Which is worse: Watching a game instead of playing it or listening to an audio book?

Which is worse?

  • Watching people play games instead of playing it yourself.

    Votes: 492 60.5%
  • Hearing people read you a book instead of reading it yourself.

    Votes: 73 9.0%
  • Eating In-N-Out instead of Shake Shack.

    Votes: 248 30.5%

  • Total voters
    813
Oct 28, 2017
1,768
I've never understood how someone wouldn't be bored to death watching someone else play a game, but I've also always considered audio books to be 'cheating'. Something about earning your stripes, I guess. I also shovel snow despite having access to a blower.

One of my best friends watches game streams, and listens to audio books.. He disgusts me.
 
Oct 28, 2017
379
I've never understood how someone wouldn't be bored to death watching someone else play a game, but I've also always considered audio books to be 'cheating'. Something about earning your stripes, I guess. I also shovel snow despite having access to a blower.
... are you being ironic or not? I can't tell.
 
Dec 4, 2017
416
There are all kind of let's plays or walkthroughs. Obviously you're going to watch the players whose reactions you like or you watch a walkthrough without commentary.
I am pretty sure you knew this and just pretended to be stupid. Pretending to be stupid is fun to you?
Why are you so angry? Does my opinion matter so much to you that you get tilted so easily?
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,640
Threads like these and why people point and laugh at ResetERA.

There's nothing wrong with either.

And while we're at it, both In-N-Out and Shake Shack are overrated.
 
Nov 25, 2017
1,266
I voted watching videogames, but it's subjective. Imagine watching videos to help you get better at the game. Could be solving a puzzle to help you get better or watching people play competitively.

Honestly, talking about video games is the bigger time waster. I spend more time talking about games here than playing.

In N out is overrated, and shake shack is too. The latter got an A rating for not using antibiotics, but it's over priced if you ask me.
 
Nov 16, 2017
279
I don’t like both.
But I feel that people that are listening to book are just lazy. (Except if they blind of course)

Games can be visually attractive but I understand some people don’t want to invest time in it, or just don’t like to play at all.
For example my girlfriend can’t play horror games, they are way too stressful for her, but she loves to watch me play.
And sometimes she scares me more than the game when she reacts.
 
Jan 31, 2019
30
Not a fan of either to be honest but it's fine. I'd rather listen to music than audio books in most occasions but I can see the appeal if you're on the road a lot. And watching someone else play games is something I don't get at all. Especially in gameplay-driven games, like, watching a complete walkthrough of a Mario game? Why? But if it makes you happy, do it.

However, I have this weird friend who watches complete walkthroughs of games, plays them a month or something after that and then complains that he doesn't like the games or simply stops playing them because he knew what was coming or some bullshit like that. Leaves me clueless what's wrong with him.