Unlike before when you only had to play the video games at the comfort of your home for your enjoyment, now you can stream videos online and not only get to interact with other game lovers but also get to make some money from it. To help you out, here are tips on how to go about it:
Have the necessary supplies
To make it possible to stream the videos you need to have a number of supplies in place. The first thing that you need to have is a strong internet connection. There is nothing that turns off viewers like audio drops and lousy frame rate. Experts recommend that you ensure that your streaming machine runs directly into your router. It shouldn't run over WiFi.
The second thing that you need is a high-quality microphone to give commentary on the game. The microphone also helps you to chat with people in the community. As rule of thumb, ensure that the microphone is clear and you can hear what other community members are saying.
It's not necessary to have a webcam but to build trust and brand, it's good that you show your face. People showing their faces have also been reported to receive better reactions. When you show your face, people don't watch the game for the sake of seeing your skills-they also watch it to have a feel of your personality.
The last thing that you need in your supplies is the streaming service. There are many streaming services in the market, but the dominant player is Twitch. If you don't like it you can go with Hitbox.
Set your system
Once you have the necessary supplies, you are on your way to streaming your favorite game. Before you start playing, set your system. You should check the audio and ensure that it's properly balanced. You should ensure that your viewers are able to hear you over the in-game sound. Ensure that the sound that the viewers hear is not only yours.
You should also set the game resolution and clarity. Ensure that the screen casts clearly on the game that you are playing. Also, ensure that you take a good shot of yourself without obscuring any of the important parts of the game.
Play the game
With everything in place and set, now it's time to show your skills. You should play the game as normally as you do but you should talk more so that the viewers don't feel as if they are watching a movie. When speaking, don't censor yourself too much. At the same time, you shouldn't pretend to be someone that you aren't. Conduct yourself the way you do in real life. If you have a camera on, ensure that your face is expressive.
These are tips on how to stream your game video. Remember that people can be mean on the streaming services; therefore, maintain your cool even when mean comments are made. With persistence, you will earn your respect and within no time you will be a guru.