Gaming a spectator sport?

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It’s been a couple of days since I posted anything, but I wanted to explore the topic of watching people play games instead of actually playing them.

Do you like playing video games? How about logging on to to watch a play though before you by a game? YouTube certainly comes in handy if you need help getting past a part.

What about watching someone play their game live?  With the launch of the next generation systems, you now have the ability to stream live gameplay. For now this is only on the ps4, but will soon come to the Xbox one.

Both systems allow you to record clips of your game for upload and share amongst your friends and Facebook which is a cool feature to have.

I can’t help but feel that gaming has become a spectator sport. People spend hours and hours watching others players, rather than playing on their own.

Is this the new norm? Or do you think it’s a trend of a few?  Do you use apps like Twitch? Share you thoughts!