WHY DO PEOPLE GAME?
Honestly, I have no idea.
Gaming is something I do not understand. I mean yes, when I was growing up I played Nintendo 64 and those kinds of games, but even then it didn’t consume my time. I would have much rather played “Man-Hunt” outside with my friends in the neighborhood or even watch TV.
The sad thing is I think people game because they don’t have a lot of social interaction or friends in their “real” lives. I feel like gamers are usually socially awkward. So are these people socially awkward because they play games or do they play games because they are socially awkward? A question that I often ask myself about gamers. What made gamers become gamers? What makes people prefer to be in a virtual world with people that they don’t know rather than their own “real” world with real human beings and interaction?
I guess some people could argue that social networks are virtual worlds and could be considered some type of gaming but I’m going to say that 9 times out of 10 people either know the people they are connected to on their social networks personally or at least have met them in person once before becoming connected.
I think people who do not get the feeling of “connection” from their worlds often turn to different outlets causing gamers.