Video: This is a Video Game

And yet so much more

There's been a lot of back and forth lately over the definitions of certain words in the realm of gaming culture; of what it is supposed to mean to be a certain thing and what else you might be if you don't fit someone's particular interpretation of the vernacular.

In the midst of all the line-drawing and wall-building, YouTube user KiteTales has released a video that turns this exclusionary mindset on its head. Her definition of a video game sets the medium as a seed through which all manner of memories and experiences are formed and a touchstone by which those same memories can always be recalled. You can view it's oh-so-relatable simplicity below:

For anyone who has grown up with video games, it's hard not to find a spot of this video that resonates. Which games have touched a special place in your life?

[via youtube.com]