The video game industry is massive today. In total, the video game industry pulls in more than the movie AND the music business combined per year, while that is a pretty crazy fact, that doesn’t surprise me all that much. People tend to stereotype gamers as people who lack communication skills and in general are very awkward people to be around. Today I’ll be talking about a game, and a phenomenon that disproves that fact.
As a gamer myself, one of my favorite games to play nowadays is called Overwatch. Overwatch is a first person shooter that focuses much more on working as a team than being a yolo lone wolf off on your own like people tend to do in CoD or Halo. In Overwatch, you have many different characters with many different personalities to differentiate themselves from one another, each has their own unique playstyle, and they all work together or counter one another in some way, shape or form. Unlike your typical first person shooter such as Call of Duty where it’s gun versus gun and whoever is better at aiming typically wins the fight, Overwatch takes a different approach. One example may be if your opponent is playing Roadhog, you will play Reaper to counter him. Reaper has an upper hand against Roadhog and can really help turn the fight in your favor as such.