Video games are not only a social activity, but also a cultural phenomenon.

Using an electronic device known as a "console" and a television, you're able to control the action in an entirely electronic world created from human ideas or based on popular media and history.

The Video Game industry has exploded since the late 1970's, making companies such as "Nintendo" a household name. As well, even characters from these games appear in pop culture references on a daily basis, such as Mario and Sonic.

Today the spectrum is much broader with Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft all in a battle to be the number one brand in video games, along with hundreds of third party developers who make games for each companies consoles. The industry itself is often times on par with Hollywood in terms of revenue and doesn't discriminate against age as players of all ages are now catered to.