Disrespected! – Guilty Gear -Strive- Live Stream

I should have taken Sol more seriously as he knocks my block off in multiple Guilty Gear -Strive- sets! With this being week 1, I attempt to get acquainted with Giovanna and Anji Mito in hopes of eventually settling on a main!

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Diving Into Team Deathmatch in Rogue Company!

Rogue Company finally gets a straight-up Team Deathmatch mode. Let’s try it out!

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Why I Treat Playing Video Games and Streaming Video Games on Twitch as Two Different Things

At a certain point in my streaming journey, I made a very important distinction for myself:

Playing video games and streaming are two separate activities.

Making this adjustment has helped me manage managing my mental health while also putting myself in a better position to work towards my streaming goals. Here’s how I differentiate between the two and how I benefit.

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Retro Revival Beatdown! – Streets of Rage 4 Live Stream

10 years after Mr. X was defeated, his children return to terrorize Wood Oak City! PlayerTwoStart joins me as we attempt to take back the streets in Streets of Rage 4!

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Trolled on My Own Stream?! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

An excellent Tetris 99 player in the chat is trolling me with silly names (and besting me on the leaderboards). Do we eventually find the identity of this troll? More importantly, can I find the skills within me to overthrow them?

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So Many Balls! – Knockout City Live Stream

The competition in Knockout City is only getting tougher as players come to grips with its brand of dodgeball. Thankfully, I’ve got PlayerTwoStart and Qowface to back me up! We take part in a thrilling stretch of street and ranked matches!

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Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Live Stream!

Happy Birthday, Overwatch! PlayerTwoStart and I return to our favourite shooter to unlock the event-exclusive Echo skin! We also play a hot new board game that forces me to answer the question, “Is Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64 overrated?”

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Surprise Hit of 2021!? – Knockout City Live Stream

 

Like a dodgeball to the back of the head, no one could have seen Knockout City being an early success story of 2021! PlayerTwoStart, Muligoon, and I throw our balls around in this set of Street and League matches!

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Setting New Records! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

The Tetris Gods were on my side today, as I set a new personal best for most wins during a Tetris 99 stream! We also try out some of the chips in the ultimate potato chip crossover and discuss how streamers can improve their streams by incorporating elements of storytelling!

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Examples of Twitch and YouTube Streaming Overlay Design Elements That I Really Like

What makes for a good streaming overlay? With streaming as a medium still in its infancy, the answer is rapidly-evolving and highly-subjective. Once upon a time, overlays weren’t a thing. Then we moved into a phase where streamers filled the screen with design elements and widgets. These days, the new wave is a larger camera view within your gameplay scene so that viewers get a better view of the streamer.

Furthermore, overlays aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. As one example, I greatly prefer the look of streams that put the camera overtop of full-width gameplay. However, that particular presentation style doesn’t work for speed-runners who display their time splits on the side or for retro games that are presented in a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Based on my experiences of watching Twitch and tinkering with my own overlay, here are aspects of overlay design that I like. There are links to every streamer I reference in case you’re interested in checking them out. I’m by no means an expert on overlay design. Just using this post to share design elements that I appreciate!

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