PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren explores whether game memories are real in a recent episode of the series. Warren specifically discusses how one forms and recalls memories, as well as compares the experience of remembering playing a game to dreams.
Whether you started with Mario on the NES or just recently joined in with Angry Birds, it’s very likely you have memories of playing a game. But are those memories “real”? All you were REALLY doing was manipulating your thumbs. Yet when looking back on games, we tend to describe our experience as something WE personally DID. So what’s up?