Online gaming vs. Offline Gaming – Which side are you on?
Online games and offline games can be easily played with the help of your PC, tablet or smartphone. However, the requirement of an internet connection is mandatory for online games. Offline games, on the other hand, can simply be downloaded and then be played at any time, irrespective of whether an internet connection is present or not.
Both online games and offline games have their pros and cons. Here’s our verdict.
Offline multiplayer gaming with buddies isn’t just gaming, its social interaction, and bonding! It’s not about shooting some unknown dude from the other side of the world in the face, or crashing his car into a wall as you pass by.
Offline gaming gives your opponents and teammates faces and personalities. The fact that you know who you’ve lost to or won against gives multiplayer gaming a whole new meaning. For example, in online gaming, if you’re playing an FPS game and the same dude keeps killing you repeatedly, it can get incredibly frustrating. With offline, local multiplayer, the same scenario can be made less irritating. For example, if your bestie keeps killing you and is sitting right next to you, maybe you can try “accidentally” unplugging his controller (just saying).
To sum this case, how many of you have spent hours and hours with your friends playing games together? Maybe your group played Smash Bros together, or maybe it was Call of Duty, Counter Strike, NFS or Mortal Kombat. Either way, I’m sure you thoroughly enjoyed it even if you lost, because as stated earlier, it’s not only about the wins with offline multiplayer. It’s all about chilling and bonding.
Gamemela’s Case for Online Gaming
How many friends do you have who can come by to your place anytime you feel like playing a multiplayer game? Unless you live with friends who are unemployed, I seriously doubt you will be able to find a couple of friends to play a few rounds of FIFA with you whenever you want. With this being said, it’s considerably more beneficial to be able to throw in your favorite multiplayer game and let the game find you some random dudes who want to play the game just as much as you do. There will surely be plenty of people from around the world to fill up a 10 or 16 player game even if you don’t personally know them.
Sure, there are chances that you might lose badly, but if you do, the only people who bear witness to it are the ones playing with you from somewhere across the world. It’s not nearly as embarrassing, and the worst your opponents can do is abuse you through microphones or send text message to your console. Both scenarios are very easy to ignore, and most times you have the option to mute or block them. Can you mute your friends in person? Not unless you tie them up and duct tape their mouth shut in a way that would definitely raise a few eyebrows.
We personally find ourselves in favor of online gaming as opposed to offline gaming. While offline gaming provides a much deeper experience socially, online multiplayer gaming allows you to game whenever you want, regardless of whether or not you have friends around. Offline multiplayer will always have its place, but in this debate, Online Wins!
Now I pose the question to you boys and girls, which side are you on?
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