Video games matter. We can take that as a truth. The real question is why they matter to us. What draws us to video games over other forms of art and storytelling? Games have a unique property for exploration, allowing us to discover new things. This exploration of possibilities isn’t just in the game’s story, but its systems as well. Playing a game allows us to uncover and experiment with those systems, even as we uncover and absorb the story of the game’s world. Check out this article about the exploration of possibilities in video games. IGN has the story.