The gaming culture is a new type of popular culture that is based on video games. It is not just about a solitary teenager shut up in their bedrooms and hitting the buttons of their controllers. Socialising through gaming is a great and unique way of interacting with a group of friends, and this type of group gaming is called a LAN party.
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With the Internet growing into a massive communication tool several years ago, online games have evolved that allow gamers to play and communicate with people all over the world.
Having been brought up in an environment where playing games was mostly forbidden as I was taught to focus more on school and academic subjects, I believe I have not really been part of any gaming cultures. When I was younger I played games occasionally (the two main ones that I can remember are Age of Empires II and The Sims), but other than that I have not really spent time specifically at gatherings just to play games or go to LAN parties. Recently, my parents have been more relaxed about me playing video games, and I frequently call a friend or two to come to my place and play multi-player ones. I would like to experience a LAN party some day, too…