Video Game Tuesday: Why I don’t Stream

Michael Blaker
Game Industry News is running the best blog posts from people writing about the game industry. Articles here may originally appear on Michael's blog, Windborne's Story Eatery.
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Hey all I’m back with an answer to a question I’ve been asked a couple times for this week’s Video Game Tuesday. It’s all about Why I Don’t Stream!

So Why Don’t You?: There’s a few reasons, foremost of which is that I hate the sound of my own voice. It just isn’t the right voice for narration or commentary in my own opinion. The few podcasts I’ve taken part in with my GiN co-workers were not pretty for me in my own judgement and I think I made a miserable showing of myself.

Secondly I’m busy as hell. I have to read thousands of pages worth of content every week to keep a steady stream of content for posts, and even with my admittedly incredibly fast reading speed it takes most of my waking time reading to give myself stuff to cover.

Thirdly, and this ties into the second reason as well, I couldn’t keep a regular streaming schedule. If I don’t do it daily, and for more than a few hours every day, I’m not going to be successful streaming. I am often away doing other things like dog sitting for my family and that isn’t tied to a consistent schedule. Sometimes I might go over every week for most of the week, or I might not go for a month. That doesn’t lend itself towards being able to do consistent streaming and it’d be a huge disservice to my viewers.

Finally I don’t have the equipment for doing so, and it’s well out of my budget. Granted that this is a big reason, but really the first three reasons are the more pressing issues for me.

Fun fact: I try to write my posts at least a week in advance to deal with my admittedly irregular schedule. Thankfully WordPress has a handy scheduling function that allows me to write content days and weeks in advance.

That’s it for this week’s Video game Tuesday!

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