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2018 in Review: A Reflection on Twitch Streaming and the Videogame Industry

I'm not going to lie to you. This year has been probably the worst year for me in terms of gaming. We've seen a lot of industry shifts happen that are pointing towards a constant reminder: video game companies are corporations. They produce product that people will buy, and if that doesn't happen the company dies. Often times, products aren't what the players want, or perhaps the product isn't a very strong one. Regardless, we must remember that there isn't a thing called a "good" corporation. They just exist for money, and it's a harsh thought as our generation, the people that grew up with these game companies, starts to see our favorite pastime turn into product.

As we move into 2019, I'm reflecting on a lot in this post—why I haven't streamed on Twitch or Mixer lately, what I'm dealing with personally, where games might be going in the future and some terrible incidents that have definitely marred gaming. Let me be clear that I…

Some Advice with Streaming on Mixer and the Time I Called the Police to Earn Money

When you're a kid, often times you'll think a lot will change when you age (as it does). I was probably about 8 when I had an incident I was sure I would forget. Nature, unfortunately, doesn't favor our wishes, and instead, this memory stuck with me—at least for the better, currently.

It was one boring Tuesday (or any random day, Tuesday just feels right) when I saw one of those commercials about "making more money." They start off with the very deceptive line of "Do you wanna make more money? Sure, we all do." And my brain starts to think.

Why, YES! I DO want to make more money!

The rest of the commercial, which was about earning degrees and certificates in specialized areas, went through one ear and out of the other.
Streaming Video Games on Mixer When it comes to streaming on Mixer, there are some different things you need to be aware of. First off, the development of the platform goes in a different direction than Twitch. I don't think a clippi…