My Streaming Studio Tour: 2021 Edition

Stream setups come in all shapes and sizes. Some streamers work with multiple DSLR cameras, a high-end microphone, and a computer that could power a space station. Others make it happen by leveraging the built-in streaming functionality on their consoles. Some excel by broadcasting with only their phone.

Will be the first to admit that it’s a ton of fun talking about streaming tech and adding more tools to my setup. Even so, the value of one’s content isn’t defined by the equipment they have, but what they do with it. People make amazing things happen with lesser gear all the time.

As I continue to develop my streaming setup, I try to remind myself of this truth. My setup has gotten much better in the last year or so but none of this stuff matters if my content isn’t fulfilling to make and isn’t adding value to your life. Here’s what I use to create!

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Doomed?! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

With my fate hanging in the balance due to a slew of unforced errors, do I have the gumption to overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds? Between matches, we discuss house-hunting horror stories, what factors are used to determine what the perfect video game is, and why I use a DualShock 4 to play Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch!

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How-To Easily Create Colour Gradients in OBS Without Photoshop or Other Photo Editing Apps

Colour gradients are a great way of adding design elements that fade into different colours. Until recently, this effect was only possible within Photoshop or other external photo-editing apps. As a streamer, you’d have to bounce between your streaming software and your photo editor to create and implement gradients in the right size.

Now there’s an easier way to create simple gradients within OBS without having to use an external photo app. Let me show you how!

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Some of My Favourite On-Stream Twitch Moments of 2020

2020 was quite the year for In Third Person on Twitch. We shared a lot of laughs. Made a lot of new friends. Channel Points changed the show in a big way, allowing you to control the stream and hunt for shiny Snorlax. We also raised a mind-boggling amount of money for Extra Life!

Before we close the book on 2020, let’s take a moment to relive some of my favourite on-stream moments! There are too many to count, but here a few that immediately come to mind!
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So Many Wins! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

When you’re hot, you’re hot! I set a new personal record for Tetris 99 wins on stream! As we played, we discussed a ton of different stuff. What super awkward thing did Jett just do? Is any of the new Twitch merch any good? And is it worth hunting for a PlayStation 5 right now?

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The Most Popular Channel Point Rewards on My Twitch Channel in 2020

Earlier this year, I implemented new tech that allowed you to control the stream by spending Twitch Channel Points. The feature proved to be such a big hit that it’s now a core component of my show. I love the fact that you get to add your personal touch to the content, whether that means perfectly timing the air horn to coincide with hype moments, taking a hilarious photograph of me with an autograph to match, or blowing the Poke Flute in hopes that shiny Snorlax will appear.

Speaking of which, let’s get the elephant shiny Snorlax out of the room. The most popular Twitch Channel Point reward was the Poke Flute and it wasn’t close. But how much more popular was it compared to the others? And how often were the other effects used? Here are the Channel Point usage stats on my channel from least-to-most used!

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Make it Rain! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

We bounce back from a winless Tetris 99 stream with a few big dubs! Throughout the stream, we also tackle an assortment of topics, such as Christmas traditions and the difficulty of making money on Twitch. Finally, shiny Snorlax came to party today!

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Testing the Features Within NVIDIA Broadcast, Including Noise Removal, Background Removal, and More

NVIDIA made its first major strides into the streaming world with their new NVENC encoder. Incorporated as part of every graphics card above the 1660, their new NVENC provides streamers with a video encoder that is on par with x264 while freeing up the CPU to handle other tasks.

More recently, they’ve rolled out NVIDIA Broadcast. This free suite of tools aim to improve the presentation of your stream. Let’s try them out!

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Return of the Stream Snipers! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

After months of team battles in support of Extra Life, we’re back to playing solo battles! Do I have what it takes to topple the stream in Tetris 99?

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Twitch Streamer in Your Life

Do you happen to have a streamer on your Christmas shopping list? While you might want to support them in their hobby, it can be difficult to know what to get them, especially if you’re not a streamer yourself.

If you’re in this predicament, here are a few things that the streamer in your life will truly appreciate!

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