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Waste of Time

September 11, 2015

I’m considering doing a little streaming myself this weekend! I made a Twitch account a while back to play the Silent Hills teaser, and that was pretty fun to do! I’m not sure what to play this weekend, or even on what platform, but I’ll tweet out when I do. Feel free to follow me on Twitch and YouTube Gaming while I decide which one to stream on. What do you guys think?

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Show Comments (26)

  1. Nobody you need to know of... says:

    Who came here because of odd1sout?

  2. Bex9 says:

    YES! This comic is so true. Hypocrites are the worst

    1. Mr.Pasta says:

      High Five!….

      .

  3. Wiseley Wu says:

    Just want to let you know that your comic is being featured in one of Android Police’s article!
    http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/15/still-dont-understand-twitch-and-youtube-gaming-if-only-there-were-a-parallel-we-could-draw/

  4. Hamarcotte says:

    Great comic haha!

  5. boo says:

    Boo- this isn’t right. Those method of consuming media is totally different. You can’t just comparing like this. This comic’s perspective is too light with no worthy to talk about. Speaking of that, Game industry can run because of playing users not by watchers who never have experienced buying games. Most of youtuber who have uploaded playing game vedio are not cooperated game companies. It is like just uploading spoiler thing of film. That’s why many game companies are banned this. It is not as same as watching sports, not even close. You have to know especially why THERE IS A RULE ABOUT “BLACKOUT” IN NFL. If you don’t know about this? Search it.

    1. Mike says:

      Boo, learn to read and write before you unleash your verbal diarrhea on an unsuspecting world. Troll.

    2. Peter says:

      Actually Boo, there are several companies that give out copies of their games to Youtubers prior to the release date because they know they get free advertising from it (at least, in the US).
      Most companies encourage streaming and making video content because it gets their product out there. Nintendo, if you remember, had banned videos of their products. They have since stepped back from that, and while they do have restrictions, they allow people to make videos of their games.

      It isn’t a perfect analogy as far as medium goes, but as far as the concept of “watching someone else play a game that you could play yourself,” it’s pretty good.

  6. lawrencegitch says:

    gitch….

  7. Psychotic Ninja says:

    What’s interesting is there was a Jimmy Kindle Twitch streaming controversy not too long ago.

    1. Psychotic Ninja says:

      Jimmy Kimmel, not Kindle….

  8. Patrick says:

    Mate I’m a long time fan of your comics and also a developer at Kamcord! You should come check it out if you want to stream mobile games. Also hit me up on email if you need an inside man 😀

  9. VectorLightning says:

    I kinda agree with… Both. I never watch playthroughs except when I want to cheat, and I never pay any attention to sports at all.

    1. Zombie01 says:

      yep, I did it once when I was stuck somewhere, and I missed something obvious.

  10. Omega Lairon says:

    Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Hypocrites who don’t even know that they are hypocrites are always the most fun.

  11. PizzaCake says:

    I just found out that I can’t press ‘ or left or right on my keyboard in the comment section without switching do a different comic. I had to write this in notepad! Might wanna take a look at that Gregor! 😀

  12. MegaSpy says:

    Twitch. Twitch. Twitch. Twitch. Twitch.

  13. Kevin says:

    This is perfect! This is the exact scenario I pictured when ESPN CEO bashed competitive gaming and Jimmy bashed video game streaming.

  14. Nicolas says:

    I can relate to this SO much. Thank you for putting in a comic what I always wanted to say in words.
    Best regards from Argentina.

  15. Sloan black says:

    I’ve played on both. I kinda like Youtube Gaming a bit better. While Twitch does have a larger source for streaming, with the youtube gaming your viewers can pause and rewatch parts while actively broadcasting, and then can resume to live if they want. Also seems to have less issues then twitch does with it’s connectivity from my experiences

  16. adad says:

    ALSO we dont have the money or PC power to play these games

  17. Zoe Hazel says:

    I’d prefer Twitch since I’m already a member, and I don’t like google.

  18. Pr0num says:

    I don’t know about your demography, but readers from Germany for example can’t watch on YT Gaming.

    1. Zlate says:

      Why games? I thought that only music is “banned” on YouTube. Now that I think of it, it’s the music in the games the problem.

      1. ds says:

        The so-called “Rundfunkstaatsvertrag”, leo.dict.org says the English term is “Interstate Broadcasting Treaty”, is at fault here. At least that is what’s said to be the reason in public.
        To livestream you need a license whenever you can technically not practically reach 500 people or more (fun fact: only for livestreams, on-demand video like Let’s Plays are no problem whatsoever for this, those are actually a copyright issue no one is prosecuting for now). But that license costs 500-1000 Euro (penalties can go insanely high) and it’s not very clear how this law is practiced in our digital age, especially since the number 500 was literally arbitrarily chosen and no one thought of the possibilities of “private”/amateur livestreams back then. It’s actually the same for Twitch, too. Here you can question why YT doesn’t allow livestreams in Germany while Twitch does.
        But that’s bascally why it’s not (yet) in Germany. The music issue on the other hand is only a problem for on-demand not livestreams. If you think about this it probably makes your head spin because of the ridiculousness. 😉

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