I’m currently stuck at a train station just outside of Buffalo, NY as I worked my way back from Canada to Texas. I have a lot on my mind right now, so to try and keep myself occupied, I figured I’d write a little about what I plan on doing in the future.
While in Canada, my friend Jaclyn was very generous. I mean REALLY generous. While there, she gave me several games on Steam, a new 3DS XL and games, as well as a Wii Mini and games. If that wasn’t enough, she also gave me a Wacom drawing tablet! (And I don’t even know how to draw.) I honestly don’t know what to tell her other than thank you a million times.
Now, for those that know me, I don’t exactly make a lot of time for myself for leisurely activities. Usually, I’m working on some kind of project. It would be completely unfair to Jaclyn for her gifts to collect dust. So what’s the solution? Easy: livestream. All the cool kids are doing it, so why not jump on the bandwagon. I’ve always wanted to do media production anyway so maybe this could be a step in that direction.
At this time, I’m going to stick with what I easily have access to, which would be Steam. I would like to do the console games, but those are going to have to wait since they require a capture device. I even want to do mobile games since my phone supports a MHL adapter and my tablet supports HDMI. But again, that would still require a capture device. Wii and mobile games will require a capture device ($150 minimum) while 3DS games will require the installation of a capture device ($250 minimum).
As of right now, my Steam library consists of the following games:
Breath of Death VII
Chtulhu Saves the World
Final Fantasy VII
Plants vs Zombies
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic 3 and Knuckles
As I noted, Jaclyn also gave me a drawing tablet. Now I have no idea what I’m going to do with this. If anything, I gotta learn how to use it. The other problem is I have no artistic abilities, so once I learn how to use it, I gotta figure out what I’m going to do with it. I’m definitely open to suggestions here.
I’m thinking streaming at least three times a week. Probably no longer than a hour, hour and a half at a time. As for the games, I’m thinking of starting with Final Fantasy VII as I honestly don’t remember it being as great as people seem to make it. A replay of it would help with that. I’ll probably stream that twice a week since it’s a long game. As for the other day, I can’t decided between DuckTales: Remastered and Cave Story+. I’ll probably go with DuckTales first since it’ll be a little quicker. Not to mention I’m already playing a long game (FF7).
It should be noted I’m going to suck at this. I’ve helped set up a livestream but I’ve never done one myself. I know I’m going to get trolled as well. That part I don’t care too much about. I’m sure I’ve heard ever insult so far.
I also haven’t decided on how to stream. All the kids seem to use Twitch, which I like because I can use an IRC client for chat. Problem is my username has been taken (TravisTubbs) so I don’t know what I should do for a username. The other option is YouTube Live / Google+ Hangouts On Air. I like this because I can invite other people into the video easily. But it’s not good for text-based chat. Maybe I can use them both on different days and games. This would be useful in helping me keep up with the different streaming services. We’ll see.
So that’s the plan. I’d love to hear some feedback. Hit me up on Twitter (@TravisTubbs), Google+, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I guess I’ll have to create a Facebook profile AGAIN to keep up with any kind of community that could happen. That’s going to suck since you all know I hate Facebook.