Are videogames a path to reflection and self-enlightenment? A reflection on emptiness in games.

Over at the Brainy Gamer, Michael Abbott reflects on how games complicate our visions of personal identity and ask to inquire deeper questions about ourselves.

I’ve begun to understand that I value games because they function as meditations on becoming. When I step back and consider what’s in this for me – why I play games and so eagerly invest myself in them – I believe it’s because they provide authentic expressions of emptiness.

Beyond genre and mechanics, games can illustrate the essential meaning and validity of non-self, and they can provoke reflection on how we construct concepts and systems to make sense of a complicated world.

The whole read is quite good (as is Michael’s entire blog).