Twitch and Live Streaming Beyond the Bounds of Video Games

“Person Playing Video Games” is probably the single largest form of content that exists in the world of live streaming. There’s nothing wrong with that. Will be the first to admit that the vast majority of my streaming content is in that format. I also have no shortage of amazing memories that have come from game streaming. Odds are, this type of content will be my bread-and-butter for the foreseeable future.

Even so, I have ambitions of doing more within the medium. Boss Rush – a talk show I host with Jason, Mat, Jon, Kris, and Rachel – is just the start.

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DnD 101 with Jason, Kris, Rachel, Mat, and Jon!

Our adventure (technically) begins here! Jason from Downstab.com graciously guides us through the character creation process and an example scenario. If you have any interest in learning how to play Dungeons & Dragons, definitely check this one out!

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Star Wars: Imperial Assault Review

Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a game designed to capture the essence of ground-based combat in the Star Wars universe. Heroes with blasters and lightsabers take on the Imperial army, which features Stormtroopers, Probe Droids and even AT-STs. Heck, even the likes of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader make cameo appearances here. Is this the Star Wars board game you’re looking for?

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review


Going into Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I had little to no interest in the series or the type of fiction this game is based on. I was bored by the Lord of the Rings movies, have no interest in playing anything like Dungeons & Dragons, and outside of Fire Emblem, never cared to play any video games based on fantasy. Prior to my brother and I’s purchase of Skyrim, we finally decided to play our copy of Oblivion, which has been sealed and sitting on our shelf for a year. While I could appreciate the ambition behind the game, the start of that game didn’t win me over. The start of that story wasn’t interesting, the race and class system was far too confusing for my tastes and the use of ‘ye olde English’ font irritated me from a readability and overall design perspective.

All things considered, I shouldn’t like Skyrim. The only reason I even bought it in the first place was because I think I’d be missing out on the gaming zeitgeist if I didn’t play this game. However, instead of shrugging it off like Oblivion, Skyrim has won me over in a big way.

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Pick Up Post – Dragon Age: Origins

 

Humans are creatures of habit. We stick with what we know and we generally don’t like to deviate from that. However, you’ll never know what awesome things you’re missing out on if you don’t reach outside of your comfort zone. One of my favourite examples of me reaching out of my comfort zone has nothing to do with games. Just over a year ago, my girlfriend Steff introduced me to Thai food. Mmm…

As far as games go, the biggest jump I made out of my comfort zone in recent memory was Mass Effect. Having heard so many great things about this series, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and give this action RPG a shot. Needless to say, it made quite the impression on me.

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