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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!



16 thoughts on “Merging Social Media With Video Games

  1. Kyo Kusagi says:

    Social Media like everything is evolving sure we enjoy posting ets, but after a while it gets boring. I think that is what games are there for not to mention it brings in cash to everyone yes even games are business now.

  2. Kadoya Tsukasa says:

    FB instagram etc no matter what social media platform it is apparent that games are here to stay. To be honest I much prefer this method of utilizing media as suppose to using it for scams, bashing or just BS way that some twisted thug can think of.

  3. Bimbi says:

    Very insightful article. How about social media creating games within their sites? Are FB games more popular than actual video games?

  4. Celine says:

    Video games have always been social. It’s more fun that way. We all want to brag and shout to world that we won or finished a difficult task or achieved lots of plus points. I don’t see in the near future a parting of ways between this two.

  5. Mau says:

    Nope, I’ve never used social media as part of my gaming experience. But then I’m old school and rarely visit social media sites.

  6. Maury Cheskes says:

    Some may find it fun to see how other people beat a certain game, but personally I think it’s better to try and figure it out on your own. There’s a really good South Park episode on this very topic. Jokes.

  7. onejanedoe says:

    In response to the above post, “How can gaming consoles be more social media freindly?” Outside of making what is currently available in terms of internet play, more or less common knowledge, I don’t think there is too much more to add. You can already text and play with people all over the world right from your console, as long as you are hooked up to the internet. About the only thing I can think of, is voice recognition, so that you wouldn’t have to actually bring up a keyboard screen to write a text. Remember though, this post is from someone who is not very tech savvy, and I have very little in the way of knowledge of what is available in terms of social interaction as it relates to video games. I think that is why I believe hyping and making common, information about how to use your video game console as a social tool, would be advantageous to the video game market.

  8. Sasha says:

    How can gaming consoles be more social-media friendly? Any thoughts, guys? I’ve no complain with the current setup but I wish it could be better.

  9. Farhan says:

    Your articles are topnotch! Good job guys! This is another current issue as social media is king nowadays. Everybody wants to make money off social media. Even Nintendo gave in. But what I want to see is for social media to be integrated into video games and not the other way around.

  10. captain Ussop says:

    The merging of Social Media and the net is not dying anytime soon. It is a match made in wallets he he. However what is taking a hit from this are the old folks of media such as TV and print unless they go digital they will die sad but true.

  11. Sakura Kinomoto says:

    While this is not new, it is not that surprising either as technology progress so are we as we find ways to utilize them. Social media is an additional platform for games and ads so we can expect a boom in the years to come as it is hot right now.

  12. Britneigh says:

    Social Media is Internet 2.0 and if you wish to be relevant, a social media presence is paramount. However, I believe the gaming industry should chart its own course too. Much like the boom a decade ago, game industry can bring back its glory days in the coming years.

  13. Genoveva says:

    I honestly don’t like those updates about my friends’ game achievements! They flood my feed . Maybe Facebook can do something about it?

  14. Social media games are also an incredibly lucrative side effect to this merge. The share button on the PS4’s controller is also an extra tool for people to blend their gaming and social media lives. And I expect there to be more features like this on future consoles and systems to come.

  15. badelhas says:

    Another very well written article, congrats!

  16. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    This was fascinating. Thanks for the post.

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