Originally Posted by sick + lonely NEET ShutIn
you guys forgot the best part: now ALL games are full of politics and outrages about political things.
every game release comes now with an outrage from somebody.
also now there are people who only play video games to make money with streaming or youtube lets plays. i dont think that it was that way 2008. at least not as much as today.
It's weird to think how a bunch of people managed to launch Youtube and Streaming careers off of GTA V related content, sure a lot of those channels are dying off these days because they couldn't keep up with current gaming trends but for a few good years they had successful channels.
That wasn't really a thing with pre-2010 Youtube and GTA 4, or perhaps I'm wrong?
Before GTA V even came out people were already milking it for views with 'leaks' and 'wishlist' type videos, then after the game was released everyone were doing let's plays and online gameplay, and once it came to PC the next videos were mod showcases, machinimas and roleplay servers.
There was enough variety in that game to last people years worth of content to stretch out, even today GTA Online RP servers are making a huge comeback and are currently the most watched thing on Twitch at the moment. It's getting way more attention at the moment than RDR2 even!
In one way it's kind of nice but then you also get a lot of phoniness like internet 'celebrities' joining along because it's the current trend and they want to keep up appearances or a lot of small channels trying to make a name for themselves and cash in as well in an already oversaturated market. It makes me hate how when some franchise announces a new game suddenly certain Youtubers and streamers are big fans and milk the hype for views, it feels very insincere.
That just makes me miss when not everyone realized you could make a profit online from gaming related content.