In 2007, Halo 3 came out, and me and a group of close friends used to play it for hours and hours together in close proximity… problem is, we live in Texas, and even at night it can get pretty muggy… so some of us would take our shirts of. What? Guys just being guys… playing some Xbox 360, pounding a few cold cans of Mountain Dew’s Game Fuel. Nothing sexual happened, okay?
It is now 2015, and people are bitching and complaining about women wearing tank tops and revealing shirts as they live stream games over Twitch. Wow. We finally got our wish, and women are playing the games that we are interested, and oh gosh… they even want us watching them playing the games that we like, and now we have the audacity to complain about it?!
“But I want to make all of that money! She isn’t even that good at the game, and the camera is pointed right at her cleavage!” So? Twitch is a business, and businesses discovered long ago that sex can sell things. Get over it. The last time I checked, the #1 youtube let’s player is still PewDiePie.
Be witty, funny, and/or even sexy. The largest arguments for let’s plays is that people watch it for the commentators/personalities, right? Bbypandaface, for example, is a cosplayer who streams games that she plays via twitch. Surprise! Bewbs and games!
“Ladies! You have to take gaming seriously, because… reasons! Guys are dumb, and the fact that they watch you instead of me is because of that, and not because there are a billion of us guys, mostly bearded and filthy, playing games as we yell and swear at one another stupidly!”
Dudes, as one of your own, i’m about to be super serial, M’kay?
It sucks, and as a guy who used to live next door to an online personality, *Marzgurl, I know first hand how easy it is to get upset and jelly when you see an attractive girl getting tons of donations as well as other awesome things done/bought for them. That being said… Nut up, AND SHUT UP!
WatchMojo.com showcased their top 10 Let’s Play channels back in 2014, and there was not one woman amongst** them, unless she was featured on one of the larger channels, such as Rooster Teeth who does shows like Immersion and Red vs. Blue.
**did you know that the word ‘among’ and ‘amongst’ are both grammatically correct, despite ‘amongst’ being a bit old school and used less? Tell that to the spell checker!