Streaming Stressful Games to a Crowd Actually Makes Them More Enjoyable


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I stream my fighting game bouts now, which takes the edge off of the stress of 1v1 online matches. Where I used to get really salty, I now shrug off the Ls. I guess there’s something to be said of having a crowd watching you that stops you from groaning in frustration. Probably should just learn to be able to do that myself, alone, without the help of a group of people, but so it goes.


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I don’t stream but I do talk at loud to an imaginary audience a lot (and write on a blog whose audience is mostly imaginary). Even so, I couldn’t stream a hard game. I don’t have the patience, I have a terrible temper, and I would just break down into rage almost immediately. Mad respect for those who can do it though.


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I’ve had the joy and privilege of watching your Dead Cells streams, and had also followed your Mario Maker mornings in YouTube. It’s really wonderful to watch a TRUE GAMER™ blossom. Since Dead Cells didn’t “put up the kind of fight I was expecting”, would you consider streaming a game you would want to learn that’s outside your wheelhouse? If the sense of community and connecting to the fans during a game learning experience is quite enjoyable for you, maybe it’s time you dipped your toes into some strategy and tactics titles?