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Talking With Strangers On Online Video Games

By: Brad Manock

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            I do not often play video games anymore. Right now I usually only play video games while hanging out with friends playing “Call of Duty” games. These advanced video game systems have microphones attached which allows players to talk to each other in real time. At some point some tech developer thought this was a good idea. In this article I will discuss some of the things that happen when engaging in online video game conversations.

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Being Bad at Popular Video Games as a Socially Awkward Person


By: Brad Manock

            I am pretty good at some video games, great at some, but the popular first person shooters were the only ones that people cared about. I was always terrible at these games. I have discussed this several times in the past but, I only seem to be good at things that people don’t care about. Growing up there were several times where I was at a friend’s house with a bunch of people and played a game such as “Call of Duty” or “Halo” or occasionally “Guitar Hero.” Of course the expectations were high for me because I was awkward and played video games all the time, and each time I would disappointingly under-perform. In this article I am going to discuss gaming the old fashion way, face-to-face and why I was usually terrible at it. Continue reading