Creating Your Channel

Creating Your Channel

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So, you’ve decided to start a streaming adventure, this article will go over the initial steps and thought process when creating your channel, to help optimize the potential of your stream. We will look into choosing a suitable username, selecting a channel theme, outlining the rules of your channel, and managing your expectations. Username Your […]

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Moderators Building Community

Moderators: An Important Key to Building a Great Community

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Have you ever shown up to a party where you may not know everyone and as soon as you walk through the door are welcomed with open arms, are given a drink, and then are told to make yourself comfortable?  It’s like heaven, right?  That’s the kind of party you want to stay at for […]

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The Importance of Regulars over Views/Followers

Why Are Regulars More Important Than Views/Followers?

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If you ever happen to be in any kind of Twitch forum or comment section, they always have one thing in common: there are always new streamers asking the same question.  How do I get more followers/views on my channel?  And even though there are numerous articles (ex: first impressions), forums, and YouTube videos out there that answer this […]

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Elgato Game Capture HD

Elgato Game Capture HD Setup for Consoles in OBS

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You might be wondering, “Since I can stream directly from my current generation console, why do I need an Elgato capture card or to run OBS through my PC?”  Well…StreamerSquare already posted a handy guide for streaming directly from your PS4.  But you may want to boost your streaming experience for your viewers by using […]

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Controlling Chat: The Good, The Bad, and The Moobot

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“I don’t get it…Why would anyone watch someone play video games?”  Every time I tell someone that I stream video games, that is always the first question out of their mouth.  And if they’re not fans of video games or the Internet, the conversation is usually a lost cause.  But the question still remains: Why […]

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Dealing with Technical Difficulties

Dealing with Technical Difficulties

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There’s nothing like having an argument over which actor played in a certain film, and then turning to your smart phone for an instant answer. When I was growing up, we were still chiseling out our math homework on stone tablets. And also lumping our dinner over the head and dragging it into the cave. […]

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Silence Is Not Golden

Beginner’s Guide to Streaming: Silence is not Golden

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If you’re thinking about streaming or have just started, then you have already read the numerous articles telling you to continually talk no matter if the chat is empty or not.  And I know what you’re thinking, “Wait?  You want me to talk to myself?  Like a crazy person?”  Yep.  Just like that individual on […]

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