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Gaming News: "Over Seven"
Posted: Wednesday July 8th, 2015 by

As I was trolling gaming news sites I bumped into an article airing gaming video streamer Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg's financial laundry. [more info] Let me start by saying that I feel it's not our business. But, when has personal privacy ever mattered on the internet? I guess Polygon deemed it okay because Swedish newspaper Expressen reported it first. **shrugs** Shakey reasoning that.

In any case, that total speaks to the nature of the gaming community right now. Watching others game has totally become a thing. And it doesn't have to be about a streamers superb skill. It's more about this desire to share a moment. And, to turn the spotlight back on myself a little, I'm not capable of that. Most of you probably realize that I am incredibly introverted. I don't like people to see pictures of me. And, I really, REALLY don't like them to hear my voice. Now, meeting "fans" in person is a completely different matter. I've never turned down a request for an autograph, or a photo. I do prefer it that people not approach me in the wild -IF- I'm with my family. But, that's the only line.

But, this current age of putting oneself out there on YouTube/Twitch... I just can't do it. I want to be able to. I saw it coming and couldn't act on it. A recent video review I did which was (in a reader's words, and I agree) "a slideshow with music" demonstrates this keenly. I was unwilling to record my own voice over the information. I knew it wasn't what people would want, and time limitations were ultimately to blame; but, I don't know how to put myself into that group of 'hey look at me' commentators.

I mean, I can't even really watching most streams without cringing and walking away. Maybe I'm just an old man, shaking my cane at the younger generation and grumpily sipping my prune juice at their technology. But, I don't think so. I love the notion of self-made internet stars. It's a bit nostalgic, you know? My own hangups just keep getting in the way of leaping onboard myself.

Ughh... this post wasn't supposed to be all about me. I blame lack of adequate sleep.
I should totally stream that...

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