Sep 2, 2014

Video games become a spectator sport

Twitch sold for a billion, 3 of the five most popular YouTube channels come out of gaming - there is a huge trend in gaming becoming content that you can passively perceive just like watching a movie or a football game. Twitch has more traffic than HBO Go, and half of the visitors spend 20+ hours on the site - per week.

http://time.com/3199764/video-games-come-of-age-as-spectator-sport/


Very nice overview in RWW about video games as the next big thing in content:

http://readwrite.com/2014/08/29/livestream-gaming-amazon-disney-google-twitch