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Twitch friends: bloggers who stream

Many of us having been finding ourselves watching for more streams than we used to since the COVID-19 lockdown started here in the UK at the end of March. If you’re not in the mood for playing something yourself after a long day of conference calls, you can head on over to Twitch and still get that gaming feeling.

And there has been plenty to keep us occupied on the platform. A few blogger-friends have made their streaming debuts during the past three months and it’s been great to see them build their channels in that time. Some felt it was a good opportunity to start due to the extra hours they found themselves with, particularly those furloughed from work; others were searching for a new hobby to fill the hours; and some were inspired to finally give it a try themselves after seeing their friends do the same.

Following on from last week’s series of posts about Twitch and what’s been happening with the Later Levels channel recently, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of these bloggers along with friends who have been streaming for several years now. They all play different games and have their own individual style, but they’re all well worth a follow: they’ll keep you entertained while they’re on air and you’ll learn a lot from them. They really are the #CoolKidsofWordPressonTwitch.

Adventure Rules

Twitch, stream, chat, Adventure Rules, IanAlthough Ian from Adventure Rules is fairly new to streaming after making his Twitch debut in May, he’s doing an excellent job. The time difference between America and the UK can make it a little difficult for me to join his shows while they’re running but I do enjoy catching up on the VODs. So far Ian has played Celeste, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Undertale on stream, and you can expect to see a combination of indie games and some of his favorite GameCube titles.

AmbiGaming

Twitch, stream, Athena, chat, TheAmbiGamerAthena from AmbiGaming doesn’t just play video games on Twitch. She plays the guitar and sings too, and the musical interludes she combines with her gaming are so good. I’ve been watching this blogger since she completed her Athena vs. CORVID-19 charity stream in April and have been enjoying watching her work her way through Fable. In fact, I’ll be returning the favour and playing one of her favourite titles when the Later Levels’ channel returns this month: Metal Gear Solid 2.

Frostilyte Writes

Twitch, stream, chat, Frostilyte, Frostilyte WritesFrostilyte from Frostilyte Writes tends to stream on Fridays (hence Frosti-Fridays) and the highlight of these sessions for me is his commentary. He’s not afraid to say if he doesn’t like a game which everyone else loves and takes the time to explain his opinion, and I find this honesty refreshing and interesting. He’s also an absolute professional when it comes to platformers: you should have seen his channel when he was playing Hollow Knight. I was amazed by the moves he’s able to pull off.

Gaming Omnivore

Twitch, stream, chat, Gaming Omnivore, NathanI’m sorry to say that I haven’t yet been able to watch Nathan from Gaming Omnivore stream live due to time differences but I fully intend to get over his channel one day! So far he has been playing PC games he’s familiar with – including Far Cry 5, Overwatch and Resident Evil 4 – but he revealed last month that he has a capture card and may try older Nintendo or Sega titles in the future. This is another one of the newer Twitch channels on today’s list so go give Nathan a follow and show your support.

Hundstrasse

Twitch, stream, chat, Hundstrasse, LukeLuke from Hundstrasse isn’t able to stream regularly but when he does, I always make a point of heading over to his channel. He focuses on older titles for retro consoles and I love listening to his stories about his experiences with them. He’s great at getting the viewers in chat involved in the conversation – so much so that we’ve had entire discussions about boob-health-meters in Jurassic Park: Trespasser along with disappearing-stained-glass-windows in Resident Evil 2. I can’t wait to see what he plays next.

In Third Person

Twitch, stream, chat, Ice-Cream Social, Jett, In Third PersonJett from In Third Person streams several times a week and his voice is always in the background while I’m cooking a roast dinner on Sundays. He’s one of the most supportive people in the community I’ve ever met and is always there with advice and tips on your streaming set-up when you need it. I first got to know this creator though his Extra Life marathon streams, and it has been a pleasure to participate in his ice-cream socials; I can only hope he has finally forgiven us for the time my other-half sang Earthworm Sally to him…

nowisgames.com

Twitch, stream, chat, nowisgames.com, nowisgamesdotcom, DanLooking for something relaxing to watch, such as House Flipper? Or would you prefer something filled with action such as Dead Space? Well Dan from nowisgames.com is here to provide you with both and meet all your gaming tastes: expect paint-brushes and rooms one evening, followed by guns and Xenomorphs the next. His channel has only been going for a couple of months but he’s doing a great job so far – and I know Dan will put so much hard work and effort into it to make it a success.

