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    Am I weird?

    Random one, if 'I had a friend' that didn't actually own a copy of DAY-Z but is strangely addicted to watching decent clips of it (Mainly Sacriel's - superb narrative) would that make him weird?

    Bearing in mind he's always been an avid gamer until a small bundle of joy put the kibosh on his controller wielding glory days.

    Somehow watching other people playing at a high level is giving just enough of a fix, good squad comms, tactics and cracking snipes.

    Or am I just old/weird? (ahem err my friend that is..)

    Joe '90'
    Last edited by CPLTD; 15th October 2012 at 01:09 PM. Reason: Pebbles and Gram-Gram

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    This is a good question. I watch Day-z Videos all the time purely because I love zombie survival games. Also because i cant afford to get a decent PC to run it. This could well be the reason so i wouldn't say its weird. As a serious gamer (mainly console), i enjoy watching people playing games on youtube, watching walkthroughs, COD montages etc so if gaming is his passion i would not say its strange.

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    Good call!
    +1 for normalcy

    I'm feeling better already

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    Heh I think Sacriel is on my subscribe list too. Day-Z is one of those games I find more fun to watch then play.

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    Not weird at all...though your controller wielding days can be sorted by sorting a schedule out...perhaps an hour in the evening before bed?

    DayZ is awful though, just awful...bunch of noobs teamkilling me

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    I think I watch more of this kind of thing than actually television programming. You should check out YouTube and twitch.tv there are a vast amount of people making a living from streaming/videoing their gaming sessions and posting the resulting videos on the internet. Just Google YouTube for 'Lets Play' or browse twitch.tv for a little while. Granted it's not something everyone can do, I think you need a certain type of personality and a lot of dedication to do it to the point where you are successful and have a regular viewer base. The elephant in the room for this sort of discussion is eSports. For example, check this out for crowds.

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    One of the best ones out there at the moment is a guy called Toby Turner, Tobuscus on Youtube. He adds a great bit of comedy to it all as well. Keep an eye out for him at gaming conventions and other nerdy meetings he is normally at them. He also represented Ubisoft at E3 this year so he is quite a big deal. I recommend his "lets Play" of Dead Island, its hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Day-Z is one of those games I find more fun to watch then play.
    Please tell me there's no other examples of vouyer worthwhile games?

    I can see the little bit of free time I get disappearing further....

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    I'm sorry....but I think you're ALL a little bit weird for watching, rather than playing!

    Give me a spare hour and it's back to Half Life 2 and running around killing things!

    Wouldn't catch me watching on youtube....even if I could remember the names to subscribe to....


    *runs off to youtube to subscribe!!!

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    LOL. Mr Freeman and his funky Weezer style glasses. Gotta watch gaming videos on Youtube, especially if you want to re-live timeless classics that you can't get anymore or new releases that you cant yet afford. Sometime you have to watch them because they are too difficult to play. Anyone play DemonSouls?? Can't do it? Watch it on youtube.

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    im an avid gamer and i dont watch tv now because there is twich.tv and youtube and they are both good if you need that "fix" for a while
    like at th weekend wanted to play zelda but couldnt find my n64 controller so watched it insted XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Please tell me there's no other examples of vouyer worthwhile games?

    I can see the little bit of free time I get disappearing further....
    Well here's a few YouTube channels I watch:

    Let's Get On With It! - YouTube
    Winning Is For Losers. - YouTube
    YOGSCAST Lewis & Simon - YouTube
    Jesse Cox, he's hip to the kids!
    Nagidal's Let's plays - YouTube
    Storytime with Plump... - YouTube

    As I said, it's down to the presentation by the streamer. It doesn't matter how awful the game is if the person doing the video does it in an entertaining way. For example:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Give me a spare hour and it's back to Half Life 2 and running around killing things!

    *runs off to youtube to subscribe!!!

    yeah like you didnt search for a walkthrough first time the antlions took a chunk outta your crowbar!

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    Nope, not weird at all. Why do you think there are so many clips on youtube of folk playing games? ;-)

    In the days before youtube, when Resident Evil came out my brother would sit in the middle of the room playing it, with my other brother, some of their friends and me all watching. With pop corn and the lights out. Much better than just watching a film!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    yeah like you didnt search for a walkthrough first time the antlions took a chunk outta your crowbar!
    Whoa there!

    That's a huge slur against my games-playing abilities!!

    But, despite that, it's weird that you quote the part of the game that I've just gone through!! Those antlions are HARSH! I'd never have got through it, first time around, without a walkthr...... Oh...wait.....bugger!!!

    It IS surprising how much of the game one can remember over the years.... This time round, the antlions have been fairly straightforward! No hints needed here!!

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