Action-Packed! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

Players from around the world continue to bring the heat in this hotly-contested set of Tetris 99 matches! Between matches, we discuss an assortment of topics, from the deadliest amusement park, to my recent experiences playing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, and that time I was offered a spot on a reality TV show?!

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Make Your Camera Any Shape in OBS with Image Masks

By default, your camera feed will appear as a rectangle. But did you know that you can make your camera appear in any shape you want? Yes, it’s possible to just round out the corners, go full-on circle, or any other shape your can imagine. Here’s how you can achieve this look in OBS or Streamlabs OBS!

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Someone Stole My YouTube Video. Then YouTube Terminated My Account.

“Also, did you know that a spambot reposted our video?”

My brother Randy sent over a screenshot. On the bottom was the listing of our video that I uploaded 13 years ago to my personal YouTube account. Above it, a listing of our video but uploaded by someone else. Even though the illegal rip of my video had only accrued one view in eight months, it’s my legal right to stop the unauthorized distribution of my creative works.

Within minutes, I filed my first DMCA on YouTube. A few days later, YouTube…terminated my account.

Huh?

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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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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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Lessons Learned from Creating YouTube Content

My big goal for In Third Person in 2020 was to establish a presence on YouTube. Though my channel has been in existence for over a decade, creating content optimized to work on that platform has eluded me.

For a few months, I was on a roll. Then the pandemic hit. Then I got a new PC. Then a bunch of other stuff came up and the project fell by the wayside.

Maybe I didn’t get all the way towards my goal. But I made forward progress and learned so much along the way. Here are some of the lessons I’ll take with me going forward.

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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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