Streaming and The Journey vs. The Destination

A while back, I was perusing r/twitch on Reddit when I stumbled on a thread from a user who was struggling to rebuild the audience he once had after taking an eight-month hiatus. At the time, the thread only had one response, but it strongly resonated with me while summarizing the biggest lesson I’ve learned as a streamer.

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Getting the Band Back Together for Rock Band 4

A while back, I got a message out of the blue from my cousin Kyle.

“Can I borrow your Rock Band stuff?”

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Let’s Play Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Part 8

Flayn has gone missing! Our search for her leads us to the creepy underbelly of Garreg Mach, along with a potentially-deadly encounter with the Death Knight! While we search for our missing student, we discuss the Nintendo Direct in great detail, reminisce about the days of video game magazines, and ponder what our game of this decade could be!

Highlights

Paralogue – The Forgotten

Paralogue – Land of the Golden Deer

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10 Years of In Third Person – Impact

Every now and then, I think about this one hip-hop site I used to visit in the late 90s. It was run by one guy who updated his site almost daily with album reviews, news, editorials, and stories of his personal life. After a few years, he put up a post saying that he was pulling down the site. In an age long before social media, he essentially erased himself from the internet, never to be seen again.

He may have just been one person running a hip-hop site from his bedroom without an audience other than me, but he made an impact on my life through his work. He opened my ears to music that I wouldn’t have listened to otherwise. I cared about his well-being when he lost his job and was concerned when he got suspended for performing a rap song at a school talent show that was apparently a bit too heavy on the coarse language. It was one of the first times I felt a connection to someone through their online work.

Having done this now for a decade, it makes me wonder if I’ve had that kind of impact on those who read this.

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Downwell Review

How low can you go? It won’t be easy with all of the enemies and obstacles in your way, but the guns strapped to your feet sure do help. Downwell challenges you traverse through a series of randomly-generated tunnels with only the ability to walk, jump, and shoot directly below you.

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Reasons Why Fire Emblem: Three Houses May Not Be the Best in the Series

Riding a wave of critical acclaim and positive word-of-mouth, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is shattering franchise sales records all over the world. Becoming the best-selling game in the series is an inevitability at this point. But does that make it the best?

It might be when it’s all said and done. However, I’m reluctant to give it the crown just yet. As much as I love it, here are some factors that could prevent it from being the undisputed best in the series.

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Tetris 99 – Win Invictus Mode or Die Trying

Invictus mode is here! The best-of-the-best Tetris 99 players have a new battlefield to slaughter each other on, and I try my best to survive! Along the way, we discuss the nuances of game selection when it comes to streaming, freshman year in high school, SNES games on the Nintendo Switch, and more!

Highlights

Maybe Maybe Maybe

Discussing the SNES Games Out on Nintendo Switch

Streamer Rambles About Streaming

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Paladins – Can Paladins on Switch Compete with Overwatch?

My brother Randy rejoins me to play Paladins on Switch! We talk about some of the recent updates to the game, upcoming Nintendo releases, and wonder what the world of Paladins on Switch will look like once Overwatch drops.

Highlights

A bias against “basic” characters in video games?

Why one would pick Paladins over Overwatch

A rant about fanboyism and console wars

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How Ring Fit Adventure Addresses the Mistakes of Wii Fit

I struggle with exercising for the sake of exercising. As ridiculous as this may sound, the idea of running or lifting weights for the sake of improving my health isn’t enough of a motivator for me to move. Give me a basketball and a hoop though, and I will play till my body gives out. Or give me a smartphone with Pokemon Go, and I will walk more than I normally would. To-date, my in-game tracker says that I’ve walked 4,600+km since the game launched in 2016.

Wii Fit sort of tried to gamify the act of exercise through mini games. However, I bounced off of it quickly because it felt more like an exercise tool than a game or activity. Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo’s latest entry into exercise games – looks to take the gamification of fitness to the next level.

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My Favourite Nintendo 3DS Games

Confession: I don’t like the Nintendo 3DS. Heck, I’d go as far as saying I never liked the Nintendo 3DS. Hot off the heels of the phenomenal DS Lite, it failed to capture my interest like its predecessor due to a 3D gimmick that proved pointless and a software library that was sorely underwhelming. Even before the release of the Nintendo Switch, I had largely abandoned the platform.

While Nintendo may say that the Nintendo 3DS will carry on in spite of the upcoming release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, I think that now is a great time for me to close my book on this era of handheld gaming. I may not have liked the hardware or the catalogue as a whole, but there were some incredible games that blessed the Nintendo 3DS with their presence. In no particular order, here are my favourite Nintendo 3DS games!

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