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

Here is an XBox controller and a few games, perfect for when you're going to start streaming on Mixer.
A lovely Xbox controller and a few games.

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 clipping system is really fully developed on it yet, but that doesn't mean you can't clip. Some external programs have that capability, so if you really want better clip functionality I would suggest seeing what options there are while you're streaming.

However, there are bot functions built-in to the platform with currencies already available (Sparks). I really wish Mixer would alter these so that people could change the name of them in order to fit their branding, but that probably won't happen soon. I'm pretty certain you can customize what each Mixer "soundboard" button does, but I haven't yet set that up.

I ended up deciding I wanted to make more money through this service I saw on television, so I called them. Only, I think I forgot what the contact number was.

I dialed the number.
"This is the police."
"...What?"
"This is the local police department."
"....W-What?"

Click.

I hung up, nervous as hell, but I got over it quick since I told myself it would be one of the things that would eventually fade from my memory when I got older.

That has yet to happen. Happy gaming.


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