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2 weeks agoUNST3RBLICH
Since I'm faced with a bit of downtime this evening, I thought I'd take a moment to talk about this new streaming service I recently discovered, called Caffeine.tv.
Most people these days are familiar with what Twitch is and how it operates. I want to preface this with stating that Caffeine is nothing like Twitch, and doesn't aim to be. Essentially, the aim to is make interaction between the streamer and the viewer easier and more real-time, as well as making it easy to use in general.
There are not streaming keys needed, no widgets or modules to set up, no need for third party software such as OBS. Caffeine's client (available on Wins 10 and iOS currently I believe) bypass the need for all of that hooking directly into the game when you start it up.
With roughly 400+ games currently supported, this allows for a wide variety of quick and easy streaming. If you're not the streaming type, that's fine too, because the main site is a great way to check out real-time gameplay footage from titles you love and may be curious about.
Here's a quick Pros/Cons list:
- Quick and easy to use
- Supports 400+ games without need for third party software.
- Zero delay between streamer and viewer; conversations can happen in real time.
- Embedded camera support, if you wish to use it. The camera can also be moved around the screen by viewers.
- Comments by blocked individuals (aka trolls) cannot be seen by your or anyone in your stream anymore.
- Great and helpful community.
- This project is still in BETA version, so there will be the occasional hiccup.
- Not every game is supported currently.
- Requires Win10 for desktop use
- Minor latency issues
With all that being said, I've been using it for a few weeks now and even though I'm not very serious about streaming, I'm enjoying it. For me, I stream to show gameplay for games that people might be curious about or want a preview of, and to have fun.
So if you're an avid gamer, feel free to check it out at https://www.caffeine.tv/.
2 months agooverkill2009 Wanna-be Pro Streamer
recently i have been struggling to get people to watch my streams, but recently i got affiliate on twitch, and things have been doing great! thank you to everyone who has seen my streams and if you havent, go to twitch.tv/thatoverkillguy and follow me
2 months agoLoZelda Supposedly An Adult
Last year I didn't get to do Extra Life because I was barely 24 hours out of surgery, and I was super bummed. This year I'm going to be back at it again, with all kinds of ridiculousness for the kids! I am unable to stream on the actual Extra Life day, but have a few things planned over the next couple of weeks.
This Thursday, Nov 2, is my 1 year Cancerversary. It's the day I had my surgery to finally kick it in the butt, so I've been planning on celebrating it in style. I'm still doing Tiara Thursday, but it will be dedicated to the kids and will be a playdate bonanza with my community! I'll be playing Move or Die, Jackbox, Golf With Your Friends, and any other multiplayer game we can come up with. The stream will start at 3pm and go until 7pm so be sure to come hang out with us, join in on a game or two, and party for the kids! You can even set yourself a reminder by going to this event page!
You asked for it, LoLink said no, and I said "well what if it's for charity" and he couldn't say no to that, so we're bringing Dream Daddy back! On Nov 9 and Nov 16 we'll be busting out the silly voices and exploring the remaining story routes, because what better way to raise money for kids than to spend a few hours going "oh my gosh what even is this"? Don't want to miss it? Just like the playdate, you can set reminders for yourself here and here.
After all that I'll still have about 12 hours of Extra Life to cover, but don't worry! I have some plans for that too Right now I'm waiting on some other info before I can solidify them, so you'll just have to sit tight for now!
Like past years, I've got some prizes to raffle off for donations! Custom string art, games, a custom character painting, and more are up for grabs. Every $5 you donate equals one raffle entry AND is cumulative, so it's never too late (or too early!) to donate and win yourself some neat prizes.
2 months agoAno7her_Mexican
Hi guys, my friends and I are going to be doing a twitch stream of The Evil Within 2 starting on Thursday. I've set up an event for the first stream if you'd like to check it out with the link below!
3 months agocorky559
I just joined the Rooster Teeth team for extra life this year. I'll be streaming 24 whole hours starting late November 3rd (time TBA) and ending on November 4th. Continue on for personal things!
I chose to support UC Davis Children's Hospital. In 2010, I was in a pretty bad car accident and after having been transported to two different hospitals that finally brought me to UC Davis. I was so lucky they brought me there. I was given some of the best care from the doctors and their students. Davis is a learning hospital so the future doctors of our country are getting actual hands on experience there while they are still in school.
I'm lucky to have healed as well as I have and I can't wait to give back to the hospital that made it happen!
Hope to see a bunch of people on the stream even if you can't donate!
3 months agoLoZelda Supposedly An Adult
It's been a while since I've posted here (but I am keeping up with updates on FB, Twitter, and my website!) BUT tomorrow is going to be a thing and I don't want anyone to miss it because I have personally been waiting for this for like a year.
