A few years ago, I was approached by a friend about appearing in a documentary about online multiplayer gaming. This friend, DevilStick, has released his documentary to the world now and I encourage you to check it out.
This documentary was made when the gaming community seemed to be building at an incredible rate. LAN parties were huge and it seemed most everyone was playing one or two games. These days, there’s a lot more fragmentation. Grabbing random gamers from a single geographical location won’t net you 50% Quake II/III players and 50% Counter-strike players anymore. You would more likely see eight or ten different games being played, like Battlefield 1942, Counter-strike: Source, Unreal Tournament 2004, Doom III, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Everquest 2, and so on.
I hope DevilStick decides to do a follow-up to this sometime in the future. There are so many interesting facets to the gaming community that I think are fascinating to learn about and to explore.