In the past, only the well heeled were able to play video games at home. Most frequented video arcades and played games on machines that accepted tokens.
As time progressed, video games became much more affordable and accessible. As platforms such as game consoles and personal computers found their way into most homes, it soon became the most common form of play activity for children of today. It can be said that video games killed outdoor games. These days, video game graphics are extremely realistic and most children play with their friends over the internet. There is no doubt that video games are here to stay.