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Small Snip-it: Let’s Plays

Austin Bautista, Staff Writer

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People enjoy video games. That isn’t that big of a statement but it goes into what some people might like with video games. Some people like playing video games but others would like to watch video games for whatever reason they have.

So what is a Let’s Play? Let’s Plays are people who are playing a video game and talking over it while recording on a video recording software.

It became big when people on YouTube started to record themselves play video games and commentate over them. People found them amusing and the popularity of Let’s Plays, and its variants, grew.

With this, people could enjoy games they could play, see the game before buying it, see how others like it, have it as a guide for a part they are stuck in and just plain entertainment. Let’s Play could introduce people to new series they’ve never knew about. It broadens people’s interests and helps video game companies grow.

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