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Mental Health Twitch

Budgeting as a content creator, streamer, or contractor

Money can be a touchy subject to face and get under control, but budgeting will help you achieve your dreams faster and with more confidence.

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Mental Health Personal The Media Video Games

The Nintendo Switch and the fallacy of sunk costs

I bought a Nintendo Switch, and was worried that it’d just be another dust magnet on my shelf. What makes us invest in games we may not like?

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Dota 2 Mental Health Street Fighter V

Training, execution, and mindfulness

After some hard truths in the Training Room, I wrote something about how I have difficulty staying in the moment during competitive games.

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Esports

To 3220 and back – an update to my Dota 2 journey

Someone on my stream asked me to update people on my Dota 2 journey; here’s that post, which has some uncertainty to it.

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Dota 2 Street Fighter V

Weekly stream review: realigning with goals

Things seem to be stagnating a bit lately, so why not set some goals? I’m going to be starting to take a little more active role in improving.

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Twitch

Tutorial: Using Twitch automation with IFTTT

Adding automation to your actions allows for less chance for screwups. Now that IFTTT supports Twitch, I teach you how to use the service to make your life easier.

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Twitch

SeeBotsChat: So two robots walk into a bar…

Someone rigs up two AI assistants to talk to each other, and suddenly, a meta-narrative develops from the peanut gallery.

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The Media Video Games

An RPG Project Draft

I’ve been craving getting into a new project lately since my break. Mostly, I’ve wanted to come up with something that I would ideally enjoy doing even if no one were to watch it — ideally, I would be okay just doing it for the sake of it. I thought about reviving BetterDota, but after […]

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Twitch

Twitch and the art of running marathons

While Twitch.tv has made huge strides in terms of user engagements, the past two years have seen the rise of a form of entertainment that deserves special mention: the marathon. Watching something for long periods isn’t exactly something new: before Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, people decided they needed a refresher on the […]

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Broadcasting Video Games

Tutorial: Free telestrator for Open Broadcaster Software

One system I’ve definitely wanted to use in analysis is the telestrator, or video marker. For those not familiar with the term, it’s what sportscasters will use to take a free-frame of an instant replay and draw own it. We’ve seen it used by Riot Games and other eSports companies as part of a smart […]