How Popular is Gaming at our School?

How Popular is Gaming at our School?

Matt Rindi, writer

Can you believe you can get famous from just playing video games? It’s pretty amazing. Gaming has become a more popular form of entertainment in the world because it exists in so many forms to be consumed. And it’s only going to get more diverse from here! As virtual reality and augmented reality devices become more common, VR and AR games will become more common as well.  This is why there are so many types of games that are in our new generation right now.

But there are so many gaming YouTube channels, and ever sense covid-19, even more  people have been creating gaming content, and it’s amazing! Gaming creates such creativity in people’s lives. Sometimes it’s good to game, because you can go into another world to let go of some stress and forget about things you don’t really want to do. Some games, such as the Action & Adventure category, are considered the best to help relieve stress. That’s followed by shooter games and puzzle games. You can even use multiple gaming systems! A person named Hales says, “for those looking for support, gaming as a hobby can offer a confidence-boosting sense of achievement which may be lacking in other aspects of their lives. ”

There are so many people who game! There are about 89 million game console users in the United States in the first quarter of 2017 alone! The most popular video game of all time is Minecraft! The second is Counterstrike, and third is Grand Theft Auto 5. But I don’t know about Nintendo putting Steve from Minecraft into Super Smash Bros as A DLC character. But I mean don’t get me wrong, he’s been getting lots of likes, so it’s not really an issue. A lot of people like him in that game.

There’s some interesting competition going on between Roblox and Fortnite. But why are these the ones that are in the first and second place spots?! I don’t know, it’s a bit confusing. Fortnite is a better game. It has 152 million players, and Roblox has 178 million accounts.  But there are more active Fortnite players then Roblox players. Also Minecraft is the most popular game right now. Which I would blame for Fortnite and Roblox not being the most popular game.

Games have been around since 1972, when this person named Magnavox released the Magnavox Odyssey. Video games were introduced in amusement arcades in the late 1970’s and were most popular during the golden age of arcade video games. There are some popular horror games that a lot of people play. In 2020, there’s been some excellent horror games released. Resident Evil 2 remake is the best example, but even more are yet to come.

And you may have some friends who might play popular games too. Or maybe you play the less popular games. I interviewed Mason Chamberlain and asked him a few questions about gaming. Here’s what he had to say:

“Gaming has became more popular because of covid-19. Gaming in our school has been so popular. In quarantine, there were lots of people with nothing to do, so they started gaming.”

I asked him why he thinks gaming is so popular. He said, “It’s entertaining to play them because of the change of settings in the different games you play. You could say there are a lot of people who play all sort of video games.