Mario vs. Sonic by Tom Pollock Jr.I’ve always been one who likes to look to the positive side of things while remaining realistic.  While the majority of old-school gamers like myself have been damning the latest generation of consoles (and some of the consoles preceding the current big three), I’ve tried to faithfully sit by and enjoy what the companies have thrown at me.  Lately, though, I’ve been thrust into a few situations that have made me reconsider gaming as a whole, and whether or not I’ve just been wasting the last 15 years or so of my life pursuing something that’s just not going to be fun at some point.  Up until recently, I couldn’t imagine a life without video games; now I’m seriously considering one.