Shall We Dance? – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 5

Coming to grips with my past romantic failures in Stardew Valley, I lay it all on the line for Haley right off the bat. When I wasn’t putting on the moves, I dove deep into the mines for rare minerals. Throughout the stream, we also touch on the subject of long distance relationships, rough working conditions, and a trio of random games make it into show & tell!

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So Much to Do and So Little Time in Stardew Valley

Each day in Stardew Valley takes about 14 minutes in real time. By design, you won’t be able to do everything before bedtime. Oftentimes when I’m playing the game, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of things I might want to do in a given moment. While I’ve mostly chosen to go with the approach of doing whatever feels good in the moment, it feels like I could use more than just the game’s in-game tracking tools to keep my agenda straight.

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SteamWorld Quest Review

Off the strength of two stellar SteamWorld Dig games and the excellent SteamWorld Heist, Image & Form have proven themselves as a developer worthy of my attention. I’m willing to give them a chance on whatever they put out.

Put that line of thinking to the test when I finally got around to SteamWorld Quest. This time, the talented studio tries their hand at creating a turn-based JRPG with a card battling system. Does Image & Form continue its hot streak?

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Boy With Love – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 4

Coming to grips with my past romantic failures in Stardew Valley, I lay it all on the line for Haley right off the bat. When I wasn’t putting on the moves, I dove deep into the mines for rare minerals. Throughout the stream, we also touch on the subject of long distance relationships, rough working conditions, and a trio of random games make it into show & tell!

At the end, I take a few detours into a few oldies: Atari Flashback Classics and Panel De Pon!

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Overwatch and Spray Paint Art Review Live Stream!

In between Overwatch matches, I share my latest round of spray paint art. Not only do I have the final products here, but I also have video documenting my process! We also discuss the awkwardness of blind dates and thank Queen Victoria for the Canadian long weekend!

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A Nod to Image & Form, the Makers of the SteamWorld Series

Having just purchased a Humble Bundle, my friend JJ found himself with an extra copy of SteamWorld Dig on the Nintendo 3DS. He was gracious enough to offer me the code. Then I forgot a out it for awhile.

Eventually, I found myself sitting on a train to Montreal with nothing to do. Firing up SteamWorld Dig for the first time, time melted away as I tore through their brilliant take on the Metroidvania genre. As the train pulled into Montreal, I was actually mad that I didn’t have a few extra minutes to wrap things up.

Thus began my love affair with Image & Form, the brilliant minds behind the SteamWorld series.

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Why Did You Eat That!? – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 3

Though I’ve been pining for Haley for weeks now, we’ve made inroads with someone else in ways that I didn’t expect. Besides that, we partake in our first egg festival, discuss our issues with using social media, and geek out over the return of the Tony Hawk series!

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Improving My Streaming Content with a Voice Changer and a Little Ingenuity

“Haley is ignoring you.”

After receiving a harsh comment from Haley in Stardew Valley about my perceived lack of fashion sense the other day, the animosity grew with this latest interaction. Refusing to even look me in the eye, I decided to find another way to her heart: through my phone.

In one hand, I picked up my phone. The other hand was holding down the button to my new voice changer. Now sounding to the viewers as if I was actually on the phone, I left a pathetic voicemail of my character begging for Haley’s attention.

As I hung up the phone, the Simp Phone was born. What started as a silly spur-of-the moment test of my new voice changer became a recurring segment. More importantly, it was a step towards shoring up one of my biggest weaknesses as a streamer.

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Arc System Works: The New King of Fighters

For a long time, I perceived fighting games by Arc System Works as being too complex for me. Initially drawn to their work by how amazing the BlazBlue games looked, my mind melted when I struggled to grasp the game’s intricacies. Guilty Gear games up to Xrd might as well have been rocket science. Love watching the pros play these games, but I have no clue where to being learning how to play.

Their penchant for designing characters that function wildly different from one another while layering on tons of system-level mechanics for fighters that were inpenetrable to me. Even now, after a decade of serious fighting game experience, it would take me a ton of work to just feel competent at any of legacy Guilty Gear or BlazBlue games.

In recent times, Arc System Works have gone a long way towards finding a better balance while also pushing the limits of anime-style graphics. Between their tireless efforts to improve (and Capcom’s well-documented struggles), I think that Arc System Works is the king of fighting game publishers right now.

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