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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 watch gameplay videos on YouTube specifically because it has the chromecast ability. Love that feature!
But more importantly as you stated, i go there if i'm stuck in a game. Whether it be a boss battle or finding hidden packages. YouTube is a gold mine for instructional videos for when you're stuck in a game.
One of the features I'm actually looking forward to most on XBOX one is being able to switch between my game and the internet instantly. Yesterday I was playing Skyrim, and I needed to find out where to get some food item, so I had to run downstairs, turn on my PC, and look it up. It gets so irritating having to do that for some games. It'll be so much more convenient when my games and the internet are in the same place.
Yes, I do. It's one of my favorite pastimes.
I watch videos for F2P games before I download them, as it allows me to make a better judgement about whether the time/memory required is really worth it. Beyond that, I only watch commentary vids that truly excel at making the viewer feel like "one of the guys," such as your Replay show
Nope, I'd rather play through the game on my own and be surprised by events in the game and solve everything on my own. The only time I will resort to looking up something is if I get stuck on one part for days. Then I may look up just that one section but even then I'll look for it in a text format before going for vid.
Yes, I use Youtube videos frequently for guides and gameplay footage to base purchases off of.
Yes I do, not so much walkthroughs, but I watch reviews and just cool things people have done. Here is an example I think many of you may enjoy.
I watch a lot of gaming videos on youtube. youtube to me is a major video game information source. Inside gaming daily with Adam Kovic and Bruce Greene is fantastic.
Yes! Of course. I'm a gamer and a human so I go to YT for vids. Now I do not watch LPs because I want to exp the whole game on my own for most part. Yet I YT boss battles or super tough stuff that just kills me over and over until I look up how it's done. It is like a user guide by Prima or whoever that details the little things I may have missed. It's great! I cannot wait to pull up a YT vid while playing a game on the Xbox One. Jeff Mac in latest GI issue says he won't but I think he's a liar:)
I don't watch let's plays or live streams much at all. I do look up videos if I'm trophy hunting or looking to see some other play styles and moves I maybe missed or don't know how to do, but then it's back to the game.
I'd rather be the guy streaming or doing the let's play than watching. I think they are important though and do help the industry and fans. If you are curious about a game that has no demo, you can watch some people playing it to get a good idea and impression. I am worried about the floodgates being opened when everyone has the stream functionality on their consoles.
I enjoy eatching speedruns also learn a new trick or two
I watch videos from gamexplain, gamesradar,Game Informer, IGN, gametrailers.
I will never watch or support people like pewdiepie or dsp
I used Youtube all the time to find out about games I've never heard of, or just to see what gameplay looks like on the latest and greatest.