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  1. Hey everyone! I see some folks have posted questions about incorporating their Extra Life donations into their streaming sessions. I figured I'd share an application that I made called the "Extra Life Helper" that does all of the following: Counts down the days until Extra Life if there are three or more days left. Counts down the hours until Extra Life if there are less than four days left. Counts up the total hours played if the start time has passed. Shows your total amount raised. Shows new donations as they arrive in real time and plays a happy kids sound effect. Allows specifying a custom donation alert sound. Occasionally shows the Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospital logos. Works in "participant" mode or "team" mode. You can show totals for yourself or your team. Supports four color themes and different border styles to compliment your stream setup. Works in XSplit (Windows) and OBS Studio (Windows & OSX) Runs locally on your machine. There is no dependency on any remote service besides the Extra Life API. Provides a hook to run your own JavaScript code when a new donation comes in. Fully customizable! The source is not minimized or obfuscated so you can modify or extend the functionality however you like. Download and setup instructions: https://github.com/breadweb/extralifehelper Hope you find it helpful. If you have any feedback or requests for additional features, please let me know. Good luck with your fundraising efforts! Requirements: Operating System: Windows 10 or macOS Sierra Streaming Software: XSplit Broadcaster 3.0 (Windows) or OBS Studio 20.0.1 (OSX & Windows) Changelog: 10/5/2018 Added option to perform a test donation 7/8/2018 Updated to work with the newest version of the Extra Life API Fixed a few bugs 11/18/2017 Added donation alerts when running in team mode Added an option to show fundraising goal in addition to amount earned Added an option to suppress alerts Added a "full year" mode for those interested in fundraising 365 days a year Fixed a couple bugs 9/13/2017 Removed Flash plugin requirement! The Helper is now a pure JavaScript application Added display of donation message to the donation alert screen Added the ability to specify custom donation alert sounds Added ability to add custom JavaScript code that can run when a new donation comes in 10/31/2016 Made donation alerts more responsive Added support for marathons lasting longer than 72 hours Fixed issues with transitions 10/3/2016 Added three new color themes to choose from. Added option to change border style. 9/3/2016 Updated to work in the latest versions of XSplit, OBS Classic and OBS Studio. 11/4/2015 Made miscellaneous fixes. 10/14/2015 Added more support for different versions of OBS and operating systems. 10/12/2015 Added support for OBS using the browser plugin. Added support for working on OSX in OBS Multiplatform. Fixed bugs with handling bad requests to the Extra Life API. 10/11/2015 Updated to use new data API. Fixed issues with being unreliable for participants with many donations. Updated the look to adhere to the new Extra Life brand colors. Fixed a few bugs with showing new donations and switching modes. 10/24/2014 Added executable wrapper for use in OBS on Windows. 2nd monitor required. 10/16/2014 Released initial version to the public.
  2. Google has announced a new initiative called Project Stream that aims to smoothly stream HD video games to players via the company's Chrome internet browser. This would mark one of the biggest attempts Google has made to enter the gaming market thus far, especially if it turns out to be a successful alternative for third party developers and publishers looking to release a typically console-focused games to a larger audience. It would also mean that most devices capable of a steady internet connection and running Google Chrome could be turned into gameplay streaming hubs. The ambition of this endeavor is striking, but also faces some significant hurdles. Specifically, consistently running smooth, HD graphics via stream poses pretty big problems using current technologies. The requirement of high-speed broadband internet could limit the availability of Project Stream for people in the general market as will the need to be close to Google's data centers (for now). Latency has long been another factor holding streamed games back from reaching their full potential in the United States with its lagging internet infrastructure. Finally, part of Project Stream will be dedicated to figuring out exactly how costly running such a service might be to Google. If it can figure out a way to make the tech work and it finds a market among gamers, the floodgates will open for Google-powered services to take on gaming applications like Google's Cloud or Daydream VR equipment. It would also offer the chance for Google to enter the digital game storefront business, competing directly with the likes of Steam and Good Old Games for exclusives and sales prices. Those who find the idea intriguing and are 17 years or older can sign up for a beta trail of the service which will allow those selected to stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey to Google Chrome. There will be no charges for the beta though they do recommend an internet connection that holds at 25Mbps download speeds. The test will start on October 5 and the number of participants will be limited. This seems pretty neat and, if you have a solid enough internet connection, a good way to possibly play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free. Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!
