Monday, October 19, 2015

Upcoming game release dates 2015

Upcoming game release dates for 2015.

Start planning for upcoming games early, get a hold of their release date and start to build content around whatever games you are planning to stream in the future.

2015 Video Game release dates

  • Oct 20
    • Rebel Galaxy - PC  - available on steam for purchase
    • Just Dance 2016 - PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, WiiU - buy from amazon
  • Oct 22
    • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - WiiU
  • Oct 23
    • Assassin's Creed Syndicate - PS4, XBO - buy from amazon
    • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - 3DS - buy from amazon
    • Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide - PC - available on steam for purchase
  • Oct 27
    • Halo 5: Guardian - XBO - buy from amazon
    • WWE 2K16 - PS3, PS4, X360, XBO - buy from amazon
  • Nov 3
    • Anno 2205 - PC - buy from amazon
  • Nov 6
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO - buy from amazon
    • Yo-kai Watch - 3DS - buy from amazon
  • Nov 10
    • Fallout 4 - PC, PS4, XBO - buy from amazon
    • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void - PC, Mac - buy from amazon
    • Rodea the Sky Soldier - 3DS, WiiU, Wii - buy from amazon
  • Nov 13
    • Sword Art Online: Lost Song - PS4, PSVita - buy from amazon
    • Football Manager 2016 - PC, Mac - buy from amazon
    • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival - WiiU - buy from amazon
  • Nov 17
    • Star Wars: Battlefront - PC, PS4, XBO - buy from origin
    • Deadpool - PS4, XBO - buy from amazom
  • Nov 20
    • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash - WiiU - buy from amazon
    • Pok√©mon Super Mystery Dungeon - 3DS - buy from amazon
  • Dec 1
    • Just Cause 3 - PC, PS4, XBO - buy from amazon
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - PC, PS4, XBO - buy from amazon
  • Dec 4
    • Xenoblade Chronicles X - WiiU - buy from amazon
  • Dec 10
    • RollerCoaster Tycoon World - PC - available on steam
  • Dec 11
    • Devil's Third - WiiU - buy from amazon *Lists release date on 31st?

Video Game Releases

3rd party aggregators for Twitch.tv!

List of 3rd party aggregator sites utilizing twitch.tv's api for showcasing streams.

Lets start out with some of the aggregators that include stats and other information.
  • twinge - shows detail stats like what games broadcasters are playing, trends, user submitted rating and reviews
  • socialblade - shows follower, daily view stats
  • twitchapps - overall concurrent viewers and most popular games

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Best Months for streaming on twitch.tv!

List of the best months for streaming on twitch.tv!

Some months are better then others for streaming on twitch.tv. Here is a list based on seasonality advertisement spending by companies.
  • Months with the highest spending rate generally include the following by order of most to least:
    December
    November
    October
    June
  • Months with average spending include the following:
    March
    May
    August
    September
  • Months with low spending include the following:
    January
    February
    April
    July
Throughout the year advertising companies spend opportunistic to reach consumers that are most likely to purchase their products and services. The start of summer, back to school and the holiday seasons are key times.

In the video game world much of the buying comes around game launches and most games launch around the holidays. If you have a list of upcoming games that you are looking forward to streaming make sure you know their launch dates and plan accordingly before hand.



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Join Team Static, a open team community on twitch.tv!

Looking to join a team page on twitch.tv?

Join team static, this is a open team available for all streamers who broadcast on twitch.tv.  How to join is very simple, just send a message to twitch user "DaOpa" with the subject invite to team.  After I review the message I will check out your channel page and most likely send a invitation afterwords.



Please make sure to have a profile image and a info section filled out about your stream.  Also will help to have past broadcasts and highlights for reviewing.

Also note you are not limited to joining just one team on twitch, you can join many as long as they invite you into the group.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Resolutions, Bitrate and settings for twitch.tv

Choosing the right resolution and bit-rate settings for twitch.tv broadcasting!

Going to keep this as short as possible and leave out alot of the technical related info since it will not really matter due to all the non standard streaming setups currently used for broadcasting.

I have created a chart with recommended resolutions and bitrate (kbps requirement) settings with color codes.  The color codes legend are listed here:

High motion / FPS / First person games
Medium motion / RTS Games, usually has scrolling
Low motion / static action, turn based games

Friday, October 9, 2015

How to create a team on twitch.tv!

Creating a team page on twitch.tv is very easy and here is how to get it started!

Step 1.  Email twitch partner support with the following information:
  • Team Name:
  • Team Abbreviation:
  • Twitch account to edit the team page:
  • Page URL* (i.e., www.twitch.tv/team/<teamname>):
  • *This cannot be changed once set
Note: Team page creation is only currently available for partner accounts.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Blocking domain & urls for spam prevention

How to block urls, domains and other words on your channel at twitch.tv!

Step 1.  Login to your twitch account and head to settings, then tab listed "Channel & Videos" - direct url would be http://www.twitch.tv/settings/channel



Step 2.  Scroll down to the section heading "Chat Options".  Several different options to check out in order to prevent words, urls from showing in your twitch.tv channel's chat-room.
  • Block all urls except for the ones posted by you, moderators and admins.
  • Ban Words, you can block URLs and Domains here by using wildcards ( DaOpa's Ban Words / Domain list)
  • Opt out of globally banned words filter, good for keeping the usual bad words from showing up in your chatroom.
  • Require a verified email to speak, a extra verification step to prevent some automated bots from showing up in your chat.