The nature of gaming has meant that the industry is experiencing a boom during the coronavirus pandemic. More than ever, adults and kids alike are turning particularly to gaming to fill some of their spare time, to escape from the coronavirus news that surrounds us 24/7, or simply to escape - just a little - from family or housemates!
Without doubt, games can help us get through the pandemic in many ways. Los Angeles Times game critic Todd Martens wrote this past week about the relevance of gaming in the current environment. In the article, experts weigh in on how games like Animal Crossing offer a welcome distraction in the form of a non-competitive experience, allowing virtual connections at a time when we can't make real ones.
Quoted in the article, Minitel gaming analyst John Poelking said: "...in a time like now, there's going to be the people who haven't considered [gaming], realize there's something for them and stick with it... the need to be social without being competitive." Read the full article here.
Here at VideoElephant, we too have seen an increase in demand for video content on topics such as gaming tips, what's new, and platform and game recommendations. The volume and variety of gaming video content that we've seen means that there isn't just plenty for casual and professional gamers, but video content also makes it easier for new gamers, or those still considering it as a new hobby, to learn more.
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