  3. Google has announced a new initiative called Project Stream that aims to smoothly stream HD video games to players via the company's Chrome internet browser. This would mark one of the biggest attempts Google has made to enter the gaming market thus far, especially if it turns out to be a successful alternative for third party developers and publishers looking to release a typically console-focused games to a larger audience. It would also mean that most devices capable of a steady internet connection and running Google Chrome could be turned into gameplay streaming hubs. The ambition of this endeavor is striking, but also faces some significant hurdles. Specifically, consistently running smooth, HD graphics via stream poses pretty big problems using current technologies. The requirement of high-speed broadband internet could limit the availability of Project Stream for people in the general market as will the need to be close to Google's data centers (for now). Latency has long been another factor holding streamed games back from reaching their full potential in the United States with its lagging internet infrastructure. Finally, part of Project Stream will be dedicated to figuring out exactly how costly running such a service might be to Google. If it can figure out a way to make the tech work and it finds a market among gamers, the floodgates will open for Google-powered services to take on gaming applications like Google's Cloud or Daydream VR equipment. It would also offer the chance for Google to enter the digital game storefront business, competing directly with the likes of Steam and Good Old Games for exclusives and sales prices. Those who find the idea intriguing and are 17 years or older can sign up for a beta trail of the service which will allow those selected to stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey to Google Chrome. There will be no charges for the beta though they do recommend an internet connection that holds at 25Mbps download speeds. The test will start on October 5 and the number of participants will be limited. This seems pretty neat and, if you have a solid enough internet connection, a good way to possibly play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free. Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! View full article
  4. That's right ATL community, we're hosting an official Extra Life ATL Game Day 2018. Laptop, PC, console, and tabletop gaming will be available to unite to support our local kids. Stay tuned for ticket details!
  5. Fortnite has been consistently gaining popularity in recent months. The free-to-play Battle Royale game mode has captured the attention of streamers and celebrities alike. That led to the surprise team up between rapper Drake and Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. The two have streamed together on multiple occasions while racking up huge viewership numbers. In a recent stream, Ninja encouraged Drake to include references to Fortnite in his next album. Drake responded saying, "It has to happen, it's just gotta be the right way. Someone's gonna do it. Someone's gonna pull it off. I say when Epic gives me the emote, when Epic gives me the Hotline Bling emote, I'll do it." He added a bit jokingly, "Until then, I'm on strike." So, there you have it! Epic Games' lack of a Hotline Bling emote is the only thing standing between Drake and a Fortnite themed rap or album. Would a Fortnite album be something you'd listen to or is it too strange?
  6. Fortnite has been consistently gaining popularity in recent months. The free-to-play Battle Royale game mode has captured the attention of streamers and celebrities alike. That led to the surprise team up between rapper Drake and Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. The two have streamed together on multiple occasions while racking up huge viewership numbers. In a recent stream, Ninja encouraged Drake to include references to Fortnite in his next album. Drake responded saying, "It has to happen, it's just gotta be the right way. Someone's gonna do it. Someone's gonna pull it off. I say when Epic gives me the emote, when Epic gives me the Hotline Bling emote, I'll do it." He added a bit jokingly, "Until then, I'm on strike." So, there you have it! Epic Games' lack of a Hotline Bling emote is the only thing standing between Drake and a Fortnite themed rap or album. Would a Fortnite album be something you'd listen to or is it too strange? View full article
  7. Hey everyone! Do you stream your game play or creative adventures? Are you looking for a game day stream to watch? Here are the channels for our guild members! If you're interested in adding your channel to the directory, feel free to post a link below or PM me and I'll be glad to add you to this post! https://www.twitch.tv/corposant - Streaming World of Warcraft https://www.twitch.tv/moremoba - Streaming Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games https://www.twitch.tv/mieuu - Streaming cosplay construction https://www.twitch.tv/dizzydizaster - Streaming Paladins, Runescape, Overwatch, The Sims 4, indie games, etc. https://www.twitch.tv/dialupinator - Streaming Halo https://www.twitch.tv/latetothetable - Streaming board games https://www.twitch.tv/iluffhomer - Streaming World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Counter-Strike https://www.twitch.tv/redk1 - Streaming Forza, Rocket League
  8. Jmorris411

    Streamer Resources

    Greetings everyone! For those of you who will be streaming for Extra Life on November 4th, this thread is to provide resources for streaming. While many streamers utilize multiple streaming applications, I wanted to create a place to provide help documents for working with streaming apps. If you're just getting started with streaming, this thread will hopefully be a place for you to request help, read documents that provide instructions on how to easily set up your stream for Extra Life. For those members in our guild who regularly stream, and have experience with the various streaming apps (XSplit, OBS, Bebo, etc) it would be great if we can start compiling all of this knowledge into documents to help our guild members succeed on Twitch when streaming for Extra Life.
