Pichu-kun on May 14th 2018 at 7:04:44 AM
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Pichu-kun on May 16th 2018 at 4:56:48 PM
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With the rise of online video games, many games have begun adding modes that allow players to watch other players as they play. This is most common in fighting games.
The concept dates back to the heyday of arcades as many people would watch others play games, especially fighting games. The popularity of gaming tournaments and online streams shows that many people take enjoyment in watching others play games.
- Super Smash Bros.: The fourth incarnation has a "Spectator Mode" where you can watch others fight. You can also bet in-game currency on the player.
- Starting with update 1.10 of ARMS, the game has a spectator mode combined in its "Arena" mode. Players take turns in one-on-one matches while the others spectate.
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