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We Asked Chaturbate Streamers Why They're Horny For 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

Interviews with professional sex havers that just happen to game.

by Jed Whitaker
Mar 2 2017, 7:42pm

Your dad plays Candy Crush, your grandma plays Skyrim, basically everyone plays games these days, and that includes the people who stream their sexploits on camera for a living. If you're a modern day human, you've probably happened across a site where guys, girls, and others stream themselves nude, masturbating, fucking, sucking or eating ass like it's their job (because it literally is).

Personally, I frequent Chaturbate, which is the sex equivalent of popular game streaming site Twitch, only with a lot less gaming and a lot more porkin'. Men, women, and trans performers show off their naughty bits live in hopes of earning tips from horny viewers in the form of tokens that can be purchased through the site. Performers interact with their audience in real time in chats filled with requests and memes, though unlike Twitch these usually involve nudity. If you thought Twitch chats were depraved... well you're not wrong, but Chaturbate's chat can get downright vile considering it's mostly men demanding women perform sex acts for like a fiver.

Since some of the models game on stream before or after acts, or have gaming related items in the background behind them during sex, I set out to find out a little bit more about their gaming habits; specifically, what games they were currently playing and what games they were looking forward to this year. Turns out that when not playing with themselves, cammers are a lot like us, as a majority of them are looking forward to the very soon to be released The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The surprising part? Most of them are planning on getting it on the Wii U.

Speaking to Ysera (who goes by the name of 8bitdeviants)—whose page features lots of gaming imagery including art from the original Zelda and walls covered in Samurai Warriors and Kingdom Hearts posters—I found that she was currently playing the remake of Dragon Quest 7 that released in late 2016. As far as upcoming games she said she is looking forward to picking up the recently delayed Persona 5 and the new Zelda for Wii U as the Nintendo Switch "isn't worth playing until Mario comes out, so I don't see a reason to buy the Switch," an opinion echoed by many people disappointed with the Switch's early lineup of games. Ysera also stated she, "doesn't want a female Link. Link is Link. Also, Linkle was awful." 

Anthony19cal, a hung bi guy with a buff, shirtless Mega Man superimposed over his stream and a Zelda poster in the background was warming up his giant schlong for a nice self-suck session on cam when he told me he is hyped for Breath of the Wild but plans on getting it on the Wii U because he can't afford a Switch right now. Otherwise, he has just been playing World of Warcraft recently, when not blowing himself for others to enjoy, of course.

Image: Ysera's profile page

Not everyone was so eager to talk about gaming, even though they were clearly big fans. Shanehall was one such person, who I stumbled across dressed up as a sexy version of Sora, the lead character from the popular RPG franchise that combines Final Fantasy and Disney characters into one strange universe. As I loaded Shane's camera someone in his chat tipped him 25 tokens (that equates to a whopping $1.25), which bought them a prize from a virtual prize board. The prize? 10 push-ups, which Shane excitedly did on camera while explaining he likes to keep fit and this is a fun way to do it. Perhaps he has given up gaming for getting paid to exercise on a sex streaming site? Who can blame him, truly that is the American dream.

I asked over 50 other gaming cammers the same questions and found that currently the most popular game among them is Blizzard's popular hero-based shooter Overwatch, with World of Warcraft coming in just behind it. Aside from the overwhelming amount of people saying they were mostly looking forward to the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild, there weren't very many other answers aside from Persona 5 and "whatever horror games are coming out this year." Most people gave the same reason when asked why the Wii U version and not the Switch version of Zelda, which was a lack of funds. That may indicate that sexing online for money probably isn't the most lucrative job as you'd imagine, though supposedly girls make between $100 and $1000 a day, which isn't exactly pocket change.

So what did we learn? Nothing, really, other than that if you fuck on camera for others to watch, and you game, you're probably buying the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and that's okay, you're not alone.

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