For those of you who are new to the scene, I am a caster on Twitch.tv.
My twitch username is GodOfKonckers. It's supposed to be GodOfKnockers (spelled n-o, not o-n), but that is what I get for typing way too fast, and drinking coffee all at the same time.
I don't stream much, but when I do, I rock it like a boss. I play Retro games and indie games, not because I LOVE them, but because my Capture Device is a true pain in the neck, and that is putting it nicely.
Now, I don't have a webcam, but I DO have YouTube clips of my gameplay.
Here is a highlight of one of my streaming sessions from May 14th, (Runtime 12 Minutes, NSFW):
Was that not cool, and funny as hell? Yes? I think so too.
Now as for that crappy capture card...I have a Hauppauge HD PVR - the one with the air intake vents on the bottom, and no exit vents on the top. It overheats a lot, the Capture software seldom captures the dimensions properly (Its set to capture in 16x9, and it stretches it to 4x3), and even though it hasn't happened lately, the capture software crashes so bad that I have no choice to reinstall Windows 7 AND ALL THE APPS I USE.
Can the Technical Support for the damn thing help me? Nope. They don't even know what causes the crash in the first place, and reinstalling everything is the only thing that works.
And that sucks so much, because I have a PS2 and a TON of games, but the PC I'm on is not strong enough for the PS2 Emulator, and I play Classic Nintendo better on the Psychical Console anyways (Yes, I have the original 8Bit NES).
I could really use a new capture card, because I REALLY want to play PS2 games for the masses. I have over 100 games for that lovely console, and many of them are just kickass. Can you imagine me playing Resident Evil 4?
I'm good at it. I love that game. Hell, I plan on playing it after I finish this essay.
I play a lot of games, and I'd love to expand on that list. Streaming was something I had never considered before, and now that I have been doing it, I can't imagine my day without it. It's fun, and I have met some really cool people both on Twitch and DTiod.
It would be hella cool to win that card - and even if I don't win, that's OK too. It won't stop me from streaming and having fun.
Before I go, I think I'll post one more clip of my gameplay. CastleVania (NES):