Do you watch live streams for entertainment?

Do you watch live streams for entertainment?


  • Total voters
    20
  • Poll closed .

GRtak

Forum Addict
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
18,420
Location
Michigan USA
It is as simple as it sounds, I am just curious if you watch live streaming content of any kind. If you would like to leave a comment and talk about what types you watch, please feel free.

If you do leave a comment, please include what service you watch on(YT, Twitch, Mixer, etc.), what type of content, and maybe how often.
 
Last edited:

NecroJoe

Forum Addict
Joined
Apr 12, 2005
Messages
19,233
Location
San Francisco area, CA, USA
Car(s)
2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
Are you counting pre-recorded content, or just live streaming?

Virtually all video I watch is streaming now-a-days, except for my almost-nightly "fall asleep tp MST3K" routine.

The only thing I watch live: There's a local guitar manufacturer that hosts (almost) weekly Q&A and Factory Walk-Through videos as Facebook Live streams. I get a notification on my phone, pop on my headphones if I'm available, and let it run while I'm working.
 
Last edited:

Matt2000

Disco Stu-pour
DONOR
Joined
Feb 17, 2006
Messages
14,466
Location
Country smells, England
Car(s)
'01 Disco 2 V8, '90 Disco 1, '05 Smart Roadster
Very rarely, it has to be something special. The last stream I watched was Valve's Fallout 76 build-up but that was on a second screen while I did my normal shit. I would only watch gaming streams but I can't devote hours to watching someone play, I'd rather watch pre-recorded videos and skip the boring bits and that's what I often do. Stream chat is often enough to drive you to sharp objects too...
 

CraigB

Ich bin ein Kartoffel
DONOR
Joined
Feb 14, 2007
Messages
12,550
Location
SWMO
Car(s)
Infiniti M30 - Nissan Frontier Pro-4X & Altima
No cable/satellite here. I do dust off the rabbit ears on occasion though...
 

GRtak

Forum Addict
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
18,420
Location
Michigan USA
NecroJoe;n3550571 said:
Are you counting pre-recorded content, or just live streaming?

Virtually all video I watch is streaming now-a-days, except for my almost-nightly "fall asleep tp MST3K" routine.

The only thing I watch live: There's a local guitar manufacturer that hosts (almost) weekly Q&A and Factory Walk-Through videos as Facebook Live streams. I get a notification on my phone, pop on my headphones if I'm available, and let it run while I'm working.

I do mean live streaming. I will edit the main post to reflect that.
 

CraigB

Ich bin ein Kartoffel
DONOR
Joined
Feb 14, 2007
Messages
12,550
Location
SWMO
Car(s)
Infiniti M30 - Nissan Frontier Pro-4X & Altima
And my yes should be a sometimes.
 

bone

"bangle for president"
DONOR
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
16,315
Location
belgium!!
Car(s)
Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
sports events, yes
anything else: no

the only other livestream i watch is like elon musk launching his tesla, that i watched live
for all the rest i don't have the time, the patience or the interest to watch something i don't know in advance if it's worth watching or not...

(and don't get me started on podcasts...those truely are horror!)
 

TC

aka TomCat
Joined
Dec 11, 2005
Messages
11,439
Occasionally. I'm lucky enough to have a job where I can listen to whatever I want during my work day. But I cannot watch the screen, so gaming streams and even sports streams are a bad idea, since I'll end up watching and getting no work done. So I tend to stick with political live streams, but only by people that I find entertaining. And they don't live stream very much during my work hours. So it's an occasional thing for me.
 

gaasc

Desperately looking for a title
DONOR
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
8,123
Location
Honduras
Car(s)
3 of them
Ocasionally. some streams interest me. Since the death of John Bain aka. Totalbiscuit, I've been getting into the Co-optional podcast (which is livestreamed but I watch it recorded after the fact). I also listen to the WAN show (same, live but I see pre-recorded). I tried watching a gaming livestream (hosted by Dodger, one of the hosts of the Co-Optional podcast) and I didn't like it. Mostly because it seemed to be nothing more than an hour of someone thanking other people for an hour and a half.
 

thevictor390

Teen Wankeler
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
11,836
Location
Massachusetts
Car(s)
'10 RX-8 R3, '89 Toyota Blizzard SX5
gaasc;n3550611 said:
Ocasionally. some streams interest me. Since the death of John Bain aka. Totalbiscuit, I've been getting into the Co-optional podcast (which is livestreamed but I watch it recorded after the fact). I also listen to the WAN show (same, live but I see pre-recorded). I tried watching a gaming livestream (hosted by Dodger, one of the hosts of the Co-Optional podcast) and I didn't like it. Mostly because it seemed to be nothing more than an hour of someone thanking other people for an hour and a half.
That bothers me so much on gaming streams. Some streams are just non stop jingles, gifs and thank yous as people donate repeatedly. I guess I just don't get the culture, even if I watched someone enough to donate I wouldn't want to spam the stream with that shit.

SGDQ is going on right now (https://gamesdonequick.com/), it's an all-week 24/7 speedrunning stream run for charity. Always good to tune into every now and then, sometimes I even look for a recording if they played a game I like. I don't normally watch speedrunning but these runs include commentary which adds a lot of entertainment value.

Otherwise I watch some occasional esports on Twitch for games I play or have played but most everything else is pre-recorded, Netflix or Youtube or such. Some of these recordings can be from streams so there is overlap.
 

mpicco

Forum Addict
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
5,315
Location
Portugal
Car(s)
R19
Yeah, once in a while, in both YouTube and Twitch, and content varies all the way from games I don't even play or understand a lot (League of Legends, StarCraft 2), to others I've played (Fortnite), racing simulations (mostly Jimmy Broadbent), and some other non gaming related stuff like programming live sessions etc.
 

Jupix

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2007
Messages
1,579
Location
Finland
gaasc;n3550611 said:
I tried watching a gaming livestream (hosted by Dodger, one of the hosts of the Co-Optional podcast) and I didn't like it. Mostly because it seemed to be nothing more than an hour of someone thanking other people for an hour and a half.
Don't watch bad streams then. Dodger is particularly bad, it seems to me that people watch her for her looks (although it's been a year, maybe two since I dropped by her stream).

Of course this is a matter of taste. Personally I watch streams to take in new strategies and ways of thinking about games that I'm playing. And it's hugely important that the broadcaster has a nice personality, broadcasting voice, equipment etc. To name examples, Trumpsc and Firebat are good Hearthstone streamers, Hotform has more variety (lately been playing Fallout 4 survival difficulty which was kinda fun to watch), and yesterday was watching Fitzyhere's Overwatch stream for the first time, a grandmaster Sombra player - immense skill - playing OW's new hero on the beta realm.
 
Last edited:

gaasc

Desperately looking for a title
DONOR
Joined
Apr 26, 2008
Messages
8,123
Location
Honduras
Car(s)
3 of them
I listen to streams.

Podcasts are a bit different for me, as I don't buy a lot of games and the ones I do are quite old (For reference, the last games I've played are BioShock 2, Portal Stories: Mel, and Limbo). So any streams I watch I am actually learning about what's new out there and trying to make sense of it. same with the WAN show and tech. Dodger's stream was useless for that. It doesn't matter how much she has a voice made for radio, it is all rather useless to me if all I get is "X, thank you for the six months, Y thank you for the three years and for inviting Z. Z, welcome to the cat gang." and variations thereof for most of the stream intersected with five minute sections of her speaking about games or her kid or whatevs.
 
Last edited:
Top