Video games are a unique form of entertainment because they encourage players to become part of the script. Although video games have been available for more than 30 years, today’s sophisticated options require players to pay constant attention to the game. Players engage on a deeper level physically and emotionally than people watching a movie or TV do.
In a 2018 report, two-thirds of U.S teens age 13 or older considered themselves gamers. According to 2017 data, children ages 12 to 15 spend about 12.2 hours a week gaming. For older teens that number is much higher.