Last night, during Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy discussed this week’s launch of Youtube Gaming. It wasn’t just Youtube that he was mocking, it was the notion of watching other people play video games, instead of playing them yourself.
While I tend to agree, it’s a fact that game streaming is hugely popular, as seen by the likes of Jacksepticeye and Pewdiepie, to name a few. People of all ages log in, watch a livestream, and take part in the live chats. Jimmy talks about how his age might affect his view on watching another player play, and I agree on that aspect myself, although I am guilty of watching a few hours of streaming myself, be it Evo’s Street Fighter tournaments or a relaxing watch of someone playing Euro Truck Simulator 2. I just find the latter fascinating.
Jimmy Kimmel’s description of watching game streams is rather fair, comparing it to a restaurant setting. “To me, watching another person play video games is like going to a restaurant and having someone eat your food for you,” he said. “If you like them, play them.”
Below, you can see the segment from the show, and the second half of this video is pretty funny too.