Danganronpa v3: Killing Harmony releases tomorrow! AAAAH!
I fucking love this game series. I love streaming it and reacting along with people and sharing the emotions it brings because hot damn it is so full of twists and ridiculousness. I greatly enjoyed the first two games of the series, and I've been waiting since we completed them last fall for the next installment to come out. There was a whole bunch of confusion about if they were going to pull a Persona 5 and restrict streaming (that's a story for another time), but now they've given the all clear, so we're going to party!
Tomorrow as soon as the game arrives on my doorstep (I'll post updates on Twitter while I refresh the tracking every 8 seconds) I will be kicking off a stream and going pretty much all day for the next several days to plow through it. In honor of my SHEER EFFING EXCITEMENT I'll be wearing my cosplay of Kyoko Kirigiri (my favorite character from the first game) for at least the first part of tomorrow's stream.
I feel like it goes without saying, but obviously if you're concerned about having the game spoiled for your don't watch the stream! But if visual novels aren't your thing so you won't be playing it but are still interested in the story (or will play it anyways because it's so good) you should come hang out! This series is one of my favorite things to play with my community
3 months agoSailorTweek RTX Head Guardian
Good news: I have been streaming more!
Weird news: NOT over at Twitch!
I created a Mixer account during PAX West. I did it initially for the free pin and fidget spinner (*sad trombone*), but it turns out that I really enjoy the service and the communities within. I gotta give a shoutout to @kriss for introducing me to some of her buddies at the Mixer booth!
In an effort to curb my rambling, here are my thoughts in bullet points -
* I prefer Mixer over Twitch
* I'm NOT deleting my Twitch account and will continue to watch my friends over there!
* I'm still rocking my Twitch hoodies <3
* I'm focusing my streaming activity to Mixer
* This isn't a brand loyalty thing...it's all about liking the service features and the intimate atmosphere.
If you happen to find yourself over at Mixer, look me up!
I even have interactive buttons that you can press to make cartoon characters yell at me!
AND did you see the amazing new banner I have? That's all @Rogzilla <3 I have it up on my twitter banner as well <3 I mean, you know that Stitch and I will give Rick back his spaceship when we are done joy ridin'
4 months agozeitgeistzest ψ(｀∇´)ψJRev/solutionZeit
Sooo I apparently do have a Twitch account, too, and I should be able to stream with Xbox1 via that one as well.
Anyway, if you want me to check out your channel / follow it, maybe follow back (I haven't streamed via Twitch yet), thennnn well guess what my username is. xD (zeitgeistzest)
5 months agoHnnolch Dat Guardian Lyfe
Hello friends! It's been a long time since I've posted here, but I thought I would update y'all with some exciting new things I've been up to and ask for any support you can give :)
I've begun a new Twitch channel with my boyfriend of 6 months now, Hal, called ACoupleStreams. He's pretty fantastic and a lot of fun to play games with, and we have a pretty hilarious on-screen dynamic (at least, I think so XD). We've had 2 streams so far and both have gone really well!
We're trying to make this something we do at least 3-4 times a week and would love any support you guys can offer, whether that's a follow, playing games with us, or simply lurking in the streams every once in a while. Our goal is to create a community, and I know how strongly this RT family values community!
So please, feel free to hit me with your Battle Tag and/or your stream link! I want to be more integrated into THIS community, and hopefully that'll help me build my own :)
TL;DR We've begun a new thing and we want you to be a part of that thing in any way you can! Also, here's a pretty funny clip of a D.Va totally fucking up her ult.
5 months agoPortalBen
Just returned from my first (and hopefully not last) Safari to see the Great Migration between Tanzania and Kenya. It was an incredible experience and between myself, my dad, and a couple others in our group, we amassed about 5,000 photos. Many of which are probably duplicates, and only 3k or so are actually editable as RAW images. Anyway, this is gonna be a lot of fun to go through eventually.
I finally have time to start doing proper edits from RTX 2017. Doing some pre-processing at the moment, but I'm planning to stream the my selection and edit process on my twitch: shadyguy0057. It'll probably be boring, but it'll be far less boring if you drop by and chat with me!
No idea when I'd start and I have no regular streaming time yet, but I'll probably put it out on my twitter when that happens. Hope to see some of you join!
5 months agoLoZelda Supposedly An Adult
Hey. Yeah, it's me. I'm still here, believe it or not!
The last several weeks (months?) have been insane, and that whole "oh man now that filming for Day 5 season 2 is over I can get back to a normal routine" thing went out the window immediately. I've been trying to keep up on updates, but between doing that here, Facebook, Twitter, and my site it's been...difficult.
