The Influence of Social Media on Gaming Habits

September 12, 2018, is National Video Games Day here in the United States! Gamers throughout the country celebrate this day by playing their very favorite video games. From Nintendo Switch to PlayStation 4, consoles will be working overtime come September 12. Because video games are important to many members of the Aronson digital team, we were curious to learn more about their video game habits and if they use any social media platforms to enhance their abilities or heighten their experience.

Thanks to numerous advancements in video game technology, it’s pretty obvious that the industry has come a long way since the days of Pong and Pac-Man. Now that video game play is so influenced by the Internet, the way gamers navigate gameplay and interact with other players has changed drastically, specifically in terms of social media. Facebook offers a gaming feature for its users, which as a result popularized browser-based multiplayer games. The popular streaming platform Twitch is a gaming hotspot, with gamers live-streaming their gameplay for fans. YouTube walkthroughs, guides, and tutorials are also popular amongst gamers.

SEO team member Joe began his video game journey by playing Battle Chess, initially encouraged by his dad. In fact, Joe played PC games Myth, Myth II, and Day of Defeat competitively for over ten years! Because he has a busy schedule, Joe likes to stay in the loop by watching streams on Twitch.

Content writer Ross confirms that Twitch is a huge social media tool for modern gamers, although he prefers listening to streamers rather than watching their videos. Mostly, he finds out about new games through various social media platforms. Ross’s favorite games are Forza Motorsports 7, Skyrim, and Resident Evil 4, and when he was a kid, titles like Gran Turismo and Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit were games that increased his interest in both video games and cars.

Ruben, also an SEO team member, has religiously played video games since the age of five. His journey began by playing games on Sega and Nintendo consoles. Ruben also uses Twitch to learn tips and tricks from pro gamers, and YouTube for tutorials and reviews. He also follows various game pages on Facebook so he can interact with other gamers.

SEO team member Matthias took an interest in video games when he started playing Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64 when he was a kid. Interestingly, Matthias watches videos of the game he’s playing for background noise. Although Matthias isn’t biased when it comes to platform, he’s recently taken an interest in Xbox One and enjoys playing Fifa, Rocket League, and Fortnite.

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