The Future: What Screen Do You Got?

I just finished watching someone play through the entirety of Final Fantasy X (2001 Playstation 2 game) on YouTube – 16 hours of “entertainment.” I only put that in quotes for your protection as I’m sure anyone but myself would find this extremely boring.

FFX was a game I fondly remember playing during my senior year of college but one in which I got completely stuck on at the very end. I struggled for a month trying to defeat this one boss, but you can only beat your head against a brick wall so many times and the game was finally discarded to make room for the next game. I mean studying. … Did anyone believe that last sentence?

Anyway, I bring this up because it has dawned on me that I now watch more of my visual entertainment on YouTube rather than on my TV (which is fucking awesome, by the way). And most of the reason I do this is because YouTube has the content I want. While regular TV channels show crappy reality shows, dance shows, talent shows, and unfunny, lame sitcoms YouTube is showing what happened at the end of a game I never could finish five years ago. It’s showing me old NBA games from the 60’s and 70’s.

And, of course, YouTube has brought Chris Chan into my life.

So, until the 2010 NBA season begins (the best chance TV has got at getting my attention), I get the feeling I’m going to be sitting in front of my computer at home rather than sitting in front of my TV. Although, hell, with NBA League Pass, I can watch any of those game online, too.

Current Mood: Wowed emoticon Wowed

  • Zepmoon
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 15:02 | #1

    Agree – that there Internets is the future of TV.

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