Something I’m very adamant about is that gaming is a new way of socializing. I have had multiple conversations with people who believe gamers don’t know how to be socially interactive.
I’m here to tell you as a gamer, this is just not true. Video games have become a key point in peoples’ lives, especially kids and teenagers.
There are in fact multiple studies suggesting video games are not a cause of antisocial behavior. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
Gaming allows communities to be built around gamers’ love of the game. This is what brings people together.
Some examples of games that bring people together are World of Warcraft, Halo, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and Overwatch. While having all of these games do have a lot of toxic players in them it also brings people together on these fun adventures that can lead to making lifelong friends.
I can’t tell you how many people my friends and I have met playing games like the ones I have mentioned. Gaming has allowed those who are very quiet and antisocial the chance to have their voice heard and make friends.
There are tons of people who have made lifelong friends because of gaming. These are people who they may never actually meet in person but they know them better than anyone.
Gaming has brought people together in real, loving relationships. It has become a powerful tool for people who may not have the best social skills to learn how to make friends.
It gives us a purpose and a place to call our own with people from all over the world to come together for the love of video games.
While some of us may never see the friends, we make face to face, I am a firm believer that gaming is a strong pillar in helping people, young and old, make friends and find their community.
Currently playing: Crackdown 3