Did I say "I?" Sorry, I meant "we." Fellow Dtoider Wilbo (the ORIGINAL sexy male gamer) and I recently began a game streaming series of our own called Mung Bungs. The show consists of the two of us simply playing video games. Why should you watch? Well, for our wonderful, entertaining personalities of course! You come for the gameplay, but stay for the witty banter and insightful opinions.
The series began with us playing co-op games, taking turns, or occasionally watching each other play. However, things quickly evolved and birthed spin-offs such as Mung VS. Bung where, obviously, Wilbo and I go head-to-head.
Other times, we'll get our other buddies involved and have a friendly round of Mung Bungs + Friends.
The games we play often move us between console and PC, and yes, we have occasionally used Emulators. However, we don't use them to pirate and avoid payment. We use them simply because I live in the United States and Wilbo lives in Scotland and unfortunately, not every game has been re-released with online multiplayer (looking at YOU, 3 Ninjas Kick Back). Our diversity has also begun to sprout an international following! We've even gained a Japanese fan who can't even understand English (look at the comments)! That's right. We have such charisma that we even break the barriers set up by language.
Goofy jokes aren't all we do, though. Sometimes I go solo for some insightful commentary and reviews on games and gaming culture:
Or maybe I'm screaming my brains out at Kirby or having a blast with Sleeping Dogs. The difference between my solo material "Gaming with Genki" and Mung Bungs is that Mung Bungs is completely raw, unedited footage of gameplay. To get the purest experience of spontaneity and insanity (from repeated failures), I leave the footage relatively untouched.
While our show so far has been rather barebones and lacks fancy things like an "intro" or "mascots," I'm looking at changing that in future seasons. I just got tired of watching some of the other streamers like Game Grumps and Two Best Friends and decided that I would rather share my own gaming experiences with one of my best bros.
So, why do I deserve a fancy video capture kit? Well, so far, our quality has been rather poor when it comes to recording console games. The poor video quality prevents us from pushing forward a more "professional" appearance that is much easier with PC capturing. It's difficult to grow an audience and be taken more seriously as a source of entertainment when your material looks janky and bootleg.
We have been around for 6 months, but the average views for Mung Bungs material tend to be between 20-30. I'd very much like to change that and really build an audience. Why? Not for internet fame. Not for glory. It's just because I love to entertain.