To Stream or Not to Stream

So, I’ve been mulling around the idea of starting to do some streaming. I’ve gone as far as getting OBS setup and tested out a few different recording sessions. Just haven’t pulled my the trigger yet on going live. Granted, being completely new to streaming, I’ve been stuck figured out which platform I necessarily want to use, Twitch or Mixer. After much thought and consideration, I’ve landed on just going with Mixer for now. Maybe it works out for me, maybe not; but at least I’ve got something to start with.

Why Mixer one might ask? To be very honest, it mainly has to do with Mixer being newer. It’s a bit of a gamble to be honest; but my thought is that since it growing, I may have better luck finding a niche, rather than trying to fight against an already strong current in Twitch. True, there are more users; but there also more streamers. Standing out is more of a challenge; and I’m not exactly fixated on striking it big right out of the gate. I’m not exactly in the best of positions to jump into streaming headfirst and funding is tight. Also, I like the fact that Microsoft went with FTL as their streaming protocol. I like shiny new tech toys.

Now, as to what I plan on streaming, anything I basically feel like, with a bit of a focus on older more obscure games. Going to avoid trying to stay on the bleeding edge and the most streamed game as budget is a concern and I don’t tend to focus on one game exclusively. Really thinking about trying to stream some old NES and SNES games from my Switch and SNES Classic. This one will require some spending as I’ll need a capture card. Thinking about going with the Elgato HD60 Pro, just need to find a good price.

I still have a little planning/setup to do, but I’m getting closer. Once I’m ready, I’ll at least be posting on my Twitter accounts when I go live. At this point, I’m not going to worry about drawing much attention. Just going to start and see how it goes. Once I get into a good flow, I’ll likely add a calendar and setup some set streaming times. Nervous, yet excited.

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