Why Gaming is Dead: The REAL Reason

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  1. jonthedit
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    Rather than make a well written article like Ryukouki, I decided to express my opinion in a few sentences.

    Gaming is Dead because of this:
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lets play
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gmod
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pewdiepie

    Lets play!
    Dear tempgodz, these abominations are the true reason gaming is dead.
    Yes, you heard me right! "Let's Play" this, "Let's Play" that; You can't search for a classic Garry's Mod animation without being bombarded by some ****** that posts videos of himself playing a game while talking stupidly. "OMG I DIED HAHRAHRHARHAR SO FUNNY!!!!!"
    TheTruth by SpeedoSausage (Explicit)
    Why do these people continue to stockpile cash and ruin video streaming websites? The answer:
    YOU
    Yes, that's right! Gaming is Dead because everyone is too fucking attention deprived to actually play a game themselves. What's my proof? Let's Plays and their popularity. Comments on these videos are just sad. "OH MAN SO FUNNY CALL OF DUTY IS THE BEST!!!" Yet the person never played the game. They are watching it.

    Videos like walkthroughs and reviews are good for the gaming community. They help a person see gameplay and decide whether or not a game is worth buying. Let's Plays, on the other hand, are completely worthless.

    I am not a journalist, (clearly, this 'article' sucks!)
    but I hope you can see the truth behind why gaming is really dead.

    Save the games. Not the players.
     


  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    A classic GMod animation? Sorry, but 99% of GMod crap is awful.
     
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    Before Let's Plays dominated searching just "Gmod", the top animations would show up. Those were the ones that are typically actually worth watching. Searching for "Gmod Animation" shows complete shit. I do agree the majority of Gmods are awful, and because of Let's Plays, it has become harder to find quality animations.
     
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    GMod was always awful. ;)
     
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    Sports are also dead with all of them being watched instead of the masses actually playing them. Those bastards!!
     
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    A fair opinion, equal to my argument above :wink:

    I see your intended sarcasm, but honestly I can not stand to watch a sport. It is such a pain in the ass to watch something without being an influence. Why sit on one's arse' instead of getting up and playing soccer/football/basketball/baseball/<insert sport> with people who are actually real?

    P.S. Welcome to the temp even if you registered just to post that :P
     
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    0/10, worse reasons than Ryu.
     
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    But you agree that sports isn't exactly dead since millions do not practice it but rather watch it, right?

    This is the same thing. It's an interesting hypothesis, I'll give you that. And there's certainly something to be said about it (final fantasy and games by David Cage that handle more like video than actual games, the share button on the PS4 and the popularity of these videos), but I think your arguments are rather meager. The popularity of let's plays prove the acceptance of games within our culture; it doesn't, however, prove that people are watching it INSTEAD OF PLAYING IT. Thanks to tablets and streaming on television, it's perfectly possible to watch let's plays on moments you're incapable of gaming (like when you're eating or traveling). It's also worth noticing that watching television is on an all-time low, so my guess would be that let's plays eat more of the entertainment time otherwise spent watching television than time actually spent on gaming.
     
  9. stanleyopar2000

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    he's right...because the only way to get paid to have other people watch you play video games is to talk over it and have some sort of narration. If there is no narration...it doesn't fall under the fair use act and thus they can't make any money from it

    "Let's Plays" are pretty much. let me sit around and do my favorite hobby which is playing video games and getting money for it.
     
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    Maybe YOU thought it was well written, it was actually a piece of shit
     
  11. zeello

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    I hate let's plays... every time I try to find gameplay footage of a game I have to wade through let's plays and when I do pick a video, turns out the guy talks while playing

    and I'm like "who allowed you to speak?!"
     
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    Except that game sales often rise after being featured on a popular Let's Play series. This indicates that people like to play games and watch others play.

    It's not even like it's all bad. I mean, give PewDiePie his due. He's a cancer, a loud, festering tumor of a man child, but games like Amnesia The Dark Descent wouldn't have sold nearly as many copies as it did without the publicity and attention he brought it. Just because you don't like LPs (and I don't either, for the most part) doesn't mean that they can't still have benefits.

    Anyway, it's not as if MST3K killed the film industry, so you should make like a stew and simmer down.
     
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    I never ever watched a lets play video. What's up with this gaming is dead bullshit? Gaming was never as much alive as it is now.
     
  14. Sakitoshi

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    Let's play are the cancer of modern gaming, don't serve as speedrun nor as a walkthrough and on top of that there is a fucker talking(and if you're unfortunate enough, his face is on screen) interrupting the game.
     
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    Gaming died a long time ago, when the high and mighty game lords decided that gameplay was inferior to graphics.

    Back in days long lost when you could spend years trying to finish a game bought for a nickle, now you pay 60 euros for a game that isn't finished and you have to pay extra for every part that comes next.

    I say nay to this all and and game silently away in my retro cave of solitude.
     
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    >two articles written about a "dead" medium
    >written on a growing gaming website
     
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    How can you possibly say that this beautiful work of art is awful
     
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    You are just blind to the threat of lets plays !
    DON'T YOU SEE THE LOGIC ? ITS SO OBVIOUS
     
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    I seriously can't understand why people like so much this kind of videos at youtube, i mean, the fun of gaming is you PLAY the game, solve puzzles and run around killing everyone like rambo (or dieing after 10 seconds) so why watch others play?
     
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    Have you ever watched a game of football ?
     
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