Everyone has played some video games in their life, but the new generations are more into it than ever before. Video games have become a part of many people’s lives and they can be found everywhere these days. Not just console’s, but also on our everyday’s phones and even on our TVs.

Video games bring people together and there is nothing better than getting together with friends to play them. But sometimes it is too much, and we end up using our skills in a virtual world.

Because people who love video games usually tend to be very analytical and observant about their surroundings when playing and that is why many gamers are using that analytical skill to learn more about the world around them or to land analytic jobs.

So, if you are a gamer and you think you have a knack for analysing and learning from your surroundings then here are some tips on how you can further explore your interests and discover new hobbies, as well as make new friends while doing so. This way, your “videogame” skills will also help in the real world and build real friendships!

Play With New People

There is nothing better than meeting new people and trying new things. Video games are a great way to break out of your comfort zone and get to know new people. If you find yourself having a tough time meeting people because of your interests, then video games could be the answer for you. If you love playing video games with a community, then joining starting a gaming club might be perfect for you. In these clubs, everyone will share their ideas about playing the game and each person can have their say. It’s also a great idea to find other like-minded people who share your interest in video games as well as other interests outside of gaming in general. With some effort put into finding groups on social media, you could meet interesting new friends all while playing video games!

Read News As A Gamer

Reading the news can be a tedious task. You have to go through a lot of articles that take a while to digest and are not always relevant. However, if you are a gamer, then reading the news can be a lot more fun and fast thanks to your analytical view. Good news sites like The Independent or CNN provide detailed articles about stories that are happening in the world today. If you want to know more about what’s happening in your area, in the tech industry or across the world, then these types of news sites are an excellent starting point!

Watch Educational Videos… And Gameplays

One of the best ways to learn is by watching educational videos. The internet has the largest collection of educational videos you can find, and they are all accessible online. There are video games, cooking tutorials, science lectures, and more that are available on YouTube. But your analytical skill will be put to use while you watch these videos because it’s your job to pay attention to what the person in front of you is doing and how they are doing it. With your analytical skills, you will also be able to identify any mistakes they make and can avoid those mistakes yourself when playing video games or cooking. So, these videos will be even more helpful to you. And that way, you will be able to improve your own game or life skills quickly without taking up too much time.

Below is a channel with some nice gameplay for instance.


Video games have been around for decades and they’ve evolved a lot since then. They’ve become more and more popular, especially with the latest advancement of technology. With the new trend of gamers, video gameplays have become a social activity that can help you make friends and have fun, but are also making us more and more “virtual”. But most gamers share similar skill set, especially in the analytical area, which could be used also outside the videogames. Don’t use your potential (just) on videogames!