My latest for Thumbstick Mafia: Why I don’t support 24 hour streams.
24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86400 seconds.
I won’t pretend that I haven’t done ridiculous things for the love of video games and community but I personally believe that a gaming stream lasting 24 hours – for charity or not – is severely pushing the limitations of what is safe and healthy for a gamer.
What’s worse is that 24 hour streams have become a faint chant in the background as a rite of passage for streamers and an expectation by viewers. Are you really excited about reaching 100, 500, 1000 follows if you don’t do an absurdly long stream? It’s the proving ground of endurance and self harm as a way of showing love of community and culture and I’m absolutely disgusted by it.
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