Hard Fought Wins and Streamer Pet Peeves! Tetris 99 Live Stream!

You know what really grinds my gears? Besides losing in Tetris, we share some of our pet peeves when it comes to watching live streams! We also talk a bunch about the major Pokemon Direct announcements, including the revelation that 200 previously-cut Pokemon will make their return as part of the DLC. As for Tetris, we bookend the show with a pair of wins! The last one in particular was a real fight!

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Live Streaming and A Teachable Moment

One of the most amazing aspects of live streaming is the way in which it brings people together from all over the world. Been fortunate enough to have viewers make a positive impact on the show from the US, Mexico, South Africa, England, France, Australia, Germany, and more. I make it a point to celebrate our cultural differences while bonding over a common love of gaming. Wherever you are, I want you to feel like there’s a place for you here.

Up until this point, we’ve been able to maintain a positive environment with little moderation. However, I was put into a dilemma when an enthusiastic viewer caught me by surprise with a racially-insensitive comment.

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Growing on Twitch is hard, but these videos might steer you in the right direction!

Establishing a presence on Twitch is one of the most daunting challenges I’ve ever faced as a content creator. If you’ve tried your hand at streaming, you too may know the hardships that come with standing out in a sea of other streamers.

I don’t have all the answers, and admittedly, I was largely rambling about streaming stuff while playing Overwatch. However, I do go over a number of challenges that aspiring streamers face and ways of growing your platform! Check out these videos for my insights!

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Blue Yeti Nano Review

Does the old adage, “Good things come in small packages” hold true for the Blue Yeti Nano? This mini reboot of the wildly-popular original attempts to retain the overall sound quality of the original in a smaller package while removing a few features specifically designed for recording singing vocals or musical instruments. Blue’s hope is that the Nano will be your go-to mic for voice recording, podcasting, or streaming. Having bought one for myself, I put it through its paces.

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Better Than Contra?! Blazing Chrome Full Playthrough Live Stream!

Konami’s classic run-and-gun has some stiff competition from Blazing Chrome! This indie alternative features the same type of break-neck thrills with a few new twists of its own. While we attempt to overthrow our machine overlords, we discuss our favourite movies of 2019, debate whether Detective Pikachu is the first good video game movie, and I find out there’s a new way to make a heart with your fingers!

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Holiday Cheer and NES Games Show and Tell! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

Though I’ve never been formally against viewers playing games with me on stream, I officially open the gates for this Tetris 99 stream! Thanks for the games everyone! While we compete for the #1 spot, we discuss my recent experience throwing axes, share my most recent Pokemon plushie addition, and I die inside as I literally delete the stream during the middle of the show!

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Tetris 99 Team Battles With the Blue Squad! #sobblesquad

We take advantage of the new Team Battle feature by playing as a unit in Tetris 99! During one glorious moment, I carried us to victory. Otherwise, we had a lot of fun talking about Star Wars, the holiday season, and Disney movies!

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Convention Week – Panels I Would Like to Host Someday

Convention Week comes to a close with some ideas for panels I’d like to host someday. Hope you’ve enjoyed this series of posts!

As of now, being famous enough to warrant a spot on a convention panel isn’t a goal of mine. Writing and streaming is something I do as a passion project. But if this journey somehow took me up on stage in front of an audience, here are some things I’d be interested in discussing!

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Live Streaming and Embracing Audience Participation

When Tetris 99 introduced Invictus Mode, I switched to playing that mode exclusively. Part of it stemmed from believing that I have the skills to compete at that level. Wins are sparse, but I’ve won enough Invictus matches to feel like this is the right mode for me.

Beyond that, I also chose to play Invictus matches as a means of attracting viewers to the stream. Skill can play a major factor when it comes to drawing an audience, and I felt like I had to play at Invictus-level difficulty in order to stand a chance against other streamers in the directory. Even though the focus of my show isn’t so much about competitive play, I figured that players streaming classic Tetris 99 would get left behind.

Skill still goes a long way, but the factors that determine viewership are more complicated than that.

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The Game Awards Watch Party Featuring the Xbox Series X, Our First Look at a PlayStation 5 Game, and Game of the Year!

Our first look at the Xbox Series X, an assortment of new game reveals, and dope music underscore our Game Awards watch party! It may not have been the most appealing show for us, but we had a great time hanging out with each other and adding our own commentary!

Unfortunately, I won’t have the time to cut highlights out of this broadcast. Instead, I hope you watch the whole thing from front-to-back! 😉 Ok, onto the shoutouts!

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