This is an example of a dumb ass that has no idea what the fuck he is talking about. Period. If you personally stepped out of your mothers basement and looked outside of your own very narrow experience and focus you would never have said anything so fucken stupid. You do realize that gaming is main stream now, right? Its not the realm of nerds or children. Grandma plays angry birds. Heh, grandma might be able to kick your ass in Thrill Kill too. Your level of cluelessness could only be acceptable if this was 1992 and you took the short bus to school.
Way back when the we had an odyessy2 we started recording our games, then the Atari games, then lots of C64 stuff and Tecmo Bowl... In the 80s who watched this stuff? Pretty much all my family, and all my friends. Lots of the material made it into various 'trip tapes'. When the PSX came out we used to record our Soul Blade battles for a period of time, along with anything else we thought was cool. and now I use bandicam to record subspace and L4D2 mostly. Who watches the shit? Same audience. I'm slowly putting together a compilation of me getting accidentally set on fire and people thinking they are playing halo (walking in front of you while you are firing).
as far as the nerd thing or living with our parents... in the late 90s/early 2000s we had several machines set up in an apartment. Every day we'd all game there. Lots of counter strike. With our GIRLFRIENDS. We couldnt walk down the street without meeting someone we knew and exchanging pleasantries, making plans, etc... We often didnt have to pay for some of our drinks because everyone knew us and we really were the cool kids. we werent just gamers. We always had random locks and lock pick sets laying around for people to play with and learn lock picking. We had jobs in computers before it was cool. we smoked copious amounts of pot and played a game called drink pussy... point at someone and they have to drink. Lots of the group has went to the 4 corners, but we still game, and now involve the various children spawned over time. We've all been working 40+ work weeks for more than 20 years and we all still game.
Hey... because you are never going to play in the NFL does that mean you stopped playing football too? Lots of cash to be made recording games, but if you think cash is the only value you are really just a blind moron.