RTX is a thing that happened. I'm going to break from previous year's traditions and not write out thoughts or a recap or anything like that. I am somehow still processing everything and don't feel like I can write something fair. Just know that if you were a Guardian, regardless of team, I love the fuck out of you and appreciate you busting ass.
I've been working a lot of freelance shenanigans since Day 5 ended, a good bit of it actually at RT. I'm part of the Tuesday Night Game Fight crew (PS. thanks for sticking with us as we figured that out between weeks 1 and 2...you'd be surprised how prepared you can be for something of that scale and then things go bonkers once you hit the go button), and float in on almost every other show as needed. I think the actual RT Podcast is the only thing I haven't been pulled in for! I've also had the pleasure of doing some editing for The Know, which has been a crash course in an entirely different world than I'm used to. I am so grateful to all the groups I've been able to work with for the opportunities to learn from them and pick up new skills. There's still a ton to learn, but getting my feet wet has been an incredible experience. It's also given me a new appreciation for how hard people here work. I always knew it, but Jesus Christ you guys give it up for Broadcast and The Know crew.
I've resumed working on cosplays, which is good because with three in progress I have two more I'd like to do. Kyoko will be done first, with minimal work left to go on her; I still need to find boots, but I have all the other pieces which require very few alterations. From there I'm going to move on to the Twilight Princess Zelda dress with my SPIFFY NEW SERGER. I am seriously so excited about that machine, like whoa. I still need to find the fabric for the dress itself, but I have the lining and overlay fabrics already so I can at least start with those. Breath of the Wild Link will follow and shouldn't be too difficult, but I've been surprised before. If I can successfully complete all of these by PAX South that would be baller. Why PAX South? Because I'm going to it!
I haven't attended a convention since 2013. I've been to many, but I'm always working as either a volunteer, full blown staff, or an exhibitor. Many people have made the joke that I will look wistfully at lines I can't cross or attendees I can't help corral, and at first I thought the same. But damn guys, I am so burned out from working cons. I just want to see my friends and actually go to a panel and learn things and cosplay and actually remember why thousands of people flock to these things. I have zero solid plans for it beyond the fact that I've bought a badge and I'm going to cosplay the fuck out of the event.
Streaming has been phenomenal lately. My community rocks and has made getting back into a consistent streaming schedule a ton of fun. I've got a ridiculous backlog of games that I'm starting to work through, and Workshop Wednesdays have been a fantastic creative outlet and great avenue for conversations with my chat. That connection is my favorite part of streaming and why I tend to do that over make videos, so being able to dedicate real time to actually talking with everyone again has been awesome.
Short version: I'm still magically really busy, I'm exhausted, I'm learning new stuff, my community is fabulous, even if I don't spend a lot of time here anymore you're all wonderful, and someday I will figure out how to work on a reasonable number of things instead of all of them.
5 months agocorky559
As I get further into my "real adult" life, it's so strange for me to think about my relationship with video games, animation, and basically any content... It's all things that most people attribute to children or younger people and boys especially. My brother used to be all over video games and computers and whatnot, and, as I'm obligated to do as older sister, I teased him about it and told him it wasn't going to get him anywhere in life. Oh, how the tables have turned. I'm graduating this upcoming December with a degree in English without a clue as to what I want to do other than write content for.......something. I spend all my time playing games and watching cartoons, most of which are actually meant for children.
I'm trying to get into streaming now to move forward with something in gaming, hopefully...maybe. It is not easy to get into,basically, a whole new field. I don't really know anyone in the gaming community due to lack of funds and all sorts of other reasons. I have one person who watches my streams pretty regularly and that one person honestly makes my day, because I personally don't know why he/she is watching my poor quality streams, but that's neither here nor there.
And what the true struggle is, is that I am not tech savvy. I have a microphone from 2011, I think. And I can't afford anything new. But this is something I really, truly enjoy regardless of my lack of qualification and understanding of anything computer/technology.
5 months agoLoZelda Supposedly An Adult
Yeah that got your attention. Did you know this weekend is National Cheesecake Day? Did you know I'm kind of a master at making cheesecakes? Did you know my community had the opportunity to make me do a baking stream for them and share one of my recipes? DID YOU GUESS THESE ARE ALL RELATED QUESTIONS?
On Saturday starting at 1pm I'm doing a stream showing from start to finish how I make one of my favorite things, the fudge truffle cheesecake. If you want to do a sort of bake-along with me, the rest of the details and the ingredient list is chilling over here. While it's baking, we're going to finish building some LEGO and play with the pups, so pretty much it's going to be the best stream ever
6 months agoLoZelda Supposedly An Adult
It happened! IT HAPPENED! I have a sub button on my Twitch channel!
