So I've been becoming more aware of how video games affect us (have played them all my life). Looking at this website and others it seems like it can really effect your mood, brain and general life.
Thing is, I'm wondering do more thought-provoking and intellectual games do the same thing? I'm thinking like indie games like Virginia, Kentucky Route Zero, Gone Home etc. They don't have violence and take a different approach.
Or are they ultimately the same as all other games as they are still games, and still take up your time?