Jump to content

(Some) Streamers Are The Worst


Recommended Posts

So ok, thanks to this thread or maybe just YouTube pushing it hard I have HoloLiveEN on my recommendations. I watched some highlights of this one avatar, Garu something. It's a shark for whatever reason playing Outlast. I had a grand time watching that highlights video.

 

It's not vile or toxic. It's not a person theatrically shouting "fuck you jump scare!!" at the slightest scare. There's (almost) no theatrics. Heck, there's a part where she correctly calls an incoming jump scare, only to be caught by it. It's weirdly fun to watch.

That said, I doubt I'll ever care enough to watch a live stream, but judging from the little bit of footage I saw I can see why people are so interested in HoloLiveEN.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Professor Puzzles said:

I'm hooked on them now, my YouTube feed is a mess, a glorious anime mess.

Not sure if that's an Upvote, Downvote or Sympathy.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 09/10/2020 at 17:30, Professor Puzzles said:

There must be a big fat thesis in here somewhere about parasocial relationships in the age of Internet streaming, but I'm far too lazy/thick to write it. See also - onlyfans accounts. 

 

There's definitely a thesis on how the pandemic and lockdown / self isolation has affected parasocial relationships too.

Link to post
Share on other sites

*pops head out*

Oh, some of you other fellas fell in the vtuber hole as well. Fair. I kept getting suggestions about particular Hololive streamers earlier on during lockdown, but fell in the void pretty sharply during the EN debut stuff.

It's alright - for better or for worse, it seems like Japan's take on virtual streaming characters is to base it off of idol culture - as a result, the typical scouting process ends up providing a cabal of individuals who are generally quite good at specific stuff, experience with dealing with online bullshit to an extent, as well as the typical qualities you get from your bang-average twitch streamer (being really good/bad at videogames and talking shit while doing it). Get a renowned anime artist to make that person a nice avatar to do all that shit behind it, give them a camera that tracks their face to the avatar, and you're suddenly rolling in money.

HoloEN is very good at putting this across - You have the trilingual idol, the artistic idol, the music producer idol, the gremlin twitch gamer idol, and the singing meme shitposter that had near a million subs anyway idol. It's the same reason why Limmy adapted to Twitch so well - He's not just some fella who wanted to show off playing Apex one day, He's also a genuine comedian who has experience in improv, as well as his fingers in video and music production. The end result is content you don't expect on the daily search for entertainment that you'll actually enjoy (I thought I was going to collapse my lungs as hard as covid while watching his take on Eastenders Synthwave)

Combined with the sheer volume of content to consume that's generated you have 30+ similarly scouted girls and boys that are doing the same shit you'd have twitch on for, along with all the specialist shit they do on the side (I'm a sucker for some of the art streams, which are just really nice to put on while playing a game instead of having some shooty FPS/League of Legends shit), it's been a tough sell to go back to Twitch unless there's a really specific reason - typically Jerma985 and DNOpls' Retro game streams, which are an absolute fucking riot.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, therearerules said:

Have they actually said anything, or is it just someone hitching a ride on a hype bandwagon?

The fact he says "we" makes me think it's all official like. There was a different tweet I posted in the Cyberpunk thread.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Given that it’s not just Keanu anymore with Alanah Pierce also being featured I think it’s totally possible. He’s much more famous. Also there’s a skin of him in Rogue Company now as well, so it’s not like actually being in a game is some crazy dream for him, his management are making stuff happen.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Much more famous to a limited crowd who's into gaming and streaming.

Can we not compare Hollywood celebrities to Twitch streamers please. Outside of our little bubble, no one knows who Dr. Disrespect is.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, df0 said:

Much more famous to a limited crowd who's into gaming and streaming.

Can we not compare Hollywood celebrities to Twitch streamers please. Outside of our little bubble, no one knows who Dr. Disrespect is.

 

I don't know who some of the biggest pop stars in the world are dude, it's all relative. He still makes a fortune off acting the cunt.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Broker said:

Given that it’s not just Keanu anymore with Alanah Pierce also being featured I think it’s totally possible. He’s much more famous. Also there’s a skin of him in Rogue Company now as well, so it’s not like actually being in a game is some crazy dream for him, his management are making stuff happen.

So let's assume it's on the same level as Alanah Pearce.

 

https://wccftech.com/alanah-pearce-cyberpunk-2077-nomad-screenshot/

 

Quote

Pearce announced the joyful news via Twitter and through a freshly-released video on Youtube. While she can’t spoil too much regarding her character in the game, she did reveal that she has her own quest as part of The Nomad path.

 

Expecting CDPR does not prefer one streamer over the other and everybody gets the same deal, seems like it's a quest (chain). Ok sure, whatever.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/08/2020 at 16:22, carlospie said:

 

 

I have to admit I love Dr disrespect too he's very watchable and puts on a great show. 

 

This aged well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think you have to be a terrible person to find terrible people entertaining. And he does have all the things necessary to make a good streamer (a gimmick, charisma etc). It's just that he's a massive fucking bell end with it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, df0 said:

So let's assume it's on the same level as Alanah Pearce.

 

https://wccftech.com/alanah-pearce-cyberpunk-2077-nomad-screenshot/

 

 

Expecting CDPR does not prefer one streamer over the other and everybody gets the same deal, seems like it's a quest (chain). Ok sure, whatever.


Them putting this cunt in their game is just more evidence of the fact that they’re stupid people. I fully expect everyone who is desperate to play their poorly written, overrated shite to keep making excuses for them though.

Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Broker said:


Them putting this cunt in their game is just more evidence of the fact that they’re stupid people. I fully expect everyone who is desperate to play their poorly written, overrated shite to keep making excuses for them though.

Why is she a cunt?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.