As I was already a chapter ahead, I will still be posting an update this week. I just finished a little touching up on this week’s chapter of LGDK. However… I have been doing a little messing around. I’ve actually been doing some streams from my PS4 on Twitch. Before I go too much further into this, thank you Aberdeus for being the only one so far attending some of them.
Anyway, I have pretty much been streaming each time I play. It’s not a way to increase popularity, just something that I do because I want to. Besides, this way I can always prove when people are cheating in racing on GTA Online (or show that I’ve cheated, which I try not to do). Or have proof when someone does a BS shot in Destiny. Trust me, I’ve somehow been getting shot from behind a wall recently. I plan on streaming other games like Warframe and Onigiri in the future. There are games out there that I do want to stream badly and I do want to eventually get a PS camera so I can show my face while streaming, but as I’m unemployed at the moment it’s kinda hard to do so. And no, I refuse to request anyone to donate towards the streaming cause. That donate button is meant for this story and things related to keep it up and running.
If anyone wants to attend my random streams, I always post when I’m doing it on my Twitter on the right side of the page. You can follow me on there if you want to, but that’s up to you. My names on Twitter and Twitch are the same, though the thing that’s different is my PSN (HighwaymanMyth) as I had it way before I started going by OhMarioWV. It’s my old FanFiction.Net pen name. And it was before I originally got the nickname “Mario” in the first place. As I mentioned in an old episode of my old YouTube show “Oh Mario, Tell me everything You Know!”, the “Oh” in “Oh Mario” stands for “One Highwayman” because there’s only one “HighwaymanMario”. That’s my XBL gamertag. I also have an HighwaymanMario PSN, but that was created while I was on my Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen kick so I could make another pawn. So I don’t really use it that much.
Damn I ramble on too much. Still, I plan on both doing live streams on Twitch (which later get posted to my YouTube) and keeping this story up and running in the future. I might even continue from where I left off on my old GTA V Let’s Play via PS4 streaming from Twitch? Of course things would have to be different as it’s next gen and it started on Xbox 360. I was using an old Honestech capture device (that was meant to copy VHS tapes from a VCR to computer so you could burn DVDS) to capture game play. Not to mention I had to use two AV cable splitters so I could have the Xbox 360 go to both a TV and the PC at the same time. This was because there was too much lag going between the Xbox 360 and the computer, I was getting messed up too much. I used to even have it advertised as being displayed in “Technicolor Lag-o-vision” as a joke.
I know, I could just either bite the bullet and buy a Roxio HDMI capture device or just keep copying from when the PS4 records things, but there are issues with both ideas. As with the first, too expensive even if I was employed. The second, the PS4 only records 15 minutes at a time and there’s a delay between recordings. Not to mention you have to save the recordings before you do something to stop it from doing one recording to the next recording. Too complicated, not to mention it takes up a lot more space on a 500 gig PS4 than you think. It’s easier (yet lazier and less effective as I can’t add intros or edit the vids) to just record live on Twitch. Not to mention it takes less time to import a two hour video from Twitch to YouTube. Trust me, uploading times were my enemy when I started the GTA V let’s play two years ago.
One thing I probably won’t record are the SAO games. I don’t want to waist people’s time with level grinding. Not to mention they have the most sections that prevent recording straight from a PS4 that I have seen so far. I know, there’s New Game Plus with those games. However, does anyone want to see me do things that I’ve already done? And not to mention… it’s embarrassing to record the “pillow talk” scenes for the 100% completion in Re:Hollow Fragment. I still have a few for Asuna and Sinon to go before I got all of theirs’.
Overall, this isn’t really a mid-life crises thing (I’m only 29, but that’s considered middle-aged in Japan). I miss being a YouTuber (even if I was a failure). I always wanted to get into live streaming on Twitch, but I couldn’t with my old setup due to the fact that trying to use OBS always had connection issues with my internet back in the day (not to mention I can’t get it to properly work with the Ubuntu version of Linux as it’s what I mainly use). However, I still enjoy being a writer. So who says I can’t get back into YouTubing and write? I know I’m going to have less time to do so when I get another job (which is a given), but I can try.