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Gaming Basics

Gaming Basics: Dual Streaming

Dual Streaming is a great way to connect with your viewers and fellow casters, it can certainly help with the pressure of having to carry the energy of the stream by yourself; especially during long broadcasts as well as introduce your community to other content creators they might also enjoy.

With that said – there are lots of streamers who prefer to stream alone. It’s important to respect that once the boundary has been established.

IF you are interested on how to enhance your casting experience by way of Dual Streaming, then I’m here to help. I’m assuming you’ve already read the previous articles in the Gaming Basics Series: Party Conduct + Team Morale & Call Outs  as this continues to build on the etiquette in console gaming culture.

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Gaming Basics: Team Morale & Call Outs

While I love and appreciate single player gaming – this geared toward multiplayer online games such as (but not limited to) Halo, Destiny, League of Legends, COD, Rainbow 6, Smite, Overwatch, CS Go et al.

Team Morale would be the heart of the team. In games genres where team composition matters and where an individual decision can throw a game we must learn to separate the negative feelings and outbursts, especially if it takes the place of you calling out. It’s valid, warranted and expected, however if it replaces call outs then you’re doing your team a disservice. Continue reading “Gaming Basics: Team Morale & Call Outs”

Gaming Basics: Party Conduct

Chances are, you’re not new to Xbox Live or Playstation Plus but if you are – both are subscription services that allow you to play video games online with friends and strangers alike.  While some games have different terms for the group in-game – both Xbox Live and Playstation have a voice chat system built into the console itself, which means; you can choose to keep your conversations private (at least, out of the game chat itself) and even talk to other people while you’re playing different games.

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Since I mainly use Xbox Live, that will be the focus of this but the rules apply to any voice chat over console whether it’s PSN, Discord, Team Speak or Xbox Live.

Think of a Party as the door to someone’s home. Continue reading “Gaming Basics: Party Conduct”

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