Blazing Chrome Review

In a world overtaken by aliens robots, mankind’s only hope is one-or-two trigger happy rebels who can run, jump, and blast everything in sight. Even with the “obvious” difference in enemy types, I wouldn’t blame you for mixing up Blazing Chrome as a successor in the Contra series. Though it doesn’t bear the name, it certainly packs the same punch while making a number of meaningful improvements to the formula.

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Uncomfortably Numb – Tetris 99 Live Stream

These last few weeks have been really tough for the stream as I struggle to find ways to re-stabilize my image quality. However, with the use of a VPN, this show was a much better viewing experience! Besides stacking blocks in Tetris 99 and securing at least one win before signing off, I share my experience having just done the Mansions of Madness escape room, weird dreams, and that time I temporarily lost the use of a limb!

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Why It’s Okay to Quit Streaming (And What You Can Do to Break Through) #BloggersWhoStream

[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!]

When it comes to streaming, I value the human connection that can be created during a show above all else. It’s incredible when viewers from around the world come by to talk about mutual interests, partake in healthy debates, share life stories, and provide support for one another. It doesn’t take much for this magic to happen, as some of my most memorable streams involved just one viewer in the chat.

Creating that human connection is difficult when streaming to an empty room. For most, the room is empty more often than not. This is a top-heavy medium where the majority of the audience watches just a handful of creators. It’s so uneven that about 89% of active streamers average less than three viewers a stream.

Furthermore, the top 5,000 streamers garner 74% of all watch time. With over 3,000,000 active streamers per month, that leaves 99.84% of active streamers with only 26% of the watch time pie. This creates an environment where tens of thousands of streamers are broadcasting to zero viewers at any given time. Just with Fortnite alone, sort by streams with the lowest viewer counts first and you’ll unearth thousands of streamers without a viewer.

I’m not immune to this phenomenon. There are times when my viewer counter stays at zero for the duration of a stream. It’s actually an improvement over 2017, where I pretty much went the entire year without anyone noticing me. Even so, the feeling of opening yourself up to the world and no one caring is…one of the most demoralizing experiences I’ve gone through as a creator.

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First Time Playing Witcher 3 Live Stream

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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Year of the Rat and Year of the Room Cam! Overwatch Live Stream!

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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The Paranormal Productions Level in Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a Box Office Smash

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.

[SPOILERS AHEAD]

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The Gaming Rotation – How Many Games Are You Juggling at Once?

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.

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Ready for CTWC Classic Tetris World Championships?

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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Fantasy Strike Review

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?

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