Date: June 23rd – 24th
Start time: 8pm CT
Game: Splatoon (Wii U) / Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PC)

Hey Guys! Did you guys miss me? I know I missed you all! It was nice to spend some time with Tin’s Girlfriend’s family over Father’s day weekend and I’m so happy to be back. I was really looking forward to playing Splatoon for the first time since it’s release, and let me say it does not disappoint.

Splatoon on Tuesday and Initial Thoughts

We started off with the campaign, which I felt was a little slow and the story being a little lacking. This is quite common for games that are starting off with a brand new story. We did an hour of that and switch over to multiplayer, which is where this game shines. 3 minute bursts of team play is just enough to get you excited but not too invested in your wins and losses throughout the game. At the end of the stream, it really got me to wanting to play more. Glad to be having Splatoon being stream over this weekend for my EU friends.

Overall, I think the game is a little pricey, but if you own it, you’ll definitely enjoy it.

Also, our great great viewer Ertyert1 exchanged his coins to have me eat my 3rd pepper and it was a habanero and it was hot! The mouth heat was tolerable but I had to upchuck it when my stomach was not playing around with it. This has me rethinking the values of the peppers I’m offering to eat lol.

Also, congrats to Random_Mike for redeeming his coins for his free copies of Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together. It pays to be loyal. The next free game up for grabs is SpeedRunners.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on Wednesday

Wednesday was the return of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. This is a favorite among my regular viewers and I’m happy to say it’s becoming more and more obvious that I’m actually getting better. We primarily focused on Gardens and Graveyards, and I can say that play mode does not get old. I do still struggle with the leveling system, but I’m doing what I can. Overall, it was a lot of fun that captures the casualness of Plants vs. Zombies, but you can’t help but be drawn into the action and being competitive.

Twitch Replays:

Splatoon 1/2
Splatoon 2/2

PvZ:GW 1/2
PvZ:GW 2/2

Streaming Tech

With my experience with streaming, I get more and more questions about it. I love helping people out with it. I’m in the planning stages of getting some youtube videos together to share my thoughts options and tutorials when it comes to starting up a stream. Stay tuned for that.

Also, in an effort to accommodate for my budget internet audience, I’m experimenting with 480p streaming again. I want everyone who wants to watch the stream to be able to watch it with minimal buffer/issues. The test will likely start tonight with Super Mario 3D World.

Streaming Stats

Total Follows: 157
Total Views: 926
Hot Peppers Consumed: 3
Stream Time: 2 Hours 17 Minutes
Streaming Quality: 540p @ 30FPS – 1555kbps Bitrate (Medium encoding)