Tuesday, May 20, 2014

With Twitch Acquisition Talks, Validation of Games as Spectator Sport - NYTimes.com

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"Video games have always been about participation, engagement and interaction. People watch television. They play video games.

But it turns out video games, for a lot of people, are pretty compelling to watch, too.

I see this in my own young children, who derive as much pleasure from watching YouTube videos of people playing Minecraft as they do from playing the game. Most of the videos consist of a narrator with a bubbly personality, who acts as a kind of tour guide for an array of virtual worlds and gets tripped up by various mishaps."
With Twitch Acquisition Talks, Validation of Games as Spectator Sport - NYTimes.com
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