So /v/ do you use vidya as a way to bond and socialize more with people, or as a way to isolate yourself from the world further?
probably like 30% socializing 70% isolation
I bond with my cousin when we talk about vidya, but we rarely play together because we don't own the same systems and he doesn't have a PC. I also avoid multiplayer games at all costs. So I guess I play to isolate myself? Thats not how I see it though, but whatever babygirl
Been a mix. Used to game a lot with my friends when I was younger. Got a bit nerdier with my game playing after I lost touch with them so now I usually socialize with other stuff and game in a more focused way.
Like I can easily see gaming being everything from the only friend a suicidal NEET might have too being just a party tool or something friends do together to pass time. It's pretty broad in how it's applicable as compared to shit like books and shit.
I met my wife playing video games.
As a kid, definitely a way to socialize, but as I get older it's more of a means of isolation given the current state of communities.
I wasn't really afraid to meet new people when starting out a game but now it just feels like a hassle.
Plus it hurts thinking about all the people you've seen go offline for the last time.
you could say this for any recreational actvitiy
>tfw wife thinks videogames are silly
>still just lets me have my thing, and we sometimes play together with a SNES emulator
Feels pretty good.
Sort of both. I like to play MP games with my circle of vidya buddies (formed by couple of my IRL friends and their friends), but I couldn't give a shit about socializing with new people over the internet.
Although I have to admit that I met some of those current IRL friends through certain tightly knit internet community the first time, but that was a fluke that is unlikely to repeat.
Did I ruin your thread? I'm sorry.
damn channel 7 were really struggling for content on their morning programs since that infomercial guy had brain damage. I reckon the guy thought I'm on a scooter and a b-grade celeb so i don't have to obey road rules
Married men have this air of conceit and cuckery about all of them. Like, I have my wife, now I can be a betamax but I'm also bringing in the money so I can do whatever I want, within my wife's limits.
No offense, dude, you're probably getting laid.
>have this air of conceit and cuckery
This is the most /v/ post ive ever seen in my life
Talking to people online that I met through videogames is the closest thing to social activities that I do. I don't actually play with people frequently though, I just play the same things as others.
I'm antisocial behind a screen like i'm antisocial in real life
ironically i almost play multiplayer games, but that's because i like the feeling of domination ad admiration
narcissism is a hell of a drug