What's your TAKE on streaming videogames on the internet?

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Watchin' people play videogames on the internet!

I watch frequently, mainly for the hosts.
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18%
I watch frequently, mainly for the games.
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No votes
I'll watch occasionally, if it's a game I'm interested in.
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No votes
I don't watch much/at all, but I DO stream myself!
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9%
I watch AND stream frequently! I'm part of the community!!
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9%
I only watch VODs/Let's Plays after the fact, for games I'm interested in.
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9%
I can't think of a bigger waste of time than watching someone else play a videogame.
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36%
OTHER?!??!!?!? (Explain below!)
2
18%
 
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What's your TAKE on streaming videogames on the internet?

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Talkin' about Twitch here, or YouTube live gaming, or Mixer, or all them shits! What's your TAKE?!
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I'll watch you guys every once in a while! You, Flack and Lex would be the ones I think have the personality for it who are also male.
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All the streaming games seem to be Call Of Duty, first person shooters.

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AArdvark wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:25 am
All the streaming games seem to be Call Of Duty, first person shooters.
Of the top ten most viewed categories on Twitch right now, two are first person shooters.
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I have watched videos of people playing certain games, mostly when I wanted to figure out how to solve a roadblock in the game. Or I know I don't have the dexterity to actually finish the game and I'll watch to see how it goes. Mostly Half-Life and Portal.

I once recorded myself playing Dedàle, a puzzle game I gave up on because it was too hard. I even considered writing one of my own similar to it.

I just realized there is nothing new about watching other people play a game, because Professional Chess matches have been doing the same thing for over a hundred years. Back in 1972, the big thing (after Nixon's reelection) was the Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky chess tournament where Fischer beat Spassky, seriously humiliating the Soviet Union in the process.
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I voted for the option closest to how I feel, but the option that would have been perfect for me would have been "I'll watch occasionally, if it's a PERSON I'm interested in." I find I'm not that interested in streams where the host doesn't have a cam (or at least talking). Conversely, I subscribe to several streamers who could play anything at all and I would watch. It's the personalities I enjoy more than the specific games.

I have only streamed a couple of times, but it is very exciting to me. I love the idea that people are watching live and interacting with you.
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I just realized there is nothing new about watching other people play a game, because Professional Chess matches have been doing the same thing for over a hundred years.
This falls somewhere between "uninformed" and "ignorant." There are people making literally more than a million dollars a year streaming games. People a hundred years ago were not watching chess matches halfway across the globe in reali time and interacting with the players, and nobody was making a million dollars.
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I liked Day[9] when he was not streaming, but when he would take a break. I guess he was doing commentary though and not playing.

I will never forget or forgive Don Rogers for how he betrayed me on that one when I tried to get one of Day[9]'s bits on the show.
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I loved my Day[9] shirt, but eventually got too fat to wear it, so I used it as a jizz rag. Now it'd fit again, but I don't want to wear it anymore.
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pinback wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:56 pm
I loved my Day[9] shirt, but eventually got too fat to wear it, so I used it as a jizz rag. Now it'd fit again, but I don't want to wear it anymore.
You could just throw it in the wash and run it on a bleach cycle. It won't affect the smell.
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