Although people see gaming as an activity, this article wish to convince you otherwise. Although most people think of gaming as a solitary activity, there are an overwhelming amount of games where people communicate with each other whilst gaming. There are games like Overwatch where the main point is to work together in a team, and it is more effective when you talk with your Teammates. Overwatch is just one game like this, there are also games like Minecraft, Apex Legends and Call of Duty and these are just the ones I play. There are hundreds if not thousands of games where the best part is talking to the other players.
Before the year 2000, games were solitary except for the occasional local multiplayer game. The year is 2001, Xmen just come out and you are sitting there watching Cowboy Bepop, but then your friend calls you and tells you about this game that lets you play together. Even if one of you is in a different country. You ask the name of and game, and you friend says, “Runescape.” Looking back now you realise that Runescape can be considered the grand papa of online gaming. Runescape led to games like Gary’s Mod, Minecraft, Fortnite, and Roblox, etc.
While gaming started as a solitary thing that we do, it has evolved past that point into a community. Since the rise of online gaming, it has become a topic of conversation amongst friends. Many gamers have a group of people that they play with. This can be school friends, family members, and people online. Some people are in these things called ‘clans’. Which are like sports clubs, but less manly.
Now I am not going to say that everyone who plays games are antisocial, in fact, most people start playing game because they find it hard to talk to people. Online gaming helps them to starts building their social skills, so remember this the next time that some tells you that gaming is antisocial because online gaming has become a subculture. Although being antisocial is a common stereotype about gamers, the best part of the community is working together. Ever since 2001, video games have become a thriving community.