James Ross Posted over 2 years ago Which video game has challenged your perspective on the way you live your life and how? Super Smash Brothers Melee The melee community both on the global and local level is possibly the most diverse, nicest and smartest (genuine kindness and true proper intelligence go hand-in-hand really) I've ever been involved in or had the joy of seeing. The community grew up in the backyards of friends of friends, before any online or gaming craze ever hit the waves. Naturally, you had to learn to 'get along' and love each other as best friends across the map if you only ever could meet and play in a face-to-face bases. The games tournaments and events are hosted by the players, places coming from across the country/world provide housing for each other, and places to stay, venues to play, and food to eat, and rides from airports to hotels to wherever. Nobody has much money or the input of sponsors and providers, it's run by the kids from any age and environment who just want to have fun and get together to play a challenging and friendly opponent. It's an old game so it's cheap to play and one of the most advanced games to date, by far. Always something to learn and so much brain-work playing alone makes people better in general. It's the best analogy to life I've ever had towards helping others with anything. Everyone who plays this game can relate to life with each other more than anyone else because of the game. It's like a miniature global world beneath the 'other' one for a lot of people, and always will be, because after 12 years, it's stronger than ever and growing still. Melee will never die, the community will always be there.