There are now over 100 videos on You Tube of people playing/commenting on Date Ariane
and Something's In the Air
I don't know what it is, but I can't stand to watch them, it just creeps me out. Which is sad because some of them are pretty well done, and some of them are funny as hell, but I myself can't bear to watch them.
I'm totally OK with people making these videos, I don't even mind the highly critical ones. If my game can inspire a half an hour rant about how stupid my game is, I don't take it as an insult, it is actually a point of pride that I can inspire a half an hour rant. I am also aware that some of these video makers specialize in insulting rants, so I am happy to be chosen.
But I have never been able to get through any of them. My feelings when I watch them is similar to someone standing uncomfortably close to me. It also does not help that I know the answers too well, so when they make the wrong choices I know it's going to end badly many moves ahead.
The funny thing is I do enjoy watching people play games that are not mine.
I'm looking to write a blog post about this, and because there are a lot of other game developers here, I was wondering what your feelings are.