When you play games, you see the option of playing it online and sharing your success on the social media with your friends. So, where do social media go in with gaming? How are sites like Twitter and Facebook transforming the way we play games? Is mobile gaming changing the way we spend our free time? How is constant accessibility to online gaming replacing a society that is always plugged in?
Do you remember the old days, when playing the arcade video game meant struggling around an arcade machine in the public space, accompanied by both friends and strangers? Yes, of course, the video games were social that time too, but after the games came into our homes and since then gaming has become a frequent solitary chase. So the console and PC gaming were once connected with lonely nerds playing in their basement. With the growth of social media sites the video game industry is changing.
The fact is that the entire gaming industry is moving its focus to social media, and representatives of gaming brands want to invest their time and money on the social platforms to engage with the gamers. The Gaming technology is becoming more advanced than the Internet technology. Many games enable the player to share their achievements and interact with their friends in a way that goes beyond just playing with them.
Facebook and Twitter are amazing storytelling tools. They give a basic reason to connect other people and stay involved. The people get involved with the role-playing on Twitter. They can then further set up fan fiction groups on Tumblr while talking to them on the Facebook. This leads to social media interaction about the game.
You might not think watching someone else play a video game as fun, but it has become a more frequent pastime, with experienced gamers streaming gameplay videos and posting them on YouTube. Some skilled gamers are taking it a step beyond by creating their own movies known as Machinima. Gamers can even share screenshots of the games they’re playing.
Social Media has led customers to know and talk about games in the best way ever. Social media is seen as a thriving segment of the gaming market. The integration of social media into gaming is basically altering the way games are marketed.
So are you using social platforms to enhance your game and making it a part of your gaming experience? Share your views with us in the comments section!
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