Luna Knight is a 20-year-old Dominicana from the Bronx, New York and a student from Lehman College who likes to use writing as a form of expression. She loves writing because it pulls her into another universe. She chose to give journalism a try to learn about its process and share her point of view on video games.
Luna is a casual gamer who plays Nintendo. She is interested in trying other games genres, but not horror. She wants to show that video games are for everyone, not just a specific group of people, and that different games have different influences. “A lot of the video games people play have a story to tell if you actually pay attention,” she says. “You can look at the beautiful graphics. People play either for the graphics or story or even both. Everyone is different, and there is a game for everyone.”
Luna grew up playing video games at a young age with her two older brothers. As she grew up, she started reading articles about video games and noticed that the articles only talk about the negative aspects of games. It bothers her that video games are being portrayed in that way and she believes that video games offer helpful ways of coping with stress and other emotions. She plays video games mostly for fun. In fact, it is one of her favorite activities to do. Video games became a bigger part of her life as she got older and says that without video games she is not the same. “I feel lost without it,” she says. —Omni Haruno