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I am a video game enthusing, food-loving, hopeful Pokemon master becoming, anime watching, university student studying Communications and English.

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    Live-streaming Video Games

    Pewdiepie has become one of the most prominent live-streaming gamers on the internet amassing a large audience and even significant funding. This live-streaming of gaming has grown massively–recently YouTube created their own category for video games. Websites like Twitch.tv, Hitbox.tv, Ustream.tv, etc are entities catering to this growing form. Pewdiepie and others are creating names for themselves and even supporting themselves as a live-streamer. What entails the life of a live-streamer? The hours? The games? The audience? And how is this field expanding?

    • Nice topic! You could also include a discussion of the many streamers that never become as popular as Pewdiepie and others on his "level" (if you'll pardon the pun); what makes a streamer popular and why do some catch on when others don't? – Caliburnus 5 years ago
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    • True! A lot of us have viewed live streaming games, but what is it like as an actual player of say, Twitch? I'm really intrigued by this. – James Smith 5 years ago
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    • Adding on to what Caliburnus said, you could also incorporate the growing presence of female streamers who wear revealing clothing to increase their subscribers/followers. Some people argue that some of these women are not skilled gamers and are ruining the 'family friendly' aspect of Twitch.tv.Personally, while I'm not a streamer, I do make gaming videos for YouTube in my spare time and I can say that both are very time and money intensive processes, especially if you are just starting out. At the minimum you need one powerful PC enough to run games (most successful streamers use two simultaneously, 1 dedicated stream PC / 1 dedicated gaming PC), internet fast enough to upload your game and face camera, and enough time to edit or provide entertaining content for people. – marknm 5 years ago
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    • This is such a prominent area of inquiry, I'd be really stoked to see what you can make of it. Food for thought: Pewdiepie, as far as I know, gained his initial following through YouTube, and this audience followed him to his streams. In fact, most of the streamers I watch have similar stories. I wonder how it could be different for someone to start from nothing on Twitch or a similar network, and build up their following exclusively from there. – jriffle 5 years ago
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    • Interesting topic! May want to include things such as what entails growing your own audience, how to keep your audience, regular streaming schedules, the issue of "burning yourself out" if you live-stream for a living, etc. – Valios 5 years ago
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    What I love about Luffy is his innocence. He is completely a child, yet so dynamic it makes for an unpredictable character. I think it’s great the audience knows his quirks and his attitude, but when it comes to decisions or new powers/forms he acquires I am always surprised! Queue what just happened in Dressrosa! Oda created an amazing character you want to live through and/or be friends with. Luffy is the epitome of what you would want a pirate to be, free.

    One Piece: The Uniqueness of Monkey D. Luffy
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    S. Korea does have an interesting relationship with beauty. On almost every corner is different brands of skin care lines: Innisfree, SkinFood, Olive Young, Nature Republic, etc. In the more affluent parts of Seoul, not only are there skin care shops but plastic surgery clinics. It is not uncommon to see a person in bandages and sunglasses walking around Garosugil while shopping.

    In terms of Korea’s history, just recently has Korea had a boom to their economy, and I think their prominent beauty and skin care developments have aided in this. With this, I think Korea is facing an interesting culture shift–Korean traditional, historical values mixing (and sometimes clashing) with new Western-influenced values.

    I think to judge Korea on their values of the physical is hypocritical because there have been influences of western culture that play a role in the development of this. (I.e. post-colonialism and US’ influence on Korea)

    Yes, Koreans have many skin care and plastic surgery clinics. The availability of these are astounding, but it’s also a part of their economic success. They say don’t judge a book by its cover, and I think the same goes for Korea.

    200 Pounds Beauty: South Korea's Plastic Surgery Industry
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    I have recently started playing this game, and it is awesome! It’s beautiful, intriguing, and challenging! I’m not sure how many times I’ve died because I wasn’t careful. In terms of the infected, I think it is a brilliant take on the zombie genre–incorporating nature as an aspect instead of a virus brought about by science. Great article.

    The Last Of Us: Inspiration Behind the Infected