That Green Dude

Twitch, stream, chat, That Green Dude, ThatGreenDude95, BrandonI first got to know Brandon from That Green Dude through his blog and several collaborations, and he made the move over to Twitch in May. The one thing I can say about his streams is that I always seem to come away from them laughing: my other-half and I were in stitches when we watched his escapades with a giant duck and rockets in Just Cause 4. He plays a wide variety of titles over on his channel, including SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom and Samurai Warriors 4.

The Gaming Diaries

Twitch, stream, chat, The Gaming Diaries, gamingdiariesThe Gaming Diaries started streaming during the UK lockdown and she has done so well: she has already built up a following and accepted an Affiliate invitation from Twitch in a very short time. You can expect a variety of games all the way from Uncharted to Zoo Tycoon during her sessions and she’s a far better gamer than she believes she is. If you’re looking for someone to keep you company while you’re working from home, I can recommend tuning in and listening to her soothing voice.

The Lawful Geek

Twitch, stream, chat, The Lawful Geek, This is How We Roll, Shadowrun, KevinI’ve known Kevin through The Mental Attic blog for a number of years now and started participating in fortnightly Shadowun games on his The Lawful Geek channel at the start of this year. It’s thanks to him and a lovely group that taking part in my first ever tabletop-RPG hasn’t been such a daunting or scary experience. He streams video games several times a week and you can also find him running a Dungeons & Dragons campaign called Aetherseed on Sundays, where we’re always wondering who in the party is going to die next!

This is by no means an exhaustive list: there are many other bloggers within the WordPress community who also stream on Twitch and deserve your support! If you are one of them, please feel free to leave your channel and schedule details in the comments below so we can join you in chat.

Kim View All

Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.

20 thoughts on “Twitch friends: bloggers who stream Leave a comment

  1. Thank you so much for the shout-out! Time zones are a serious bummer but if there’s been anything positive to come out of the pandemic for me, it has been the opportunity to catch streams from more cool people and get to know them better/see them more. I really appreciate you taking the time to catch a VOD or two and I’m looking forward to when you and Pete make your return to the world of streaming!

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    • And thank you for the kind words in return! One day we’ll stay up late enough to be able to watch one of your streams as they happen. It was so lovely ‘meeting’ you and Des during Jett’s ice-cream social – you opened our eyes to a whole new world of food. Why did nobody tell us that ice-cream cakes were a thing before?! 😄

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  2. Thank you for the shout out! 🙂

    Glad my streams have made you laugh. Making people laugh is one of the reasons why I started streaming.

    I can’t guarantee anymore rocket ducks (every game should have a rocket duck imo) but I can guarantee more hilarity and stupidity on my twitch channel in the future.

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  3. Thanks for the shout-out and kind words. Always glad to find out someone enjoys my brutal honesty. 🙂

    It only now just dawned on me, but I’ve been running Frosti-Fridays for something like 10 weeks now. I should probably enable VODs on my channel. Or put in more than the absolute minimum amount of effort haha.

    Said it before, but it bears repeating: I’m looking forward to when you and Pete make your triumphant return to Twitch. No pressure though.

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    • Honestly, we really enjoy your streams. It’s so nice listening to someone who isn’t afraid to say what they think, even if it’s a negative opinion about a game everybody else loves (Ori and the Blind Forest!), and then be able to explain it too rather than just throw it out there. We come along for the commentary and awesome moves – as well as the great drawings! The art stream was a triumph. 😀

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      • Hahah.

        Well I want people to understand where I’m coming from with my opinions. I always find it frustrating when folks don’t explain their position or are unable to when you are curious as to how they arrived at their stance. So I always try to make sure I have a reason for why I have an opinion.

        Speaking of art…keep your eyes peeled for this weeks stream. 😉

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out! It was pretty apparent just yesterday that I need to work on speaking while playing games. I was having a hard time…sounding…uh…coherent…
    It’s weird how streaming/talking for only a couple hours can feel more exhausting than you’d think…the irony being my daily job is pretty much talking on the phone and I don’t have as many issues. I probably just need to keep working at getting more comfortable 🤔

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    • It took me such a long time to feel comfortable being on a mic or camera on stream. And even now, I still can’t watch the videos – hearing the sound of my own voice makes me cringe. 😖

      But keep doing it and something eventually clicks. You kind of stop worrying about what you sound like and just talk. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve gone off track and started talking about something completely unrelated to video games, or that my other-half has started making up stupid songs.

      Just keep going! It does become more natural, and you’ve got a whole bunch of support from everybody here! 😀

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  5. Thanks for the shout out Kim!

    I couldn’t express in a comment or tweet my feelings about this, so I wrote a blog post that clocked in at 1500 words haha. Safe to say I owe you and many others a huge debt of gratitude for helping me make it through the last 6 months in this crazy world.

    ❤🎮😎

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