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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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I sometimes watch walkthroughs if I get stuck somewhere, and still can't figure it out after the hundredth time. And I occasionally watch replay, but other than that I usually play the games myself.
Sometimes if i am stuck on a game i do.
I both watch gaming videos on Youtube and make them myself. Sony has really concerned since we don't know whether they will allow external gameplay capturing and that would effect me.
I am old so I say why watch someone else playing a game when I could just play it myself?
I do watch lets plays for all the listed reasons. I think sony will do the right thing and support it. even though im getting an xbox one, sony seems to be the friendly company.
Pretty much ever day, yeah. I've been a fan of Replay and all your video series since 2009. I've basically seen every episode of everything on the Game Informer site. I used to watch Game Grumps but they got old so fast and I kind of grew to hate them. Now I watch the Yogscast guys. Sips is the best.
Hahaha! No. The only times I watch gaming videos on YouTube is the find collectibles.
I do, I love seeing the reactions of the LP'er of going through something for the first time.
I watch YouTube gameplay videos just for walkthroughs, collectibles, etc.
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I watch "Let's Plays/Walkthroughs" of games I owned to see how to beat a section of a game or just for fun, but also to see what others games are like that I don't have a system for. Sometimes, if I like how the game is by watching other people play them, I might go buy it for myself to try. But then there are times I would just watch the entire LP/WT, and after seeing the game in action, I don't really have to buy it since I saw it from start to finish, so it saves you some money. Still it would suck if they changed the policy.
anyone who comments on Gameinformer articles also watches YouTube videos. It's all the same internet scene.
I watch Replay and test chamber from here. On youtube I watch Smosh Games, Node, and Game theory. Sometimes these convince me on weather or not to buy a game I'm on the fence about.
I only watch playthrough's or guides and once in a while some funny commentary ones (like Dunkey) but that's about it.
I've only watched a couple, I mostly play the games and figure them out. Everyonce and a while though, there is something a I need a little help with and it's a nicety but definitely no where near a necessity.
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