On twitter often you will see people talk about uniting gamers or bringing them together. Even myself has said this but what does it really mean? Before I started this whole “Gamer Motion” project I saw that many gaming sites/ groups focused way too much on dividing the gaming community up. For example, There are Nintendo fan groups who only talk and cover Nintendo stuff. They would insult and disrespect gamers who play anything else. Another example would be the Call of Duty community. Some people only play online shooters and consider everything else to not be a real game. This was all very disappointing for me to see cause I grew up in the age of gaming where we played whatever we felt like. In school, We would talk about what new games we played and how amazing it was. We never wasted our time fighting over it, we just loved the whole experience of it. Times changed, Now we got different types of games on different platforms which leaves a lot of gamers in their own little circles. It reminds me of a high school lunch room.
The idea behind Gamer Motion was to set a positive image for the gaming community. Why focus on 1 brand, 1 platform, 1 category or generation? We spend so much time fighting over it that we forget why we even play games in the first place. Do you play Call of Duty just to yell at people online or boost your ego? NO, that is not what it is about…maybe for some people but not for me. Setting a positive image means not using my brand to start fights or force my views on anyone. Instead, It should excite people about what is going on in the gaming community. These days everything is so online centered that some people are too scared to go to a local tournament and make new REAL friends. I want to break this stereotype and thankfully I have a good amount of supporters on my mission.
Is it possible to bring gamers together? A part of me says YES confidently but at the same time I know that no matter what some gamers will stay in their little circle no matter what. At the end of the day I can’t judge. I often say “Do what works for you”. If sticking to 1 video game all year long is your thing then I can’t judge you. However, I aim to make this blog and this brand into proof that you can bring gamers together in a positive manner. How? In the NYC area we have multiple events/ meetups. Its always a friendly atmosphere at these events. Also with twitter, On @GamerMotion We now have over 10,000 followers. I am able to connect people and connect with gamers unlike ever before. Hopefully I can get people to understand that being a gamer is way more than just playing 1 game.