01/05/2020

Games Why online gaming is a great way to stay connected and busy during isolation

Why online gaming is a great way to stay connected and busy during isolation 

People around the globe are facing issues due to the coronavirus lockdown. Working from home is one small hurdle to overcome, but for most people, the problems extend much further than that. As a nation, we have all realised how important basic human interaction is. We have never communicated more through social media, Zoom and other means, but it has highlighted the importance of gaming for many people. 

Previously, playing against online gamers for hours on end might have seemed like a strange way to spend time, but during the lockdown, it has become the norm for many. Here are the reasons why online gaming is a great way to be spending your time right now. 

 

Communicating with others 

Although many families are isolating together, there are plenty of people in the country who are on their own. This might be for medical reasons, but they also might not have many family members who can fit another person into the home. For these people, gaming is a great way to stay connected with others. 

No matter what time of day or night, there are always people to speak to on online games thanks to the difference in time zones around the world. Some games allow you to work together to achieve a common goal, some will have you work against one another, but the important thing is speaking to another person and having a conversation. 

As families and friends log on to Zoom and Teams to talk with one another, gamers are sticking to their usual methods to get some well-needed human interaction. 

 

Occupying time 

Many people are struggling to find ways to use their time right now. Most are picking up new hobbies, but a great indoor hobby to enjoy is gaming. Not only is there a wide variety of games to play online, but you can change as many times as you like, as soon as you get bored, choose another. 

In a time where most people have too much on their hands, online gaming is a great way to pass the time doing something that stimulates the mind and keeps you interested in long durations. 

 

Are you one of those online gamers who is currently reveling in the additional time to play your favourites? Perhaps you’re already a fanatic about the industry and are considering developing a career in the industry. If you want to find out more about the fantastic Games courses that are on offer at the University of Bolton, click here. 

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