Remember when we used to have a new poll every week here? Let's try and get back to that now that I'm feeling better. Last time we had a poll, I asked about your thoughts on streaming gameplay through sites like Twitch and UStream. As it turns out, the majority of you don't want anything to do with watching someone else play a game or broadcasting your own gameplay. I've tinkered with Twitch over the past few months, but can't seem to attract much of an audience. It's disheartening to stream for an hour or two and nobody stops by to see it. This is one of the few times I've jumped on the "hey, this is popular now!" social bandwagon and it just doesn't seem to be worth it. I was streaming my playthrough of Guacamelee until Twitch unceremoniously ate my whole archive of broadcasts without warning (and this was before their controversial policies regarding archiving were announced), and that really soured me on the whole idea. I'm sure I'll continue to play around with the medium from time to time, but I don't expect much from it at the rate things are going. With the ease of streaming that today's new consoles provide, there's such a glut of content out there that everyone who isn't a major powerhouse is drowned out. Come to think of it, that sounds like every other form of user-generated online entertainment. The more things change, right?
Moving on, Nintendo is about a month away from releasing their new Amiibo figurines of famed characters like Mario, Link, and Pikachu. Are you planning on buying any of them? Do you plan to link them up into your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games or are they just decorative? Let's hear your thoughts.