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Twitch Makes Gaming Spectator Sport

Twitch Makes Gaming Spectator Sport
Since kids crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play Pac-Man, video games have been a spectator sport. But now there's Twitch, which draws millions of visitors watching people play games.
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