99 Pac-Man Challenge! – Pac-Man 99 Live Stream

Only one Pac-Man can survive in this new and chaotic take on Pac-Man!

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Versus Everybody! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

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Who will rise to the top in an all-out Tetris 99 war? Between matches, we discuss my latest board game pickup, Super Mario games on the Nintendo Switch, and my recent success on Tik Tok!

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Death By Poison! – Ghost of Tsushima Live Stream

Jin Sakai returned home just to get his father’s armour. What he ended up getting was much more! We also discuss a show & tell with a few PlayStation 3 classics and watch a mind-blowing Twitch stream that’s taking the world by storm!

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Tips for Narrating and Commentating on Your Gameplay While Streaming on Twitch or YouTube

Your voice is your most valuable asset as a streamer. No one else in the world sounds exactly like you. No one else has your exact perspective on the world. No one else can share your specific insight on a game or subject. The more you use your voice, the more you will stand out amongst the masses, even if you’re playing the same games as everyone else.

In spite of this power that we all wield, countless streamers under-utilize their voice. They sit silently for minutes at a time, even when some are streaming with the best microphone audio can buy. Considering how first impressions are usually made in seven seconds or less, viewers may be leaving in droves because your silence gives viewers the sense that you’re just another streamer playing a video game with nothing else to offer.

Coming up with stuff to talk about for hours on end is difficult, especially if you’re not the talkative type. Thankfully, there’s a convenient source of material to draw from right in front of your face: the game you’re playing. By narrating and commenting on you’re in-game actions, thought process, and reactions, you’ll almost always have something of value to say. Here are some tips for narrating and commentating like a pro!

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Ghost Stance! – Ghost of Tsushima Live Stream

With Mongols storming Yarikara, Jin Sakai takes things to next level by cutting down everyone in his path! Besides playing Ghost of Tsushima, we deep dive into 90s hip-hop, predatory microtransactions, and the insanity of NFTs!

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Tetris 99 Fight Club! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

First rule of Tetris 99 fight club: tell everyone about Tetris 99 fight club! We gather again for another set of matches! We also discuss my initial thoughts on the Stardew Valley board game and my recent jump onto Tik Tok!

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Common Challenges that 0-Viewer Twitch Streamers Face (and Potential Ways of Overcoming Them)

Streaming to zero viewers isn’t something to be ashamed of. Roughly 88% of active streamers have an average concurrent viewership of 0-5 viewers. Many in that group never see viewers at all. It took me about a year of floundering on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch before finally finding my footing above the 0-viewer threshold.

For those who have ambitions of climbing out of that hole, maybe I can help? Though I certainly don’t have the experience or wisdom to help you become the next Ninja, the experience I do have may be enough to get you past 0-viewer Andy status.

Using the site nobody.live for reference, I decided to watch over 100 0-viewer streams and make note of some common factors that could be holding these streamers back. Here are some common challenges I noted and some potential solutions for overcoming them!

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Take Your Twitch or YouTube Streaming Overlay Presentation to the Next Level With This Trick!

During the peak of my Among Us frenzy, my wife and I stumbled on a jacksepticeye video of him and a number of other top gaming content creators playing the game together. During the voting phase, the camera punched inward to focus on Jack, making for a better viewing experience in that moment. Other streamers do this with their VODs as well, such as Pokimane, Disguised Toast, Ninja, and more.

The thing is, this zoom effect is done after the fact in a video editor. But could an entrepreneurial streamer implement that same effect in a live environment?

Yes!

I have implemented it on my stream and I love having for the sake of having an “aside” with viewers without taking them completely out of the game. Here is how you can implement this zoom-in during gameplay!

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Scrubs On Blast! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

Between intense Tetris 99 matches, I read aloud a very important message that scrub players in any competitive game need to hear! I also share my latest anime glass art creation and I can’t believe how well it turned out!

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Add the Twitch Chat and Event List in OBS the Easy Way

One of the big criticisms levied at OBS versus other broadcast software is that it doesn’t have the chat and event list built in. Having to look at different windows to see all of the information you need as a streamer is a nightmare, which oftentimes drives users to alternatives.

Some go to Streamlabs OBS, which does offer these features, as well as direct integration with Streamlabs alerts and overlays. While this is more than enough for some, its walled-garden approach gives it a much lower ceiling from a technical perspective if you really want to push your streams to the limit. I used to use StreamElements OBS Live, but recent hiccups in the software would cause my OBS to crash on start-up. Uninstalling it did the trick and I’ll never recommend it again.

So what does one do now? Well, there’s actually a very easy trick to add your chat, event lists, stats, or anything you can see in a web browser inside OBS! Best of all, you don’t need to install any intrusive software to make this work!

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