Technology has helped shape the ways in which we connect with others. Society used to rely on face to face communication, but now cell phones and the internet have drastically changed this. Cell phones and the internet allow others to connect with people whenever and wherever they wish. Video games are also offering gamers more ways to connect with others by playing their games online with friends. Video game console makers have joined ranks with computer makers to ensure their patrons are able to play online.
The Nintendo Wii is one video game console that has taken the aspect of connecting with friends online to a whole new level. Wii offers its users the ability to play online for free with the purchase of games that are playable online. With games such as Mario Party 8, friends can connect together to play games online. The game is a lot more fun while playing with all of your friends as you complete mini-games to make it through the interactive game board. Playing video games online with your friends on the Wii isn’t just for teens and adults, kids will enjoy playing Spongebob Squarepants: Atlantis Squarepants which is geared towards kids. In this game, players compete against each other with interactive online games.
Wii fans are not the only ones that can play online; the Sony PlayStation 3 also has a lot to offer online with your friends. PlayStation 3 users can play online free if they have a game that is playable online. One of the top selling games, Call of Duty: Black Ops, allow players to connect online and play against their friends and other players. Friends can join together on teams or go head to head against each other in groups. Another popular game with online features is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. This game introduces Need For Speed Autolog which allows friends to connect to each other directly and compare experiences and challenges.
The Microsoft Xbox 360 offers multiple gamer experiences with your friends. Xbox 360 offers a paid subscription to their Xbox Live service which allows gamers to connect with others and play online. The top online playable game for the Xbox 360 is Red Dead Redemption. This game allows groups of up to sixteen players to play online together. Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a game that is always considered live. It updates automatically with content that offers seamless offline and online integration. Players can enjoy playing with their friends with new content that is added and updated over the course of the game.
If you don’t own a video game console, don’t worry. Computers also offer video games that can be played online with friends. The most popular online game, available only on the computer, is World of Warcraft. Friends can create toons on the same server within World of Warcraft and enjoy playing together as they level. World of Warcraft also features its own instant messenger so friends can communicate while playing.
As you can see, technology has drastically changed the ways in which we can connect with people. Playing video games online with friends is another way to spend time together without having to leave the comfort of your home.