• tiredofsametab@kbin.run
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    8 days ago

    I don’t know why, but every time I see someone streaming with an avatar moving, emoting, and talking rather than either a person or nothing, it’s really uncanny valley to me. I don’t know why, but it creeps me out and I can’t watch it.

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      8 days ago

      Me too, I hate it! Not in a “let’s ban it” way, just in the skin-crawly way that lots of people can’t stand to see pictures of spiders, or like body horror.

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        8 days ago

        Oh yeah, I wouldn’t want to ban it or anything; people should enjoy what they enjoy. I was just wondering if it had the same effect on anyone else.

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      8 days ago

      Yeah, same. I think it’s because avatar will have some level of desync with the audio.

      …or blink one eye after another or wink randomly.

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      8 days ago

      Shit I didn’t even know that was an option until literally now. I’ve never watched any game play vids, except when I’m looking to see what the game is like before I buy it - bring back playable demos!!!

      I’ve been told by several people that they would watch me play a game for background noise, due to not having time to do it themselves and apparently I have decent technical skills (single player games), but the idea of being filmed doesn’t sit well with me. I did allow someone to remote play to watch the story of horizon zero dawn, but it was just the game itself.

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    8 days ago

    I think there’s space for artifical company, and I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but I think it best to lead toward getting grounded in reality. We’re social creatures and have a habit of humanizing almost anything.

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    8 days ago

    Here’s a deep pull: Nessus dancing in holodeck with other Puppeteers, before the word “holodeck” had been coined.

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      8 days ago

      Save your sympathy or apply it to the rest of people watching normal streamers. They’re no different.

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      7 days ago

      I don’t see how it’s any worse than watching any other streamer. At least they can bow out when they want to retire and not have a bunch of idiots stalking them for the rest of their lives because their real face has been plastered all over the internet (assuming they haven’t been doxxed by some creep). I don’t understand why anyone watches streamers of any sort personally but if it makes people happy why give a shit about it?