You’re Better Than This! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

A certain “sponsorship” program by a major gaming accessories manufacturer isn’t nearly as glamorous as they’d have you believe. Also, Tetris 99!

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Tetris Party! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

This Tetris 99 stream really picked up in pace once kittylovemitten came through with the huge raid! Besides the always stressful Tetris 99 matches, we talk about the latest Pokemon card set, WarioWare: Get it Together, and times when video game companies betrayed us!

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Zoomers Wouldn’t Understand! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

A sidebar about game cartridge slang brought us down a weird rabbit hole where we explain what VHS tapes are to the zoomers in our community! Oh yeah, we played some intense rounds of Tetris 99 too!

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From 99 to 1! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

How many times can we climb to the top of the Tetris 99 mountain? Also, we discuss my latest game pickups and a jarring realization I’ve made regarding Pokemon TGC Online!

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Overcome the Inherent Challenges That Come with Squad Streaming

A fundamental challenge with game streaming is that you have to find a way to split your attention between the game you’re playing and the audience you’re entertaining. Being able to manage these disparate tasks is a challenge, but it’s a skill that one can develop with practice.

Introducing friends into the mix divides your attention even further. In the heat of the moment, it’s incredibly easy to forget about your audience as you banter with your friends. While there’s a certain level of communication required for teams to coordinate with one another, a stream where the dialogue only consists of teammates calling out sniper positions or yelling for healing doesn’t make for a great viewing experience.

Even between matches, don’t assume the banter between you and your friends is inherently engaging from a viewer’s perspective. By focusing solely on your group chat, viewers can feel like voyeurs in your gaming session rather than welcome members of the experience. When viewers feel like they’re creeping on you, they’re more likely to leave.

Here are some things you can do to make your squad streams better from a viewer’s perspective!

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Powered Up! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

 

I need to unlock a new level of Tetris 99 skills to win this one particular match! Also, is the Steam Deck going to kill the Nintendo Switch?

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So Close! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

A series of Tetris 99 matches ends with me coming up just short. Am I able to finally regain Maximus status? Also…what’s in the package?

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What Gamers Can Learn From Music Streamers on Twitch

One of my favourite non-gaming corners of Twitch to visit is the music section. From musicians showcasing their talents, to producers talking shop about the creative process, to DJ sets that give me something to listen to for extended sessions, there’s a lot of entertainment to be had here.

I also think there’s a lot that we as game streamers can learn from music streamers, even if we don’t have a musical bone in our bodies.

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What a Wild Ending! – Tetris 99 Live Stream

I know we tend to have a few crazy moments during our Tetris 99 streams, but this one takes the cake! We also open some Pokemon Chilling Reign card packs, discuss the future of Advance Wars, and I share my history with the Metroid franchise!

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Why I Treat Playing Video Games and Streaming Video Games on Twitch as Two Different Things

At a certain point in my streaming journey, I made a very important distinction for myself:

Playing video games and streaming are two separate activities.

Making this adjustment has helped me manage managing my mental health while also putting myself in a better position to work towards my streaming goals. Here’s how I differentiate between the two and how I benefit.

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