  9. Descrier

    ExtraLifeTO on Twitch!

    ExtraLifeTO is on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/extralifeto This channel has been created to allow streamers within our guild and community to showcase their passion for gaming as well as spread the word about Extra-Life, SickKids and our guild. We're looking for people who would be interested in participating by streaming their content on a scheduled basis. If you're interested in helping out with either streaming, moderating or help out in any other way, comment below! There's also been discussion about streaming during our 24-hour game day marathon. If you're also interested in that, speak up. We'll discuss details at a later guild meeting, closer to the event. Can also join our Discord channel for further discussion on streaming: https://discord.gg/TsyX3Wv (link never expires)
  10. If you've decided to start streaming for Extra Life and are using XSplit, then you might want a little help adding some Extra Life flair to your broadcast. By adding an Extra Life overlay and Donation alert, you can further engage your viewers in donating and becoming aware of why we play games #ForTheKids! First, get familiar with using XSplit! If you haven't used this broadcasting application, you should download it and then take a look at their Getting Starting guide. (https://www.xsplit.com/broadcaster/getting-started-guide/) Once you download and log into your XSplit software and complete the "Getting Started" guide, you will want to add an overlay to one of you scenes. The overlay is a great way to tell people that you are playing for Extra Life! You can download the items from Broadcaster Kit and Media Kit at https://www.extra-life.org/mediakit. Add an overlay to your XSplit broadcast software Now that you have your overlays, find the "Scene" you want to add your Extra Life overlay to and select "Add" at the bottom of the application > Media File > search for and open the recently downloaded overlay for Extra Life > click a corner to resize/reposition if necessary. Add the Extra Life Alert extension to your XSplit broadcast software To add the Extra Life alert, go to "Extensions" (top menu) > "Get more extensions" > select "Show Sources" icon (to the left of the "plug" icon) > find and select the "Extra Life Alert" > "Install" > close the plugin windows and go back to your main broadcasting screen. Now find the 'Scene" you want to add the alert box to > click "Add" > "Widgets" > "Extra Life Alerts". Click, drag and resize/reposition the alert box as you see fit > right click on the "Extra Life Alert" box > select the 'Extra Life Alert" tab on the next window > input your "Participant" or "Team" id (you can find this by going to your Extra Life participant page and grabbing the number at the end of the URL after the "=" ) > select and alert sound > check "Show Donation Alert" if you want the box to display a recent donation as if occurs > "Test Alert" to see it in action! Now your stream viewers can see your Extra Life pride, your current donation total and hear/see alerts when donations are made! Have a favorite overlay, alert or widget you use for streaming for Extra Life? Let us know in the comments below!
  11. If you've decided to start streaming for Extra Life and are using XSplit, then you might want a little help adding some Extra Life flair to your broadcast. By adding an Extra Life overlay and Donation alert, you can further engage your viewers in donating and becoming aware of why we play games #ForTheKids! First, get familiar with using XSplit! If you haven't used this broadcasting application, you should download it and then take a look at their Getting Starting guide. (https://www.xsplit.com/broadcaster/getting-started-guide/) Once you download and log into your XSplit software and complete the "Getting Started" guide, you will want to add an overlay to one of you scenes. The overlay is a great way to tell people that you are playing for Extra Life! You can download the items from Broadcaster Kit and Media Kit at https://www.extra-life.org/mediakit. Add an overlay to your XSplit broadcast software Now that you have your overlays, find the "Scene" you want to add your Extra Life overlay to and select "Add" at the bottom of the application > Media File > search for and open the recently downloaded overlay for Extra Life > click a corner to resize/reposition if necessary. Add the Extra Life Alert extension to your XSplit broadcast software To add the Extra Life alert, go to "Extensions" (top menu) > "Get more extensions" > select "Show Sources" icon (to the left of the "plug" icon) > find and select the "Extra Life Alert" > "Install" > close the plugin windows and go back to your main broadcasting screen. Now find the 'Scene" you want to add the alert box to > click "Add" > "Widgets" > "Extra Life Alerts". Click, drag and resize/reposition the alert box as you see fit > right click on the "Extra Life Alert" box > select the 'Extra Life Alert" tab on the next window > input your "Participant" or "Team" id (you can find this by going to your Extra Life participant page and grabbing the number at the end of the URL after the "=" ) > select and alert sound > check "Show Donation Alert" if you want the box to display a recent donation as if occurs > "Test Alert" to see it in action! Now your stream viewers can see your Extra Life pride, your current donation total and hear/see alerts when donations are made! Have a favorite overlay, alert or widget you use for streaming for Extra Life? Let us know in the comments below! View full article
