Everything is in the final phases, and streaming and videos should be live in the next week or two.
That’s right. I have been talking about it for a while. Finally, everything is more or less in place. The layouts are working, the cameras are as sound as I can make them, and I have the content mainly planned in my head.
This leaves one big question before going live. Twitch or YouTube?
So what are you planning on streaming?
I am thinking of two regular streaming session. For one, I was thinking of streaming through all three Witcher games. Starting at the original, I would be starting again and playing through Geralt’s story from start to finish.
Why do this? I think it would be interesting for people that never played the original game. Also, I have managed to lose my Witcher 2 save games, and there is an often forgotten feature in the series where past decisions carry through. So if I am going to play through them all, why not share the experience?
There is also the stream of building my Retropie retro gaming station and enjoying old favourites while trying games I never got to try! These sessions would be more irregular, but I think just as much fun!
Video games? That’s all you want to stream? What about the other stuff you were talking about?
A lot of people do stream video games, but not a lot of people stream older games. I think it’s important to keep these games alive in one way or another, and it will give me something to chat with people about going forward.
The other regular-stream I want to do is board games. This also leads to video content. As a mainstay, I was thinking of grabbing some print and play games, doing a how to play video on YouTube. Later that week, I would then play a few games on stream, and I am hoping that people can print the board and play along with me.
How to play videos would be on the YouTube channel, and then the stream would be where I am streaming.
On top of all this, there will be intermittent streams with different content. Things like solo playthroughs of other games that don’t quite work as ‘play with me’ experiences.
That sounds straightforward. What’s the problem?
It does sound simple enough. Now all I need is some time to learn and make how to play videos and set a streaming schedule. But where to stream is still niggling me.
Twitch is a popular streaming platform, and it does the job well. It is tough to find the things you want to see. Searching Twitch is always a nightmare, and I know lots of board gamers that don’t want to make Twitch accounts.
There are also a lot of people that enjoy video games and might really like the retro gaming ideas, but they might not want to watch board game stuff.
I could technically split up the content between different channels, but I am not keen on this idea. This thinking is pretty selfish, though.
To me, gaming is gaming. It’s pretty simple. I am almost as excited about Pandemic Legacy Season 0 (which I got the notification is being sent today!) as I am for Cyberpunk 2077. I am just as frustrated that I haven’t played God of War as I am The 7th Continent.
But not everyone thinks this way, and I don’t want to discourage people from joining in on the fun because of content that isn’t important to them.
So what’s the plan?
Well, that’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? My thoughts on this are really turning around in circles!
The way I see it, I can either stick with just Twitch or YouTube. Or I can split content between Twitch and YouTube. I can see pros and cons for every option.
There is one aspect that is really nice for me. I am not worried about the revenue benefits of any platform. Ads are just as annoying on both platforms, so that isn’t really something I can control either.
So we come to the crux of today’s article.
Voting closes Tuesday, October 27th at 12am (AEST).
Thanks for helping with this decision, and I can’t wait to share some fun gaming with you soon!
Until next time,