Weekly Poll: Love Of Livestream
November 05, 2013
The majority of you are set for your Nintendo 3DS needs, but it looks like the 2DS will do alright for itself amongst those of you in the market for one. I have a 3DS already and don't need another compatible unit, so I'm not interested in buying one. Nicole wants a 3DS, but wants the traditional clamshell design and ease of portability that the 2DS doesn't offer (nor is she interested in the oversize 3DS XL). There's a place for the 2DS in the market with its lower price and fewer features and I hope that those interested in the 3DS brand but not the 3DS hardware itself find it.
Moving on, last weekend the EvilCast podcast team from Games Are Evil participated in a charity event that involved broadcasting themselves playing video games for an entire day. I was added into their feed via Skype on Saturday evening to add live commentary to their time with Ghostbusters: The Video Game (you can watch the archived recording here), and while I had fun and would gladly do it again, I noticed that the video player's stats noted only seven people were watching the show (and one of those was me). Granted that there was a lot of livestreaming competition at the time and plenty of other things for people to do, but I thought this seemed a little low. It seems you can't go anywhere in the gaming community these days without hearing about people creating and watching livestreams. Now the new Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One will allow players to livestream directly from the console, so there must be a demand for this stuff. So, I ask you: do you watch gaming livestreams? Why or why not? I really want to know.