  12. Stream your fundraising Live Fundraising is a great way to tell your story, engage with donors, and create a richer connection to the mission! Great, how do I get started? You'll need a device to stream with (smartphone, desktop/laptop, Xbox, or PlayStation 4) Download a streaming app to your phone (Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, or Mixer Create) or software to your desktop (like Streamlabs, OBS, or XSplit) Set up an account with a streaming service (Twitch, YouTube, Mixer) Add your streaming username to your fundraising page & save – you're ready to go! Click Your Page in the top bar Click the Settings tab on your page Choose your service and enter your username Note: YouTube requires you to enter the full URL to the live video, not your YouTube username Click Save Changes Share the link to your fundraising page on social media channels, text messages, and email to let people know when to tune in Here's a quick guide of what you'll need depending on your device: Mobile Phone Hardware Software Services Smartphone with camera & microphone Wireless data or WiFi connection Streamlabs App (streams to Twitch, YouTube, Mixer) Twitch App YouTube app Mixer Create app Twitch Mixer YouTube Desktop or Laptop Hardware Software Services Webcam Microphone Streamlabs OBS (Recommended) Add the overlay in the Source panel by choosing Browser Source and pasting in the overlay URL provided when you edit your stream settings on your fundraising page OBS Add the overlay in the Source panel by choosing Browser Source and pasting in the overlay URL provided when you edit your stream settings on your fundraising page XSplit (Windows Only) Twitch Mixer YouTube Desktop/laptop extras to customize your stream Donation Alerts Add our overlay to your stream that shows our logo, your fundraising progress, recent & top donations (desktop/laptop streaming software only) Other alert options Get on-stream donation alerts with the Charity Streaming integration in Streamlabs (desktop/laptop only) Get on-stream donation alerts and totals with StreamElements Extra Life suite (desktop/laptop only) Get on-stream donation alerts and totals with XSplit (desktop/laptop only) Get on-stream donation alerts and totals with either of these two community created applications! Extra Life Stream Helper from @bread_man Extra Life Donation Tracker from @djotaku Xbox Hardware Software Services Webcam Microphone Mixer Twitch Mixer Twitch PlayStation 4 Hardware Software Services Webcam Microphone Twitch YouTube Twitch YouTube What's next? Using a bot to help share your fundraising page You can add a bot to either periodically share a custom message during your stream or to activate a message when a command is typed in the chat. A great way to make sure your viewers know how to donate is to create this command with a message to share your "participant page". Okay, but "why" you may ask? We've found that when you share this information in a regular, structured format, people are more likely to make that donation! If you don't ask for a donation, you're not going to get one! Let your bot ask or share the donation page information while you're in the middle of playing or one screen shenanigans! There are several bots available and they function in very similar fashions! Have a look at StreamLabs Chatbot, StreamElements Chatbot, Moobot and Nightbot! Feeling stuck? Head over to our Discord channel's "Streaming tips and tricks" section and ask our community for help! Streaming for Extra Life You've set up your stream, you've tested everything and now you are ready to start playing games and raising money #ForTheKids! Here is a quick checklist to put that final polish on your stream. Social When sharing Extra Life on social media, be sure to @ExtraLife4Kids. Add #EXTRALIFE to social media posts and your stream title. Set your "game" or "tag" to Extra Life on both Twitch and Mixer! Check out the Extra Life media kit. It includes overlays for your stream, graphics, talking points and more! Channel Badge In the broadcast kit you can see additional graphics for your channel! You can add a pre-made channel badge to your profile and link it to your donation page. Asking for donations Playing games is the EASY part, the tough part is asking people to help. Think about how to ask for the donation during your stream. What would make you consider to donate? Take a look at our Miracle Stories and share them during your broadcast to help show why our hospitals need these funds! Take a look at these reports from your very hospital to see where the money goes! Check out these fundraising tips from the community and wise words from the founder of Extra Life, @Doc! Why do you "Extra Life"? Extra Life all begin because the life of one little girl in Orange, TX. Her story has inspired thousands of people to play games #ForTheKids. What's your story? Why do you participate in Extra Life? Do you have a connection to your children's hospital or know someone who does? Need some inspiration? Check out these "Why I Extra Life" stories! Your hospital wants to know that your playing for them! Did you know the hospital you play for LOVES Extra Lifers? They would love to know when and where you're streaming! Need help connecting? Send us an email to Community@Extra-Life.org! This basic streaming primer should get you well on your way to streaming and sharing Extra Life online! Be sure to swing by our official Discord for additional tips and tricks! For additional resources check out this guide! When you're ready for more, head over to Twitch's Creator Camp! View full article
