So yesterday I was pretty frustrated at not having a Titanfall code for either the Xbox One or PC, so found myself watching a few games on Twitch.tv. I have already vented my frustration at professional gamers but this service infuriated me further.
Obviously a lot of you will be familiar with Twitch, it’s basically a place where people go to see live gameplay of games, played by their favorite gamers. Since when had watching people play games been fun though? I watched around 5 minutes and became quite uneasy with the amount of ‘donate to me’ links dotted about so left. There is also an option to subscribe to the person playing games for a fee of $4.99 a month, which means no more adverts and other s**t ‘perks’.
My frustration is probably due to insane jealousy but more at the exploitation of individuals. Why anyone would want to pay to watch an unattractive grown mans face coupled with occasional, lifeless commentary is beyond me. Is it someones personality we are supposed to be throwing money at? Is it the fact they have epic skills and deserve our cash? It’s pretty unclear.
One of the biggest problems on twitch is the copious amount of whores. ‘Gaming girls’ who have no personality or self respect showing their assets to the gaming public for donations. At least they are providing some kind of service I guess, in the same way a prostitute does. Their moms must be so proud. They show their tits at every given opportunity, tits means cash.
There are literally tens of thousands of gamers all trying their hand at live streaming on twitch, all in a bid to emulate the con-men at the top of the view table. What I will say is there is a huge divide in the community, with many gamers only getting a handful of viewers compared to the more popular ones who are in there thousands at any given time. Maybe it’s a sign of me getting old but I really just don’t get it.
Yet again we are given another medium that offers us a path to turn our game playing hobby in to a profession. I have been reliably informed that some ‘top end’ users generate thousands of dollars each day. At that rate they would be getting paid more than celebrities, more than someone in service, more than you and I make in a year after a few days playing. This is the disgrace you should be discussing, not this article.
Another thing that bothered me was that it was promoting an unhealthy, lazy lifestyle. The whole ‘Sitting on your ass can make you money kids’ attitude is against some kind of moral code. It also made me uneasy watching someone in their room, it was almost like watching Babestation, except with moobs.
So who are the people donating and watching? Well, I can only imagine the lonely young males who are doing such a thing. Instead of watching porn or playing games with their friends like normal young teens, they are now watching a hairy dude playing games, probably in his underwear. They must be the equivalent of strippers for hardcore gaming nerds, who are willing to throw dollars at them if they show them the goods.
This must be the ideal lifestyle for any young man, in fact if anyone wants to pay to watch me play games in my undies then please feel free. You can donate to Iwilldoanythingfordollars@gamingwhoremail.com
Please note, I only accept 50s minimum.
Due to all the hate comments I have decided to remove the image, I had no idea it was for charity what he was doing. The post still reflects my opinion on the community and others. Apologies CohhCarnage