Twitch Streamers ruined gaming.

Pretty much every game with multiplayer these days is made for streamers and not the average player. Battle Royale modes, the emphasis on competitive multiplayer over casual, right down to the removal of server browsers in most games; even the style of most games has been dumbed down to focus on competitive, influencer-friendly trash instead of just making games where just being fun for the majority consumers is the goal.

We never would have gotten games like Half-Life 2 if we had streamers back then; we never would have gotten any game where the focus was on single player, casual gameplay, or anything other than skill if the streamers existed sooner. They aren’t the only problem with the modern industry, but they’re the last nail in the coffin; the last touch needed to ensure new games can’t be fun even if they want to be.

Twitch Streamers ruined gaming.