better and better.
Thereís no deep mystery to the popularity of the medium. Video games offer something that reason has championed throughout its existence: individual choice and personalized experience. Gamers arenít stuck with the pre-scripted narratives of Hollywood, nor are they mere onlookers watching the elites-only competition of big-time sports. Modern games put you, the player, and your individual decisions at the center of the story or the action.
I'm not a fan of passive entertainment (concerts, watching sports, etc) and usually choose an interactive form of entertainment if available. That has been part of my lifelong attraction to video games.