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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Knockout City Review

Video game dodgeball has existed since the 80s with the likes of Super Dodge Ball. As a whole though, dodgeball is an underutilized concept. Maybe other game designers didn’t want to step on the toes of the Kunio-Kun universe. Maybe they just didn’t have any ideas to expand on the core concept of hitting people in the face with balls.

Enter Knockout City. Taking cues from team deathmatch shooters, Metroid Prime, and…fighting games(?)…this might be the most ambitious dodgeball game yet.

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The Best Mode in Rogue Company is…Dodge Ball?

If you can dodge bullets, you can dodge a ball?

No, there aren’t any actual balls to duck in the Dodge Ball mode found in Rogue Company. But that doesn’t stop this side mode from currently being the best reason to play this free-to-play shooter.

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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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Knockout City is a very traditional game (with a fairly unique twist)

Underneath the veneer of fantastical dodgeball, Knockout City is a team deathmatch shooter. Players roam around an enclosed space, hitting each other with projectiles to score points.

In practice, Knockout City feels very different from a traditional shooter. Not because you’re hurling dodgeballs instead of firing bullets. Its unique feel is derived from the absence of a core tenet of shooter design: aiming.

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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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Why Are You Mad, Wailmer? – Pokemon Snap Live Stream

What’s got Wailmer in a tizzy? Also, I rank pizza toppings on a tier list! All this and more in this New Pokemon Snap live stream!

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Mack is Out for Justice in Rogue Company!

The latest addition to Rogue Company is a broadsword-wielding Scotsman who is out for justice! I put Mack to the test in this set of Rogue Company matches with the Dubs All Day crew!

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The Final Beta! – Guilty Gear -Strive- Beta Action!

Arc System Works gave us one more peek at Guilty Gear -Strive-! This time, we put the two latest characters to the test: Anji Mito and I-No!

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