The internet has made playing video games a more social and connected experience. In addition to making global multiplayer matches and social/sharing features possible, the internet also enabled us gamers to form online communities and engage in discussions, analysis, and banter, all in the name of video games, the hobby we know and love.
In the Philippines, several online communities consisting of gamers have been formed through-out the years. These digitally connected communities share similarities but also have their unique, defining characteristics. Being a member of these communities myself, I appreciate being able to talk to and connect with people who not only share my interest in video games but also face mostly the same socio-economic and cultural issues and experiences that I do.