On July 24th, Twitch announced Creator Camp via their blog. It is a defined as an initiative to provide streamers and content creators with the tools they need to not only grow, but succeed. The aim is to put all of the resources in one place so there is no time wasted. Creator Camp has already … Continue reading Twitch introduces: Creator Camp
When it comes to our Thumbstick Mafia Twitter account, we are consistently in talks about the best ways to promote Black Women, and Women of Color, video game content creators. When we initially started, we would retweet and shout out Twitch links whenever someone was live. Slowly, we started to notice that the account was … Continue reading Thumbstick Mafia Now Accepting Clips!
Our Sister Community Black Girl Gamers has been featured on Vice Broadly! Here's the interview with BGG Founder: Jay aka Supadupacurl Jay-Anne Lopez. Screenshot via YouTube channel BlackGirlGamers I was just like anybody else. I got a Super Nintendo, then I had a PS1, then I had a PS2, I skipped PS3 and moved onto … Continue reading ‘We Need to Have Our Stories’: The Black Girl Gamers Fighting for Inclusion via Vice Broadly
Break? What's that?! TM Presents: Study Your Craft - Special Episode @sharkyshood @chasinglux
Sharkyshood and I, as you know are very passionate about gaming culture from the perspective black women and woc in the industry. We recently announced our Mid Season break from the Podcast as we would like to take a step back and re-analyze what the next steps are as our vision is growing and expanding along with the community we support.
24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86400 seconds. I won’t pretend that I haven’t done ridiculous things for the love of video games and community but I personally believe that a gaming stream lasting 24 hours - for charity or not - is severely pushing the limitations of what is safe and healthy for a gamer. What’s … Continue reading Toxic Stream Culture: Why I won’t support 24 hour streams
We are happy to announce that Thumbstick Mafia will be at Play-NYC as Press, covering this inaugural event. What is Play-NYC? New York's first and only dedicated gaming convention for creators and players alike. Featuring the latest releases from studios large and small and from developers old and new; Play NYC celebrates every facet of gaming … Continue reading Thumbstick Mafia at PlayNYC
We are back with our special guest Simply Undrea. In this podcast episode, we talk about building your team, evaluating your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to your team, and the importance of setting boundaries.
We are joined again by Special Guest; Undrea of Simply Undrea | an experienced streamer and content creator as well as Brand Ambassador and Community Manager as we continue the conversation on Community + Team Building and lead into Polling, Statistics and Networking. Listen here: Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple … Continue reading #TMPOD S2E7 – Lying Ass Pollsters + Networking
On S2E5 we discussed vision. This leads right into developing your vision into a community and the importance of Team and Community Building. We are joined by Special Guest; Undrea of Simply Undrea | an experienced streamer and content creator as well as Brand Ambassador and Community Manager. Podcast: Play in new window | Download … Continue reading #TMPOD S2E6 – Team + Community Building