This week, YouTube began its brand new network specifically focused on video games, titled YouTube Gaming. While this should be a hit with gamers all around, not everyone is impressed with the idea.

Late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, poked fun at the idea on the latest episode of his show, Jimmy Kimmel tonight. In his bit he stated, “To me, watching another person play video games is like going to a restaurant and having someone eat your food for you.” That may be a bit of a stretch, but it is an understandable thought. Not everyone can get behind Let’s Plays and other videos of that nature.

It should also be understood that Jimmy Kimmel first and foremost is a comedian, so poking fun of an idea like this is not out of line. Some commenters took Kimmel’s words somewhat personal. One person saying, “You have royally f**ked up. There is no other way to say it.” There are probably many, many, less rude ways to say it. What do you think of Kimmel’s opinion on YouTube Gaming? Also, be sure to check out his parody below.

  • Brogan Cordova

    Meh, as someone who does such videos, it’s not like I’m really offended or outraged by this.
    Jimmy Kimmel isn’t really that big a deal anymore. People these days watch real comedy shows like Game Grumps or Markiplier or Jimquisition.

    Or that Pew Pie guy who makes those Youtube videos with the games and the funny voice and then there’s money somehow I mean who makes a living off this stuff like it’s some sort of comedy show job or something I don’t know isn’t it the dumbererest thing ya ever seen, folks in the studio audience? (applause sign lights up)

  • Hyco

    Watching folks play games is indeed hard to wrap your head around. If you are the oldest or an only child–there is/was no reason to ever watch someone play. Younger brothers–yeah I can see how they might enjoy watching instead of playing.

    • guest931

      I like to watch those videos, but most of the reason is because the youtuber is funny and entertaining to watch/listen to. It’s like watching Jeremy Clarkson drive cars because his commentary is entertaining.

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