Popular Twitch streamer Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo admitted that he is making his son, Charlie, play though the older generation of games, as told in an interview with Business Insider on November 1.
Lupo feels that starting the younger generation of players with newer, high-definition titles will make them unappreciative of the advancement in technology and graphics.
“If you stick a kid in front of all of these super-high-resolution games with tons of polygons – put him front of ‘Fortnite’ – he won’t appreciate back when it was 8-bit, and all the audio was done on MIDI,” Lupo said to BI.
He likewise wants his son to appreciate the history of gaming, itself, and claimed that he would make Charlie play the entire lineup of Nintendo’s titles before getting him started on newer games.
“I want him to have an appreciation for the history of how I got to where I am now,” he continued. “He’ll play Nintendo’s entire lineup before he starts getting too crazy.”
Three-year-old Charlie has been featured on Lupo’s streams many times, and will likely take up Ben’s mantle of the ‘Lupo family business’ – should he choose to follow in his father’s footsteps. Lupo himself is open to the possibility of a family legacy in streaming, provided that Charlie looks to do ‘something positive’ with his intent.
Lupo isn’t the only one to have thought of a streaming family business, either. Notable streamer TimTheTatMan likewise mentioned something similar during a livestreamed gender reveal of his as-yet unborn son, where he joked that he might keep the name ‘Tim’ in the family for a probable streaming enterprise.