I'm sure a lot of you are debating which games console to take with you. That was certainly the case for me, nine years ago.
Even the uninitiated to video games will find themselves enjoying the social interaction that comes with multiplayer gaming.
Not only did it encourage friendly rivalry between us but it also provided a shared experience without having to go out partying every night because let's face it, we gamers aren't the most social creatures. Best of all, it was cheaper than a night out and when you live on a student budget anything that saves you money becomes the best thing ever.
Many of the games I've mentioned are successful because of the friendly competition they inspire, Minecraft however, is more about working together as a team.
A single player game with one controller, this game might not seem particularly social but much in the same way no one ever really played the single player on the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games, the same can be said of the GTA franchise.
While you can play the solo campaign and engage in online multiplayer fun, when you have three or four friends sitting there watching, it can be rather dull for them. That is, until you make a new save and start messing around.
And the rest...
But, the research shows that games are good for the brain, so maybe you don't have to feel so guilty the next time you pick up a controller instead of your course book?