Today marked an important day when two departments in our company linked up to play Call of Duty 2 during lunchtime. The culture of gamers built up slowly, I can still remember that there used to be only the 4 of us in the old days.
When we found out that another department was playing as well, we were excited. It took a while to work around all the technical details due to our IT infrastructure, but we did it. Now, we get to enjoy lunch time fragging of ~20 player games every day.
Gaming has come a long way to general acceptance. Now I see it opening up a way to socially connect strangers in the same company. We are all good natured in my department and not crazy enough to want to stab someone when we get killed, don’t know about the other department, I guess we will see in the future.