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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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

Shoutouts!

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Support Your Favourite Twitch Streamers This SUBtember!

Supporting your favourite streamers just got easier! Between now through to September 24th, Twitch and Subway are teaming up for SUBtember! During this time, tier 1 subscriptions are 50% off, meaning you only need to pay $2.50 for a $5.00 sub! This promotion is only available if you purchase through a web browser or the Twitch desktop app, so make sure to use one of those to subscribe.

Also, if you cheer a streamer with 10 or more bits, Subway will add 10% more bits to your total. You even get access to a limited-time sub sandwich Cheermote!

Speaking of emotes…

If you purchase a tier 1 subscription from me at twitch.tv/inthirdperson, you’ll get access to my “Mind Blown” emote!

Thank you Laura (@acuppacreativitea) for the design!

Express your shock and excitement with this adorable face that’s way cuter than the source material! 😉

P.S. – I know that emotes have been incredibly overdue. Even so, a number of you subscribed to my channel anyways. Thank you so much for your support! Hope you enjoy using this emote everywhere you go on Twitch!

Whomever you choose to support, now is an amazing time to do so on Twitch! For all of the details, head over to Twitch.

Tetris 99 – Back to School

With the holiday long weekend in full swing, it’s about time for many to go back to school! As we play Tetris 99, we discuss assorted topics relating to the school year. I also do some show and tell with my spray paint art!

Highlights

Spray Paint Art Show and Tell

Shoutouts!

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Gaming Decor Patch Notes: September 2019 Edition

Can you spot the differences?

It’s that time again to break down the new items making their debut on my wall! Next time you pop into one of my streams, make sure to be on the look out for these new additions!

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Tetris 99: Let’s Talk About All Things Nintendo

We talk about a lot of Nintendo-related stuff, from the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch online service one year later, and more! Also, we play Tetris 99!

Highlights

First win with the Fire Emblem: Three Houses theme

Nintendo Switch Online: One Year Later

Best d-pad for the Nintendo Switch

Shoutouts!

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Applying Lessons I Learned from My Radio Career to Streaming

In what seems like a lifetime ago, I was once deeply-entrenched in the radio industry. Graduated from college with a certificate in radio broadcasting, where I specialized in on-air announcing. For a few months, you could hear me on the radio doing the overnight shift and the weather on weekends at a country radio station.

Though I’m far removed from the radio industry nowadays, many of the skills have proven useful outside of the industry. Having trained to speak on the air has gone a long way towards being able to communicate better as a human being. These days, it’s helped give me a sense of direction for how to approach my on-camera presence when I’m streaming.

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Boss Rush Episode 17

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A few weeks after the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, it’s still the one big thing the Boss Rush crew still wants to talk about! We go in-depth on our thoughts of this hit strategy game, covering everything from its updated battle system, to its heavy emphasis on relationship building, to our strategies for wooing waifus and husbandos!

We also touch on some other games we’ve been playing, including Cat Quest, Pillars of Eternity, and WWF No Mercy. Finally, we end the show with a wish.com related game! Can you guess the prices of these gaming-related items! After that, we just browsed the site for half an hour and died laughing the whole time!

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How I Use My Elgato Stream Deck

Before owning one, I perceived the Elgato Stream Deck as a frivolous expense. Why would I need one of these when I can do everything it offers with a keyboard and mouse? Or with one of many free alternatives on my phone?

Once I got it, the Stream Deck proved its worth almost immediately. Having a dedicated device that I can interact with is so much easier than a keyboard and mouse. Its programmable buttons and folders gives me way more control in a smaller package. Versus touchscreen alternatives, the tactile buttons make it easy for me to trigger actions without breaking eye contact with the audience. As Elgato has added more functionality through software updates, the value proposition of this device is only getting better.

I tinker with mine all the time, always finding more features I can use while streamlining my workflow. By the time I post this, the layouts pictured here will probably be outdated. Nevertheless, I thought it would be fun to discuss how I use this thing and the ways it’s made my life better. Maybe it’ll inspire you to step your Stream Deck game up. Or maybe you’ll have tips to help me improve!

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