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Understanding Gamers – A Response to BBC’s “What is Twitch?”

With the recent news confirmed that Google is in fact purchasing Twitch, the BBC decided to do a segment explaining to its viewers precisely what Twitch is. To be fair to the BBC, they did a reasonable job examining the way that Twitch and video streaming has affected culture now, as well as the potentials in the future. With that said, there was still an air of disbelief and disparagement throughout the broadcast. The BBC likely did the best job any major news company could do and should be acknowledged for that. However, it is still very clear that mainstream media do not understand most part of gaming culture – viewing eSports being one of them.

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