Do you play video games? If not then let me know in the comment section why. I’d love to hear from the non-gamers, and what it would take to get you to play an online game.
For the gamers out there, what games do you currently play? Do you prefer console (X-Box/PS4/etc) or PC games?
Recently I’ve spent a lot of time on Twitch (I’ll explain what this is for NG folks in a moment) and I’ve found it more enjoyable than watching television. I suppose it helps if you’re really into the game, but I’ve found some of the broadcasters are so entertaining it’s fun watching even when they’re not playing a game you would normally play.
Bringing people together like this is what Twitch does best. It’s that secret sauce which makes watching other people play games work.
Twitch has been around for years. If you’re interested in learning how to play a game, or whether it’s worth buying, Twitch is the place to see it in live action.
I first played around with it in 2014 and although the company have added plenty of new features since then the interface still feels comfortable and familiar. Sadly, the people I followed back then are no longer streaming, though it didn’t take long to find some channels broadcasting PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Wow. I had forgotten how much fun Twitch was. Back then I was really busy at work and the game I was playing was in the process of being shut down. Twitch and I just drifted apart as a result.
Watching these people play PUBG, and the fun they were having with the audience made me a little jealous. I hadn’t had that much fun with a game since I was last on Twitch. It didn’t take long after that before I decided to relaunch my own Twitch channel. This is the ‘something’ I promised to tell you about from the last blog post.
It’s taken weeks, and we still have a few weeks to go, but the graphics are being worked on, the equipment is setup, and it’s just a matter of ironing out dozens of little details between now and the launch date. Which brings us to when!
September 1st, at 1:00 PM (EST)
I can assure you it’s just a coincidence that the date and time works out to be 9-1-1. Join me live on Twitch for some fun and games. I’ll post a full Twitch ‘how to get around’ guide before then so you’ll have plenty of time to get used to it. If you happen to be an Amazon Prime member then you receive additional benefits (Twitch is owned by Amazon). The channel link is below. Save it to your favorites and I’ll see you on 9/1 at 1:00!