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You're correct, it is a thing. Same thing could be said about people who watch and follow sports teams "why are they watching instead of playing"? Because it's a different experience.Celcius said:The reason people watch people play games on Twitch over play them themselves are the same exact reasons that people watch people play games at their friends house. It is essentially the new version of that experience for a ton of people.Gorwe said:some-clueless-guy said:Maybe it is thanks because of my crappy connection preventing me from watching twitch, but I never really understood the whole point behind watching someone else play a video game. It's like choosing porn over sex.Tiller said:
There is also this trend now that, as much as people protest and say, “Why are you canceling a linear, story-based game? This is the kind of game we want,” people aren’t necessarily buying them. They’re watching somebody else play them online.
You don't need anyone else for porn, don't have to worry about diseases / pregnancies and the like and is immediately available. I fully understand why some prefer it. Don't have to worry about other side's health, emotions etc. Fully independent.
I get the comparison and it can't really be fully applied, but there's that. Example in video games:
You can have a full e-sport experience everytime you want it without being hassled with playing yourself. This is just like real sport. Some only like to watch it. Some only like to play it. Then there are "all in" and "fold" crowds.
Though I have next to no idea why would someone watch a stream of a singleplayer game. If a person's so strapped for cash...why not pirate it? /clueless
The reason people watch youtube videos of people playing games is almost always to determine if they want the game themselves, but also what their favorite youtuber did in "x" situation. Look at any let's play series. The most viewed videos will almost ALWAYS be the first and last.
Oh look another shitty freemium mobile game further tarnishing the Star Wars name. EA is the worst.
Electronic Arts has nothing to do with the mobile games.
Great job with the blind, ignorant hatred though.
Yes they do actually. Ever hear of EA Mobile?
no, they do NOT.
the fact that EA has mobile games, doesn't automatically mean they made this one.
It actually started getting worse around mid December. A year ago it was the 1080 cards, but now it's mostly the 1060 cards that seem to be sold out quickly because they are the new mining hotness. Also most stores are selling the full range of cards way above MSRP at the moment just to cash in on the wave of price gouging the resellers are able to pull off. You actually save money if you can buy direct from the manufacturers if they have them in stock.GeezerGamer said:Bought a 1050Ti about 6mo ago. Didn't have a problem then.