What Is Twitch? Asks the BBC in this hilarious report on the video game streaming service. Any video game enthusiast would cringe at this opening line: “Who would want to watch teenagers just clicking away playing their video games all night?”
"Teenagers?" "THEIR video games?” It is just dripping with distaste for a medium that is enjoyed by a massive portion of the population.
The report goes on to frame video game playing around teenagers about a half-dozen more times. The latest figures from the Entertainment Software Association show that the average age of today’s gamer is 31, and that 71 percent are 18 or older.
As rumors swell, so far through unnamed sources, that Google/YouTube is on the verge of buying Twitch for a billion dollars, many are doing their best to try and get ahead of the news and “explain” Twitch and its unwashed masses to the rest of the world. Well, please stop. Or at least go to some folks that can explain it a little better (and not JJ).
Video game streamer and YouTube personality TotalBiscuit responded to the BBC report with a concise and thorough explanation of Twitch and what makes it popular. Check it out.