Co-Office Mode: Videogames to Defeat Office Problems

Jobs are great, aren’t they? Well having money is, and having a job seems to be one of the few ways to actually earn cash nowadays so I guess we need them. But let’s be honest; no job is perfect, a few are faaar from perfect and working from home has only exasperated these problems whilst creating some new ones. So right now we at Platform are recommending using IRL gaming sessions with your co-workers to squash that beef, and at the same time enjoying a few drinks all while the company picks up the tab. Perfect. Here are our top 5 office and home office work problems and the top video games that will solve them:

5) Problem – I can’t work with this clown

Solution – Portal 2. Sometimes you just don’t see eye to eye with a colleague. Maybe you have different Myers-Briggs personality types or maybe it’s because they are a complete moron. If the latter is the case we recommend team up on this cerebral puzzle video game where you need to work together to progress. If you aren’t brought aren’t able to work side by side after a few levels then at the very least, they’ll realise how much smarter you are than them and learn to simply follow your lead.

4) Problem – I need a promotion

Solution – Rainbow 6 Siege. Levelling up at work isn’t quite as simple as farming for experience points (although actual farming does work that way), often it’s about being noticed by the right people and showing leadership in high-pressure situations. In which case gather together your line manager and some other senior types to create a Rainbow 6 counter-terrorism team. Nothing will impress them more than you taking charge of a tense hostage situation in Realistic mode. Show them how you keep your cool before breaching a door with C4 and directing them through a carefully planned room clearance. After handling yourself with a 416-C Carbine light machine gun your boss will know that you’re ready for increased responsibilities and a bigger paycheque. This is a guaranteed promotion getter. Probably.

3) Problem – Dealing with big egos

 

Solution – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. People with out of control egos are literally in every business in the world. They always have an opinion, they love sharing it, and they will never admit to being wrong. Studies have shown that these loudmouths can be effectively dealt with by a cutting the brakes on their car however this is often considered “too extreme”. So how can you take them down a peg or two in a more constructive (and legal) manner? Enter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This fast-paced battle royale with a single victor will appeal to their self-described alpha sensibilities but this is no place for the overconfident. Use your tactics, play smart and put these overconfident fools back in their place. Ego death has a new, sweeter meaning with PUGB.

2) Problem – Too many loooong zooom meetings

Solution – Mario Party. Long meetings are terrible. Long meeting over zoom? The worst thing possible. But how can you get rid of these unnecessary timesinks out of your 9-5 without resorting to an ALL CAPS COMPANY WIDE EMAIL? Show your co-workers the beauty of brevity with a game of Mario Party. 80+ minigames that can be explained, commenced and completed in 5 minutes. Blow some minds, shrink some meetings, have some fun. 

1)Problem – Loneliness 

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Solution – Play any game together IRL. The number one problem facing the UK workforce at the moment is loneliness. If you’re one of the millions of Britons currently working from home you’ll know that the loss of colleague comradery really stings. Tea runs become notably easier but less meaningful, chats with houseplants get stale quickly, and your commute whilst short makes for a more monotonous living space. The clear answer is to get together and have some escapist fun. Pick a game, ANY game and get stuck in. Have a drink, fuck it have a several. Then KO your CEO. And the best thing is that it all fits under the umbrella of “teambuilding” so you can make the boss pick up up the tab. Win/win. 

 

Pro-Gamer Tip: Join our WFH League with your colleagues to keep the good times going even after you leave Platform.

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