Overcome the Inherent Challenges That Come with Squad Streaming

A fundamental challenge with game streaming is that you have to find a way to split your attention between the game you’re playing and the audience you’re entertaining. Being able to manage these disparate tasks is a challenge, but it’s a skill that one can develop with practice.

Introducing friends into the mix divides your attention even further. In the heat of the moment, it’s incredibly easy to forget about your audience as you banter with your friends. While there’s a certain level of communication required for teams to coordinate with one another, a stream where the dialogue only consists of teammates calling out sniper positions or yelling for healing doesn’t make for a great viewing experience.

Even between matches, don’t assume the banter between you and your friends is inherently engaging from a viewer’s perspective. By focusing solely on your group chat, viewers can feel like voyeurs in your gaming session rather than welcome members of the experience. When viewers feel like they’re creeping on you, they’re more likely to leave.

Here are some things you can do to make your squad streams better from a viewer’s perspective!

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Are You Serious?! – Pokemon Trading Card Game Online vs. Meghan Plays Games!

Meg is blessed with the most incredible coin flips in Pokemon TGC Online and I am completely beside myself! Can I overcome her incredible luck and talent as a Pokemon Trainer?

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Powered Up! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

 

I need to unlock a new level of Tetris 99 skills to win this one particular match! Also, is the Steam Deck going to kill the Nintendo Switch?

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Mario Golf: Super Rush Review

From the masterclass that is Mario Golf on the Nintendo 64 to the groundbreaking golf RPG that is Mario Golf on the Game Boy, Nintendo knows how to make a great golf game. Unfortunately, incredible golf games don’t necessarily translate to mass appeal. Prior to the release of Mario Golf: Super Rush, the franchise has only sold about six million units across decades worth of games. That’s roughly half of what their tennis games sell and less than a quarter of what Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has sold in far less time.

For many, a lack of interest in the sport is a hurdle not worth overcoming to try a video game adaptation. Even for the few that give golf games a shot, the seemingly glacial pace of video game golf may be too much for newcomers to bear.

Enter Mario Golf: Super Rush. As a means of picking up the pace, Super Rush goes all-in on the concept of speed golf. On top of that, the running parts of the game a few fantastical elements akin to Mario Kart. Does this foundational shift towards speed make for a better and more accessible game?

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Surprise Hit of 2021?! – It Takes Two Live Stream!

 

It Takes Two made quite the splash when it first came out earlier this year. PlayerTwoStart and I finally give this co-op adventure a shot!

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Six-Stack Attack! – Overwatch Live Stream!

PlayerTwoStart, switchtodecaf, Qowface, MacGyverisms, and rainedrop184 team up with me to take on the world in Overwatch! We also discuss the newly-implemented cross-platform play feature and I share my latest Pokemon card pull!

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Why Don’t More Players Use Rashid in Street Fighter V?

In many ways, Rashid is a key figure in Street Fighter V. He’s the main character in the game’s story mode. He’s also one of the most used characters in tournament play. Regardless of his stature within the game and within the tournament scene don’t translate to his overall popularity or usage amongst the overall player base.

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Long Bombs! – Mario Golf: Super Rush Live Stream

Some of the shots that my fellow golfers and I hit during this Mario Golf: Super Rush session were absolutely nuts! I also go into detail about my history with the Mario Golf franchise and why I have such mixed feelings about this latest entry.

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