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Streamers are role-playing as NPCs

TikTok users acting at non-playable characters, or NPCs. (TikTok/@ishowspeed/@natuecoco/@cherrycrushtv)
TikTok users acting at non-playable characters, or NPCs. (TikTok/@ishowspeed/@natuecoco/@cherrycrushtv)

There is a trend on social media of people role-playing so-called non-playable characters from video games.

Endless Thread’s Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson take a look at the phenomenon.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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