I Used to Watch Video Games [ COMIC ]

I used to be able to watch other people play video games, as a kid, and still enjoy myself. Today…Not so much.

Just the other day, my youngest daughter was playing Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess for the Playstation 2. I know this horrible game played a major factor in it, but it was borderline excruciating. Then again, she is five and I am not.

When I was five, I was playing Donkey Kong and Smurfs on the ColecoVision and it probably wasn’t much more fun to watch, than this. I guess it really depends on the game and who is playing it, as well.


  • BigLord

    Someone who watches a lot of LPs on Youtube will probably disagree with you :P It’s still fun. Like you said, it depends on the game and who’s playing.

  • Atmey

    As the eldest brother, I never experienced it, I always felt bad seeing my brothers just watching, but I am glad now to find them they were enjoying.

  • Kaye

    I would watch my older bros play Sonic when I would visit my grandma’s house, and they would watch me play Kirby or any other SNES game when they came to mine when I was about 5 or 6.

  • PJ

    As Biglord said, I watch more video game streams these days than actual TV shows. (It’s more entertaining by far)

  • Sigurther

    Back when I had a roommate, I actually enjoyed watching him play through Dante’s Inferno and God of War. Partially because the games were cinematic masterpieces, mostly because they’re console games and I simply no longer have the manual dexterity to be even remotely competent at them.