Looking for a blast from the past? Listen to the Recurring Bosscast!

Many moons ago, Jason, Mat, and I used to host the Recurring Bosscast on Splitkick. When the site shuttered in 2014, all of the episodes disappeared with it.

In case you missed it, almost all of the episodes are back on YouTube! Listen in as we discuss games and topics surrounding gaming at the time, including the tail end of the Xbox 360/PS3/Wii era, the start of the Xbox One/PS4/Wii U era, and a whole host of random stuff in between!

Though it took a ton of work to convert all of these into videos, upload them, and upload my original posts, it was important to us that we have these publicly available for archival purposes. Hope you enjoy!

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Show Your Discord Chat Within Your Twitch Stream By Using Discord StreamKit

Among Us is the hot game right now, particularly in the world of Twitch. Most of its best parts involve players debating whodunnit. As a viewer, it can be difficult to know who is talking, since you usually only see the streamer.

While browsing Pokimane‘s stream, I noticed that she had a particular solution to this problem. How did she get her Discord voice chat bubbles to appear on screen? Follow this guide and you can have this feature on your stream too!

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The Decision? – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 20

Pierre has notified us that we can now give our one true love a bouquet of flowers to demonstrate that we’re serious. But who will we propose to? Haley or Abigail?

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Why I Chose the PlayStation 5 Over the Xbox Series X (For Now)

For the past year, I’ve been saving up for one of the two next generation consoles. With each passing reveal, I made notes and weighed my options. Recently, I made up my mind and locked in a pre-order for a PlayStation 5.

Really excited to get new hardware in November! While there are a lot of great reasons to pick up an Xbox Series X, from superior hardware, to Xbox Game Pass, better backwards compatibility, and their recent acquisition of Bethesda, here’s why I chose one over the other for the time being.

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Still Good 24 Years Later? – Super Mario 64 from Super Mario 3D All-Stars Live Stream – Part 1

With Super Mario 3D All-Stars currently in my Switch, I dive back into Super Mario 64 since it released in 1996. Is it still a banger?

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Donating to Extra Life for Every Win! – Overwatch Live Stream featuring Switch to Decaf, PlayerTwoStart, jennathefool, and bythesav!

jennathefool and bythesav join Switch To Decaf, PlayerTwoStart and I form like Voltron for the sake of the kids! Again, we’re making donations for every win in Overwatch. How many can we get?

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Stardew Valley Review

Wanting to escape the soul-crushing corporate world, you retreat to the farm that once belonged to your grandfather. The cabin is tiny and wilderness has reclaimed the land, but with a lot of elbow grease, you can restore it to its former glory.

Thus, your adventure in Stardew Valley begins. Even with over 10 million sold since its 2016 launch, I still found a patch of land to call my own.

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Ranking the Slay the Spire Classes

Over the past few months, I’ve made some serious strides towards slaying the spire. I’ve beaten the game with every class at least once. Still working on conquering the “secret” 4th level and unlocking the game’s true ending.

All four classes have their strengths and weaknesses. But which one is my favourite to play as? Let’s rank them!

4. The Silent

Silent and deadly in the right hands (sorry), The Silent has so many cool tools at her disposal. I love her poison mechanic and I love raining on my foes with daggers. Nevertheless, she was the one I struggled to beat the game with the most.

She can do so much on the offensive end, but her low health and defensive options feel a bit too all-or-nothing. I also feel like it’s really difficult to build an all-around hand with The Silent. Maybe I’m just a scrub, but it feels like focusing your efforts on one aspect of her toolkit works better than trying to have a bit of everything. Even so, she’s still a ton of fun to play and quite the power trip when you’ve got the right build.

3. The Watcher

The Watcher has some of my favourite cards in the entire game. The Alpha > Beta > Omega setup that eventually unlocks 50 damage every turn is mind-blowing! When the stars align, she’s an absolute wrecking ball. I managed to beat the game with The Watcher long before maxing out the character and unlocking all of her kit.

At the same time, she can also be the ultimate glass cannon if you get caught in the wrong stance. In her powered-up Wrath stance, she deals double damage at the cost of eating double damage. It’s critical to mastering her, but even great runs can literally disintegrate in one turn if you mess up the timing. She might be the character I’m most effective with, but I feel like I’m walking on eggshells throughout.

2. The Ironclad

Compared to the other characters, The Ironclad’s play style is a bit…vanilla. Though you don’t have to manage any extra layers of depth, there’s definitely an art to climbing the tower with The Ironclad.

What makes The Ironclad rank so high on my list is his raw damage output. Many of his cards hit hard at face value and can be absolutely devastating if you build the right deck to amplify his firepower. I also like a few of his key tools that allow him to block and attack at the same time. Great character to learn the game with or fight with to unlock the true ending!

1. The Defect

Every character in Slay the Spire is a joy to play. But if I’m forced in a position to only play one class, I’m going with my favourite: The Defect. This robot is designed around engine-building, where many of its powers come from managing orbs that grant a myriad of active and passive abilities. Though it takes some work to get The Defect going, it can be developed into an absolute unit. Best of all, its fundamental design allows for a ton of play style flexibility. If I’m going to truly slay the spire, I’m aiming to do it first with The Defect!

Merge the Physical and Digital Worlds of Your Twitch or YouTube Streams Through Creative Uses of Green Screen Technology

Green screens work incredibly well for the purposes of background removal. However, the application of green screen technology doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. Inspired by MissMollyMakes, I incorporated green screen technology into my physical background. Here’s how you can do something similar!

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Spray Paint Art of Tetris, Overwatch, Super Mario, and More!

What a beautiful day for spray paint art! We hang out in the back yard and make spray paint art pieces inspired by Overwatch, Tetris, Super Mario, Wonder Woman, and more! Even the iconic air horn gets some spray paint love!

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