Why Watch Games on YouTube?

This is a question that I’ve gotten more and more the longer that I do a bit of YouTube myself and I’ve internalized a number of rote answers that do just fine.

But recently I saw this article straight from the horses’ mouth and I thought it would be useful for other folks. Essentially, the 4 main reasons are:

  1. The Community – They want to be part of something bigger than themselves.
  2. Inclusion – They want to feel included and accepted.
  3. For Fun – To escape from their day-to-day, just like when you watch a movie or read a book.
  4. Self-Improvement – They want to learn new skills and improve their own performance.

Get more details from the post and then read this one on the 3 trends on YouTube that prove gaming culture isn’t niche.

Now’s the time to get into video before thingsĀ really go full-tilt.


Also published on Medium.