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Sony's policy on allowing external video-capture devices is still unknown, which has us asking: Does it affect you?
User habits have changed since the current generation of gaming hardware was released, and the next generation reflects that. Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 allow users to capture and share game footage with people, though in the PS4's case that comes with a caveat. We're still waiting to hear more on Sony's stance on whether the console will support the external capture devices that current game streamers use. News Editor Mike Futter wrote an opinion piece this morning explaining why he thinks it's important. For this discussion, let's back up a little further.
Do you watch gaming videos on YouTube or similar streaming services? When you're stuck on a puzzle or a boss fight, do you fire up a walkthrough video to find a solution? Do you watch let's play videos for entertainment? [Shameless plug: Watch ours!] Or, on the other side of the spectrum, do you think games are for playing and not for watching? Does the idea of sitting idle while another person plays a game bore you to tears?
Let us know what you think in the comments.
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Every now and then, I'll pull up Achievement Hunter's Gamefails page, just to see what's new. I used to watch Fails of the Weak every week, now not so much. If I'm gonna watch a gaming video, it's usually something funny.
I watch test chamber and replays on YouTube. Other than that I watch videos from Chuggaconroy and Node.
I do watch them, but never for major releases, I prefer watching videos about games I've never heard of, because that encourages me to try new things, like Kerbal Space Program, I love that game and if it hadn't been for YouTube I'd have never given it a chance.
i watch the crap out of video games on youtube
rooster teeth, yogscast, gameinformer(wink wink)
The amount of time I have spent watching other people play games is terrifying to me. :)
Hell yeah!!! For me recently it's only been the RT let's play videos and Michael's Rage Quit. They always make me laugh.