Today Twitch announced that they are producing a new app that will allow streaming mobile video games on their giant gaming streaming website.
In a statement, Twitch’s marketing executive Matthew DiPietro said that the “trifecta will soon be complete complete with our deep and concerted foray into mobile broadcasting”.
I don’t get it.
What will the point be for doing this? Does the “trifecta” really need to be met? Does the last peace of the streaming triforce need to be met? Should it?
I doubt that there’s a niche out there for people watching other people play other people while playing Words With Friends or I highly doubt that many grandmothers or mothers are online looking for people playing Candy Crush Saga.
Is there really a thing out there on Twitch that people want to see mobile gaming on their site? If there was, I would be really shocked. Twitch is a place where people watch things like League of Legends, World of Warcraft and other games of those genres. To have those games compare time and server space with seeing if someone is playing Words With Friends or any other Player v. Player game.
Also, that brings up another good point. the “With Friends” series is a turn based game and other people, like myself, are very slow in responding (those who I have games with, I will get to you in a bit…don’t hate) but the series has to have some problem with this, right? I mean, if we live in the world where we get all up in arms about privacy and the NSA wouldn’t Zynga and pretty much EVERYONE be up in arms about their names and pictures being plastered on a video website? For most of these people, they have no gamertags or nicknames and it’s their likenesses, their pictures, right there in front of millions of Twitch viewers for them to see.
Also, what the hell are you going to play on mobile Twitch? With Friends games, as earlier mentioned? FarmVille? Old GTA games? It’s pretty pointless to have mobile gaming be a part of a giant conglomerate, like what Twitch has become.
However, I would like to see how “Twitch Plays FarmVille” could work out…and then bang my head on my keyboard over and over again.