Welcome to 2013! As I get back into the swing of everything across the internet, its time once again for Chachi Plays. If you are unfamiliar with it, http://www.chachiplays.com is the place.
Its like Childs Play but focuses on art programs in the Pittsburgh area. It’s my way of giving back to the area in which I live, work and play. I love it here and wanted to give back in a way that is normally overlooked. So once a year I sit down in a public place for 24 hours and invite people the opportunity to come down, share a love of video games and art at the Toonseum while helping out.
Heres a couple pics of me and a few friends playing games:
Here are a few facts about why art programs in education are important:
* Numerous studies affirm that students who receive music education in school improve their SAT and ACT scores in math, foreign language and creative writing.
* Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $166.2 billion in economic activity every year.
* The not-for-profit arts and culture industry generates 5.7 million jobs every year.
Why help by playing video games?
Well, ultimately its something I’m passionate about and goes hand in hand with raising money for local art programs. This also made me thing about why I play video games overall. I also posed the same question to my followers on twitter.(@chachisays) The responses were same and different at the same time. Here is what they said.(names withheld)
* honestly it relaxes me and puts me in a super creative mood as i immerse myself. I love it!
* bored. Challenging. Adventure. Story. (I normally play puzzle or RPG, can you tell?)
* Why? Because. It’s simultaneous escapism and RL skill training. And fun. And requires hand eye coordination. And… Because.
* video games are a great way to escape from reality. And to shoot fictional guys in the nuts. – (I cringed)
All great responses. I play because of all of the above. Its what I know, and what I’ve grown up with. Video games are a part of who I am now.
Thanks for reading and please consider helping us out!