Final Day of the Tetris 99 Maximus Cup Live Stream

The Tetris 99 competition is fierce! Did I do enough to secure the bag and get the $9.99 in eShop credit? Also stick around for a tense situation I stumbled into during my most recent video game shopping trip!

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Makin’ Money Moves for the Maximus Cup! Tetris 99 Live Stream

The Maximus Cup returns to Tetris 99 in a new format! Did we earn enough points to make that money?

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The Games I Stream and How They Impact My Twitch Channel’s Performance

A few months back, I streamed Tetris Effect for a few nights. At launch, the game seemingly had a lot of buzz. Critics raved about it. The game has incredible music and gorgeous visuals. And not to toot my own horn too much, but I’m pretty good at Tetris too, completing expert mode without losing once. All of those things made me think that this was going to be a great game for me to stream in terms of pulling in an audience.

Nope.

While I had a blast playing the game, it bombed hard in terms of viewership. When I look back at the timing, it’s unfortunately part of the reason why I didn’t hit Twitch Affiliate late last year when I was right on the brink. Some of that blame could be my own performance and lack of promotion, but I think it’s much bigger than that. At the time, there were about five streamers broadcasting for an audience of under 20 viewers. As I type this, there is one streamer playing the game and zero people watching.

Tetris Effect might be an amazing game, but it’s a terrible streaming game if your goal as a streamer is to draw in an audience. Streaming adds an extra variable to the game selection process that can feel scummy, but it’s something you have to reconcile every time you play with the camera on.

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Tetris 99 – Maximus Cup Live Stream

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Hopping in at the tail end of the Maximus Cup, we try and notch a few wins under our belts before the event ends! We also talk about my time at a local game convention, Captain Marvel and the importance of representation in film, video game collecting, the leaked Google controller from their rumored console, and a crazy duel to finish off the night!

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Wins, Top 10 Finishes, and Insane Duels in This Tetris 99 Live Stream!

In just a matter of days, the competition in Tetris 99 has gotten even more fierce! Even so, I still bust my butt to get a few wins, a bunch of top 10 finishes, and some of the most intense final two duels I’ve partaken in yet!


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Seeing Another Side of the Battle Royale Genre Through Tetris 99

Part of my ambivalence towards the battle royale genre of games thus far is that I’m not particularly good at shooters. My aim has never been that sharp. In the case of Fortnite, I can’t wrap my head around the physical execution required to build walls and ramps at a competitive speed. Because of my inability to perform at a high level in those games, I felt like prey, just waiting for a hunter to gun me down. Regardless of how high I finish on the scoreboard, it almost always feels like a fraudulent result.

I may suck with a digital gun, but I can stack blocks with the best of them. Being able to leverage a lifetime of Tetris knowledge and skills in Tetris 99 has opened my mind to a new perspective on the genre.

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Tetris 99, Tetris Effect, and How Context Changes Everything

In the span of three months, we got Tetris Effect and Tetris 99. The former is a euphoric synesthesia trip, while the latter is the most savage puzzle game ever conceived. At the core, they’re the exact same game.

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Tetris 99 Live Stream

Move over, Fortnite! Tetris 99 is the new battle royale king! I get REALLY into Tetris 99, including multiple wins and one big meltdown! We also talk about Valentine’s Day and the struggles that come with dating!

Highlights

Winning four straight matches to close out the stream!

An extended conversation about the struggles of dating

Controller-throwing rage

Karma

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Tetris 99 Review

The battle royale sub-genre of games has a new competitor in town. Going beyond the bounds of the shooter, The Tetris Company and Nintendo surprised the world with Tetris 99. Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, 99 players enter one room and battle in block-dropping warfare until only one remains. Tetris in its base form is one of the greatest games of all-time, but how does it translate to the modern battle royale format?

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Game Soundtracks I Want to See in Concert

In the past, I have had the privilege of watching Video Games Live twice and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess once. All were fantastic concerts that brought my favourite video game music to life. If more video game soundtracks went on tour, what would I like to see live?

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