Tetris 99 Live Stream – Maximus Cup with the Pokemon Sword and Shield Theme!

With Pokemon Sword and Shield on the horizon, it’s time to unlock the Pokemon theme in Tetris 99 as part of the Maximus Cup! While we play to be the very best (like no one ever was), I share some Tetris tips, the recent story of how I got to see the NBA championship trophy in real life, and the importance of using gaming as a platform for making a positive change on the world!

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Watch Our Extra Life 2019 Marathon!

As if participating in a 25-hour marathon wasn’t difficult enough, the Extra Life site struggled to stay online due to multiple DDoS attacks. Even so, we powered through and raised $1,218 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Simply amazing!

View the full post to see the individual parts, as well as the lengthy shoutouts! Thank you all for your support and we’ll see you next year when we do this all over again!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Our Last Extra Life Fundraiser Before the Marathon!

What a great end to our Tetris 99 fundraiser for Extra Life! Together, we raised $185 for Extra Life. Incredible! Along the way, I shared some stories from the Halloween party I attended the night before, discussed why Canadians don’t refer to themselves as Americans even though Canada is in North America, and identify places in video games we’d love to visit in real life!

View the full post to see highlights and shoutouts! Also, looking forward to seeing you in the morning for our Extra Life 25-hour marathon!

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10 Years of In Third Person: Some of My Favourite Videos and Live Streams

Video has grown to become a primary method of creating and consuming video game content. It makes perfect sense, as gaming in itself is a video-based medium. Though In Third Person has had a YouTube channel for a very long time, I squandered it with crappy webcam videos and rips of Street Fighter match vids for many years.

Many mistakes were made, but it wasn’t until this year where I was truly in a position to make the video content I wanted at an acceptable level of production quality. That said, some of the earliest videos I made with my shoestring equipment budget are still some of my faves! Here’s a few choice cuts!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Canadian Thanksgiving Edition

We get off to a hot start early on with multiple top 5 finishes in Tetris 99. From there, the channel got hit with a huge raid and we got multiple donations for Extra Life from outside sources! Thank you all for the support! During our campaign, we also talked about EGLX, my initial impressions from playing Ring Fit Adventure, what it means to sell out, and the importance of supporting charitable causes!

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The Process Behind Running My Stream

Developing my streaming process has been…a process. For a long time, I failed to see the forest through the trees. Trying to squeeze the most performance out of my underpowered hardware, I spent too much time figuring out how to present a technically-competent stream and not enough time thinking about everything else that goes into it. Didn’t have a plan to promote my stream. Didn’t think about what type of content I wanted to create once I got things working. Didn’t even think about why I was doing this in the first place beyond seeing whether I could do it at all.

My aimlessness came back to haunt me when I came up just short of reaching Twitch Affiliate status. Even though it wasn’t a goal I was actively targeting, missing the mark forced me to really think about what I wanted and the steps required to get there. Streaming is still a struggle, but having a better handle on my goals has really helped me define my approach to this demanding hobby.

As of now, this is the process I go through to make each stream happen.

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From Affiliates now earning ad revenue to the new Creator Dashboard, let’s look at some of the new and upcoming features on Twitch

At the end of September, Twitch unveiled a host of new features coming to the platform in the coming year. There’s a lot of exciting stuff for viewers and creators to enjoy! This post won’t cover all of the announcements, but I wanted to cover the things that I found the most interesting. Let’s go!

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8 Tips for Participating in Extra Life

On Saturday, November 2nd, many will be participating in the Extra Life 25-hour gaming marathon in support of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Our group had an amazing time participating in the program and can’t wait to do it again on November 2nd at 9am EST. If you’ve ever considered participating, or are in the midst of preparing for your big Extra Life event, maybe these tips will come in handy!

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Gaming Decor Patch Notes: October 2019 Edition

The month of Halloween is here and…I’ve done nothing festive with my backdrop. Missed opportunity? Perhaps. Nevertheless, it’s time to run through a few new editions to the gaming room!

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Streaming and The Journey vs. The Destination

A while back, I was perusing r/twitch on Reddit when I stumbled on a thread from a user who was struggling to rebuild the audience he once had after taking an eight-month hiatus. At the time, the thread only had one response, but it strongly resonated with me while summarizing the biggest lesson I’ve learned as a streamer.

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