For some reason, the word “gamer” has always had a negative connotation, despite games being a generally harmless, fun and rewarding pastime for all. However, as more and more of the world is forced to stay inside of their homes because of the pandemic, an increasing amount of people have also started turning to video games to pass the time, socialize with others, have fun and escape the “cabin fever” that’s experienced by so many.
So what if you want to join in on the fun? Here’s what you need to do.
Getting Into Gaming Amid The Pandemic
Getting into gaming and becoming a “gamer” is actually one of the easiest things in the world. Because while other people might say that you need the latest console or the newest gaming computer with the highest specs alongside glowing keyboards and expensive gaming chairs, the truth is that anyone who plays a game is a gamer, same as anyone who creates art can be called an artist.
In fact, people who play games on their mobile phones are still gamers, simple as that. But if you do have some money to shell out and considering playing the more famous games, then you can choose between a gaming console like the PS4 or Nintendo Switch, or set up your own gaming PC. Both have their own pros and cons, as well as their own exclusive games. Sony’s PS4 in particular, is famous for its exclusives like “God of War,” “The Last of Us” and the new “Spider-Man” game. If you want a more relaxed experience, however, then the Nintendo Switch has a bevy of titles that can help you relax while under quarantine, such as the ever-famous “Animal Crossing” series.
Do note that while some games are easy to pick up and enjoy, more games nowadays focus on bigger worlds and varied systems, such as “Breath of the Wild’s” chemistry engine and “The Witcher’s” many skill trees and world building.
At the end of the day, however, what matters is what you’ll have fun with since it’s your time you’ll be investing. So pick the games and system that you feel fits you, and don’t forget to enjoy games.