Do You Like Watching Other People Play Video Games?

Gaming 2012/05/14 13:00:00
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For some people, gaming is a fully interactive experience. There is no game without a controller in your hand. But for others, watching a friend play is almost as good as playing it yourself. In fact, there are people literally making a living out of "video game voyeurism" by playing through video games with a microphone and maybe a webcam, recording it, and posting it on YouTube for hundreds, thousands, even millions of viewers.

These professional gamers take a variety of angles, from co-op adventure channels like Yogscast, which focuses on open-ended games like "Minecraft" and "Guild Wars 2," to solo horror-comedy channels like PewDiePie, who essentially films himself reacting to the most terrifying games on the market. Most of these channels rely heavily on the personalities of the people playing, and the best try to make viewers feel like they're sitting in the room right there with them. Do you enjoy watching other people play video games?

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  • KiroPrincess 2015/05/02 08:41:25 (edited)
    as much of a gamer girl as I am. I love watching other people play, I'm a huge fan of PewDiePie. I love his playthroughs. but I also love Vash and Cobanermani as well as some others.
  • Tylurr 2013/01/22 01:20:36
    Friends, though.

    I figure if I play through something before them, I can help out if they get stuck.

    If I don't, two heads figure out a situation better than one.

    And the best part is?

    Raging and making fun of ridiculous games.
  • John Smith 2013/01/20 05:58:18
    John Smith
    Yogscast, cry, pewdiepie, Nova, Sp00n, inthelittlewood, sototallytoby, thestrippin, Tobuscus, Seananners, hutch, eatmydiction, chilled chaos, I could go on forever.
  • Allen 2012/09/16 12:56:50
    I'd like to play the game, too, but watching their gameplay is also nice. Maybe I can learn some useful strategies when I play the game for myself.
  • Y_hajiya 2012/09/15 21:34:42
    Whay you don't come to kuwat
  • Y_hajiya Y_hajiya 2012/09/15 22:00:19 (edited)
    I'm sorry my height is 6.6 not 1.2
  • Sintwa 2012/08/24 12:43:24
    PewDiePie is awesome XD
  • Shadow 2012/08/22 19:25:04 (edited)
    I do if it's a game i don't have. Xfire live videos are my fave. I take them as live game support or a live walk-through. My youngest son watches youtube videos and likes them more for the reactions of the player rather than anything else, all the screaming and cussing, which i find annoying. Most time i watch clan battles in certain games.
  • Allen Escalaera 2012/08/17 21:06:19
  • Constantine 2012/07/25 13:26:25 (edited)
    Oh god no. I can't stand it. THEY FAIL SO MUCH!

    I'll admit though Tobuscus playing happy wheel is fanfukinfruitalicious!
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/07/12 07:03:13
    And you can learn while you watch too.(:
  • zero 2012/07/12 07:01:05
    Only if they're good though.
  • jay-lowxxx 2012/07/11 16:03:27
  • Titanium X 2012/07/10 23:47:30
    Titanium X
    I like playing them by myself or with a friend.
  • asherbash 2012/07/09 15:19:22
    I really like some of the "let's play" videos on YouTube. There are some games that I know I would SUCK at playing, but I'm still interested in them. I don't mind watching someone else play.
  • Blake Visentin 2012/07/05 20:29:35
    Blake Visentin
    i dont like watching my friend play games but i like good comentators on utube
  • White Raven 2012/07/05 01:09:20
    White Raven
    I'm not much of a gamer myself, but I'm a heck of a right-wing man! Depending on the game, its better to have two pairs of eyes on the lookout for enemys or hidden goodies and a second brain to figure out codes, riddles, and remember passwards. So in some ways I'm as involved as the player themselves.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/07/03 14:49:54
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    that sounds kinda lame
  • <3QueenO'Hearts<3 2012/07/03 07:14:18
    it bugs the crap out of me, i just want to take over lol
  • Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bage... 2012/07/03 02:30:33
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    to an extent after a while it can get boring.... unless it's minecraft
  • susan BN-0 2012/07/02 00:32:52
    susan BN-0
    Not really,except for when my boyfriend plays the drakes fortune games,because Nathan Drake Is so funny.
  • handimom 2012/07/01 22:00:05
    I do not enjoy playing them and they hurt my eyes, but I like to see my friends have a good time.
  • mblythe95 2012/06/29 19:51:00
  • BrokenSoul 2012/06/27 17:21:32
    When I watch other people play, I constantly think why didn't they do this, or why didn't they do that, and the lack of control makes me furious.
  • Nika 2012/06/27 15:32:41
    I remember watching my older brother play "World of Warcraft". It was fun to watch him kill everything in his way :D.
  • LunarRain 2012/06/27 06:39:05
    Unless your watching 2 people battle in like mortal kombat or soul caliber and there really good otherwise no
  • Tiffiany Bradshaw 2012/06/25 16:42:32
    Tiffiany Bradshaw
    Because he's good at baseball
  • Jwrdy 2012/06/25 01:19:53
    Meh, I've adapted to it.
  • diana fuentes 2012/06/24 18:14:13
    diana fuentes
    i love watching my brother play and i help him some times!!!!!!
  • Ninja 2012/06/23 01:46:29
    all of my friends can watch me play. but as soon as a zombie apocalypse starts and they don't know which button right trigger is i take the controller and take over
  • Amy Lynn 2012/06/21 07:03:42
    Amy Lynn
    Depending on the game & the person, but usually do watch. doesn't bother me.
  • Boaafoos 2012/06/20 05:18:05
    I always feel I would do better if I were the one playing..... besides, my friends like to watch me play.. I try my best to make it feel like a watching a movie
  • AngryGabby 2012/06/15 17:46:41
    I probably would cry if I tried to play Amnesia: the Dark Descent...

    But the reactions of others are HYSTERICAL.
  • Tallulah 2012/06/12 02:22:24
    Only if they make funny comments on things like tobuscus does ^-^
  • AngryGabby Tallulah 2012/06/15 17:49:48
    Ever seen the Amnesia play throughs?

    Daniel: O_O We're going to die.
    Toby: ^_^ We're fine!
  • Tallulah AngryGabby 2012/06/20 01:08:44
    yeah ^-^ those were the best!
  • AngryGabby Tallulah 2012/06/21 23:41:50 (edited)
    He is hysterical himself, but it gets even better when he's scared.

    "The (insert random noun here) of Safety!"
  • Aiden Miller 2012/06/11 09:24:03
    Aiden Miller
    I hate sitting there and watching other people play, it's boring....... even more so when I've played the game before and know what to do... I don't like watching people wonder around aimlessly....
  • BrokenSoul Aiden M... 2012/06/27 17:23:51
    Watching people wander around cluelessly makes me want to throttle them. Especially when I'm screaming at them what to do. Then I realise I'm watching youtube at work and everyone is looking at me funny.
  • Chris Tate 2012/06/05 16:29:38
    Chris Tate
    If they're a whole hell of a lot better, like my cause can destroy me at first person shooters and he'll lay modern warfare and he's a great sniper and I find it amusing to watch him pick off whole teams

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