It didn’t take me long to realise that gaming isn’t limited to first-person shooters or mind-boggling puzzle platformers. You don’t need to own the latest console to consider yourself a gamer (if you’re thinking of buying a new console, though, be sure to check out our article on page iv). Of course, there will be some die-hards who disagree with me, but being a gamer is about more than your League of Legends success rate. I have as much respect for someone who has a high score on QuizUp or Candy Crush as someone who is an excellent Call of Duty player (if you’re an avid mobile gamer, by the way, our article on page iii might interest you).
Gaming is for everyone. You just need to find the right game for you, be it a first-person shooter, a role-playing game or a point-and-click adventure (see our article on alternatives to first-person shooters on page iv).
The world of games, much like the world of literature, can help us de-stress and, as the title of this editorial suggests, escape reality. While this obviously isn’t the best idea during exams, gaming is still a good way for us to expand our creative horizons and see the world through a new lens. I hope this supplement and our gaming-related web exclusives can open new doors for you and maybe help you discover a new hobby or two.