Hm... interesting question. I'm not sure how my life would be different. Because even though I have spent a lot of time playing games, they have never really been a focal point in other aspects of my life. I probably would have filled up the hours I've spent playing games with something else - I'm not sure what, tho.
However ask me how my life would have been if I didn't get hooked on the TV shows I'm hooked on and THEN we're talking drastic change, lol
I think I would be in a better shape. My fantasy may not be as interesting without gaming. When I played outside as young, the "fights" and moral of our "adventures" outside was inspired by Zelda games and other. But my life could have been a nice one without it. My dad has never played a videogame and has no intensions playing it. He bothers me about how active he was, playing outside. It may be a little cooler in one way without videogames.
Honestly, I have no idea what my life would be like. I've been into video games since I was like 4 years old. But one thing I can tell you is that I wouldn't have the friends I have and I wouldn't be typing this message like I am right now since I'm on a video game forum.
I've been a gamer forever, ever since my mother taught me how to play Link's Awakening.
My life would be slightly different, Mostly some of my imaginings as a kid wouldn't have been Zelda related.
I'm fairly well balanced in my interests, which range from camping to reading, Bowling to beekeeping and a few other hobbies.
I may not have as much to talk about with one of my friends, but Most of my friends I found out they like gaming second.
I might have more money that I'd spend on other things but really that's it.
Oh I'd never found this site thus preventing me from posting in this thread
I would probably be someone very different. Video games may affect you in many bad ways, but I believe they can also affect you in very good ways. I would even go as far as saying that video games have made me a better person than I would have been without them.
If I never came across video games, I'd probably have an utter normal life with friends and host big parties. And have a study group every night. I'd probably be in honors classes (Im not in honors....as you can tell) and would've never been on ZD. I would have never did choir therefore never gone on the trip... bottom line the choices I make is when I play video games but video games are my life so it will never go away.