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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Tetris 99 Needs This

Tetris 99 is awesome and only getting better. Even so, there’s room for improvement. Here’s what I want to see in future updates to Tetris 99! What would you like to see in future updates to the game?


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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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Did You Miss These Hidden Gems on the Nintendo eShop?

With so many amazing games on the Nintendo eShop, it’s easy for titles to get buried. Especially indies! I take a moment to showcase four amazing Nintendo Switch games on the eShop that you might have missed!

While this technically isn’t my first foray into YouTube content, I’m approaching the challenge with a lot more knowledge and somewhat better equipment. Hoping to establish a steady pipeline of non-streaming video content in 2020! Enjoy!


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Shut Up and Make Stuff: Overcoming Failure and Anxiety in Order to Create Freely

The In Third Person YouTube channel has been around for almost a decade. In that time, I’ve uploaded almost 1,000 videos. Some of my videos have been viewed thousands of times. There are a few pieces of content on there that I’m really proud of. Even so, I look at my overall effort there as my biggest failure as a creator.

There are numerous reasons for me being unhappy with it in its current state. I’ve spent years in my own head analyzing my mistakes and beating myself up for letting things get to this point. I’ve learned a lot based on my own experiences and through external sources on what it takes. Now isn’t the time to sit back and reflect anymore. It’s time to work.

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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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10 Years of In Third Person: Why I Keep Writing

In an era of where the conversation about gaming is mostly happening in video, live streaming, podcasting, and social media, the practice of writing about video games is in a weird spot. Though there are no shortage of writers and there will always be an audience seeking gaming-related content in this format, it feels like this medium has shrunk into a niche-of-a-niche. The shift appears so dramatic that the ceiling for success seems much lower as a writer than seemingly any other form of content creator.

With the way things are, it’s impossible for a video game writer to build the audience, revenue, or notoriety approaching anything near Ninja’s level. I love Giant Bomb and Kinda Funny – most of whom started out as writers – but the majority of their success comes from podcasts, videos, and live streams. There are Instagram accounts that have generated six-figure audiences by only posting Fortnite memes. I can see even this reality in my own work, as my tiny Twitch channel generates more money than my blog on a monthly basis with just a fraction of the traffic.

The reality is that creators and their audiences generally prefer to consume their gaming content in those other formats. With the inherent barriers that come with reading and writing versus watching and listening, I feel like writing is always going to get the short end of the stick.

Having said all that, where does that put me, as someone whose been writing for a decade?

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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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