The video game industry has changed a lot in the last 20 years, in many ways for the worse. Multi-million dollar businesses have more control than ever, instilling questionable practices within the very infrastructure of our games in order to squeeze even a little more green out of us. The industry is also constantly changing; adapting to new emerging technologies and consumer behaviors. Nothing stays the same for too long, and the direction it goes varies. From my last article, you may think that I hate modern gaming and only long for the past, but that couldnt be further from the truth. Yes, there is indeed much to complain about these days, but there is also much to love as well. Gamers put up with a lot, but if the video game industry was all bad, we wouldnt play. Despite any grievances, games are better now than ever. The evolving technologies in combination with passion and creativity have given us some of the best games ever made. Game makers are now able to tell complex, sprawling, and emotionally engaging stories that rival those of other mediums, and with each passing year they continue to push even farther. Its quite amazing to look back and see how games have evolved in such positive ways. Here are 15 good reasons you should love modern gaming.