Overwatch is so addicting and I have to hug the whole Blizzard team for coming up with this game. Yes, thank you, Blizzard, for taking away my social life. Thank you for giving me that itch to go home and play your game. I'm not complaining. I love this game. It's been quite a while since a game made me not want to be a functional human being... Haha.
Anyways, I want to share a little back story. I bought this game because all my gamer friends were talking about it. I also saw clips of Bastion and... well, you know me when it comes to Robots. While I was still a NOOB, one of my college-mates from CSB, JC, commented on a #PS4Share post that I made on Facebook. We started playing together and boom, I found a new friend. Haha. It's quite odd because it took [almost] 10 years for us to start talking and laughing together. It's also funny because we didn't exactly like each other back in CSB.
This whole "Spray Wars" started as a little on-game rowdiness and it's now a way we bond on the game. We both recorded games wherein we try to place a Spray on top of each other's Spray:
This is what I enjoy most about life. When you're not looking for something, it appears. Because of this game, I met new people - people who actually get where I'm coming from. It's not some fad. It's not some popularity contest on social media. It's not something you can just download and play. It's something that takes practice, skill, and awesome / healthy competitiveness - which I absolutely enjoy about the gaming community.
I'm not trying to put down other people, but it's awesome to be able to talk to people who can relate to the eagerness you have when it comes to a competitive game. It's nice to learn new things from them because they know what they're talking about. It's such a 'BREATHER' because it actually adds some color onto my life. We get to do something we're awesome at that other people don't exactly understand. How cool is that?
But really, it takes me away from reality and blocks off all the negative thoughts / energy that roams around my life. This is why I love gaming. It's a healthy way to let it all out and stay positive despite a loss. It's such an awesome way to get the gears in your mind moving. It's also a neat way to meet new people who just understand where you're coming from without having to say anything in particular. It's awesome.
Photo from: Ijon Kaw