[This post is part of a blogging collaboration by Later Levels and Hundstrasse called #BloggersWhoStream. Make sure to give them both credit and follow the hashtag on Twitter for more posts from the community!]
As a writer with ambitions of streaming, it’s easy to feel like you’re at a disadvantage. In a number of ways, you probably are. While you’re comfortable communicating your words through a keyboard, streaming requires you to learn a number of new technologies that you likely have little-to-no experience with. Even scarier is the thought of communicating through a camera and microphone with your voice, facial expressions, and body language. Oh yeah, and everyone will be judging how you look. Are you ready for your closeup?
Millions of other streamers have already figured out their tech and have no qualms with pointing a camera at their face. Is it too late for you as a writer to follow suit? Absolutely not. Even if the tech gives you plenty of headaches and you may forever be camera shy, your writing experience gives you a distinct advantage over many others in the space. Let me explain.
Better late than never? I give the Witcher 3 a shot in this live stream! Apologies to everyone who watched this live, as the bit rate was awful. Hoping to fix that in the near future! But for now, here it is in full quality!
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Happy Lunar New Year! We return to the world of Overwatch during the festivities, which includes a few big wins and a few big-time performances! Also making its debut on today’s stream is a new room cam! Do you like the new addition?
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As we discussed yesterday, I’m gradually chipping away at Luigi’s Mansion 3. The game is pretty great so far, but there’s one particular section I really want to talk that can’t wait until my full review.
From what I gather, Luigi’s Mansion 3 isn’t a particularly long game. And yet here I am, having owned it since launch, still just a fraction of the way through it.
A lot of things arose in the last few months that got in the way. Running the Extra Life marathon. The holidays. Writing for the site. Streaming. Creating content for the YouTube channel. Oh, and my quirk of playing only one game at a time.
Though I’ve been playing Tetris since the days of the NES and Game Boy, I got good playing the modern versions of Tetris, such as Tetris DS, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Tetris Effect, and Tetris 99. Over the years, Tetris has made a lot of mechanical changes to its core formula that you might have missed, making NES Tetris a very different beast. Do my modern skills translate to classic Tetris? Am I ready for the CTWC Classic Tetris World Championships? Let’s find out together!
I think I took a big step forward with this video in terms of concept and execution. It’s not perfect, but I’m really glad with how it turned out. Hope you enjoy!
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The gorgeous Dark Samus Amiibo is available now! Here’s an up close and personal look at this doppelganger! Enjoy!
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Fantasy Strike by Sirlin Games is a video game based on a card game inspired by a video game. You still following?
Yomi, the card game that is the source material Fantasy Strike is based on, is one of my all-time favourite tabletop gaming experiences for how well it translates the thrill of playing a fighting game into a tabletop experience. Does Fantasy Strike bring the whole thing full-circle as a compelling video game?
What’s your game of the decade? We all share our picks towards the end of the show! Leading up to that, we cover a ton of games we’re playing, including Ring Fit Adventure, Pokemon Sword/Shield, Layton’s Mystery Journey, Has-Been Heroes, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Outer Worlds, Man of Medan, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
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You know what really grinds my gears? Besides losing in Tetris, we share some of our pet peeves when it comes to watching live streams! We also talk a bunch about the major Pokemon Direct announcements, including the revelation that 200 previously-cut Pokemon will make their return as part of the DLC. As for Tetris, we bookend the show with a pair of wins! The last one in particular was a real fight!
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