For Men Who Hate Talking On The Phone, Games Keep Friendships Alive
Any time a friend of Eddie Gill’s calls him on the phone, his first thought is: “Why the fuck are you calling me?”
Interesting foray into the psychology of social connectedness and how it differs across the genders.
I can relate to a decent chunk of it where the friendships that were made through gaming at least in my network seem to be deeper and more long lasting.
“What is clear is that video games aren’t just entertainment—they’re communication technologies. When Eddie Gill wants to “open a beer and sit down to play games and talk over the Xbox headset,” he’s not just sitting down to play Apex. He’s keeping his friendships alive.”Posted on 2019-06-09T22:38:54+0000