*continues screaming in the background*
While I still have work to do to reach Twitch Partner, having a sub button on my channel is a huge milestone for me. It feels like part of a rite of passage, a major point in this journey. It is still a journey, though. This is not the final destination, and while I'm excited about it I don't see it actually changing anything about how I stream. It's just really effing cool to have this addition. I haven't decided what to do for the two upper-tier emotes yet, but the base level one is being worked on RIGHT NOW and will hopefully be in for approval into Twitch's system soon. Raids are gonna get a whole like more sparkly.
With the addition of the sub button will come a much needed overhaul of my Patreon rewards. I'm drafting up a revamped version and getting feedback, and will launch the new perks next month. If I had known we were going to get the button I would have been prepared, but the last
thing announced was "oh it'll be soon" and then it was "HEY LOOK IT'S HERE!" Don't worry about losing access to anything; nearly every change will mean you get more stuff at each pledge level!
Thank you all so much for watching my content. Whether you're a Patron, sub, or someone who just likes to watch and hangout with us, you're why I get to keep doing what I'm doing. <3
7 months agoLoZelda Supposedly An Adult
Filming for the second season of Day 5 has been over for a little while now (psst it premieres on August 6th!), but I've only been actually away from it for a week due to all kinds of post activities. Turns out when you film for 13 weeks and have a lot of actors and crew and equipment all coming in and out at various times there's a lot of loose ends to wrap up. I joked about my newfound "freedom" when I left the office last Friday, leaving behind 14 hour days (on a good day...don't ask me about the length of the worst) and practically living in the office since January, but in reality I wasted no time getting back to my usual grind.
In other words, be ready to see a lot of me
No not like that! I mean see me more often. Geeze, bunch of perverts.What all am I up to? Glad you asked!
The Constantly Calibrating crew is doing a lot of E3 coverage over the next several days, and I'm joining them for the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday. For any of the conferences, tune in on Twitch 15 minutes beforehand to get some pre-show goodness of predictions, expectations, and general commentary before the real heavy-hitting news starts. I'll be live with them starting at 11:45AM Eastern/10:45AM Central for Nintendo's session Tuesday.
Bell of Lost Souls
BoLS is a tabletop gaming news outlet that's been doing their thing for 12 years, keeping tabletop gaming fans up to date on the latest in miniatures, board games, and D&D. Traditionally operating in written media, they've started branching out into video representation of their content. Their latest experiment is joining the world of Twitch, showing off tabletop games with an awesome studio set up that both introduces new players to the game and brings ridiculousness to the interwebs. This coming week is the big launch, and I will actually be joining them! Every(ish) Tuesday from 5PM to 8PM Central I'll be part of the board game contingent (no D&D from me...yet) bringing you news, instruction, entertainment, and probably some creative not-swears.
Putting out my own videos is definitely what suffered the most through Day 5 production. LoLink and I finished Train Valley, so now it's time to tackle a new game that tests the limits of our marriage. I've also started filming a solo-series again, which I'll hopefully be able to start releasing after RTX. I'm not-so-patiently waiting for the Steam summer sale as well, eyeing some more good games for recording purposes...
I semi kept up with streaming during production, but it also slowed down a bit. No more! I'm shifting my schedule to better compliment my new endeavors, but I'll be back on a pretty regular basis now. My new schedule is (all times in Central):
Stardew Sunday - 2PM to 5PM
BoLS Tuesday - 5PM to 8PM (on BoLS channel, but also hosted on my own)
Creative Wednesday - 7PM to 10PM
Tiara Thursday 7PM to 10PM
Creative Wednesdays (yeah I know it needs a better name) will be a mix of cosplay, painting, and LEGO streams. There will probably be extras of these types of streams mixed into the week as I work on things, but this is your guaranteed music-request-and-chill slot!
Some of you may have already seen my name popping up in weird places because of this one. I am taking on various types of freelance work in order to learn new things, keep my current skills sharp, and have new ways to help bring you guys content that you enjoy. I'm doing video editing, production assistant gigs, jewelry commissions, you name it. I'm all over the map! I've already had the pleasure of working with some fantastic groups and learning a bit about camera op, and I'm looking forward to practicing that and picking up some new skills.
The dreaded R-word...lots to do to prep for RTX still, but the cool thing is I have a fabulous team that kicks butt. I also have half of a "helpful tips for attendees" post written up that I'm hoping to get posted later this week. How did RTX get so close without me noticing?!
So, yeah! I'm a busy little bee. How are you all doing? Are you ready for RTX?