How watching won against playing
I’ve been a gamer since I was a kid.
For the longest time it was the main form of entertainment for me. Every day at school I couldn’t wait till I get home and play video games. I even used to sacrifice my sleep just to have an additional hour in front of a screen.
But it gave me more than just an entertainment. It got me into programming, which is now my full time job. I wanted to make a gaming website so much that I started to playing around with CMS'es and made my own website.
But it’s not a post about how I love video games. It’s a post about how I nearly stopped playing video games to start watching them.
Twitch.tv started as a spin-off of a general broadcasting platform Justin.tv. It very quickly became a global phenomenon, how people actually love to watch other people play video games. How could anyone think about watching other people experiencing great moments instead of...
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