  13. herobyclicking

    Streaming 101 for Extra Life

    Stream your fundraising Live Fundraising is a great way to tell your story, engage with donors, and create a richer connection to the mission! Great, how do I get started? You'll need a device to stream with (smartphone, desktop/laptop, Xbox, or PlayStation 4) Download a streaming app to your phone (Streamlabs, Twitch, YouTube, or Mixer Create) or software to your desktop (like Streamlabs, OBS, or XSplit) Set up an account with a streaming service (Twitch, YouTube, Mixer) Add your streaming username to your fundraising page & save – you're ready to go! Click Your Page in the top bar Click the Settings tab on your page Choose your service and enter your username Note: YouTube requires you to enter the full URL to the live video, not your YouTube username Click Save Changes Share the link to your fundraising page on social media channels, text messages, and email to let people know when to tune in Here's a quick guide of what you'll need depending on your device: Mobile Phone Hardware Software Services Smartphone with camera & microphone Wireless data or WiFi connection Streamlabs App (streams to Twitch, YouTube, Mixer) Twitch App YouTube app Mixer Create app Twitch Mixer YouTube Desktop or Laptop Hardware Software Services Webcam Microphone Streamlabs OBS (Recommended) Add the overlay in the Source panel by choosing Browser Source and pasting in the overlay URL provided when you edit your stream settings on your fundraising page OBS Add the overlay in the Source panel by choosing Browser Source and pasting in the overlay URL provided when you edit your stream settings on your fundraising page XSplit (Windows Only) Twitch Mixer YouTube Desktop/laptop extras to customize your stream Donation Alerts Add our overlay to your stream that shows our logo, your fundraising progress, recent & top donations (desktop/laptop streaming software only) Other alert options Get on-stream donation alerts with the Charity Streaming integration in Streamlabs (desktop/laptop only) Get on-stream donation alerts and totals with StreamElements Extra Life suite (desktop/laptop only) Get on-stream donation alerts and totals with XSplit (desktop/laptop only) Get on-stream donation alerts and totals with either of these two community created applications! Extra Life Stream Helper from @bread_man Extra Life Donation Tracker from @djotaku Xbox Hardware Software Services Webcam Microphone Mixer Twitch Mixer Twitch PlayStation 4 Hardware Software Services Webcam Microphone Twitch YouTube Twitch YouTube What's next? Using a bot to help share your fundraising page You can add a bot to either periodically share a custom message during your stream or to activate a message when a command is typed in the chat. A great way to make sure your viewers know how to donate is to create this command with a message to share your "participant page". Okay, but "why" you may ask? We've found that when you share this information in a regular, structured format, people are more likely to make that donation! If you don't ask for a donation, you're not going to get one! Let your bot ask or share the donation page information while you're in the middle of playing or one screen shenanigans! There are several bots available and they function in very similar fashions! Have a look at StreamLabs Chatbot, StreamElements Chatbot, Moobot and Nightbot! Feeling stuck? Head over to our Discord channel's "Streaming tips and tricks" section and ask our community for help! Streaming for Extra Life You've set up your stream, you've tested everything and now you are ready to start playing games and raising money #ForTheKids! Here is a quick checklist to put that final polish on your stream. Social When sharing Extra Life on social media, be sure to @ExtraLife4Kids. Add #EXTRALIFE to social media posts and your stream title. Set your "game" or "tag" to Extra Life on both Twitch and Mixer! Check out the Extra Life media kit. It includes overlays for your stream, graphics, talking points and more! Channel Badge In the broadcast kit you can see additional graphics for your channel! You can add a pre-made channel badge to your profile and link it to your donation page. Asking for donations Playing games is the EASY part, the tough part is asking people to help. Think about how to ask for the donation during your stream. What would make you consider to donate? Take a look at our Miracle Stories and share them during your broadcast to help show why our hospitals need these funds! Take a look at these reports from your very hospital to see where the money goes! Check out these fundraising tips from the community and wise words from the founder of Extra Life, @Doc! Why do you "Extra Life"? Extra Life all begin because the life of one little girl in Orange, TX. Her story has inspired thousands of people to play games #ForTheKids. What's your story? Why do you participate in Extra Life? Do you have a connection to your children's hospital or know someone who does? Need some inspiration? Check out these "Why I Extra Life" stories! Your hospital wants to know that your playing for them! Did you know the hospital you play for LOVES Extra Lifers? They would love to know when and where you're streaming! Need help connecting? Send us an email to Community@Extra-Life.org! This basic streaming primer should get you well on your way to streaming and sharing Extra Life online! Be sure to swing by our official Discord for additional tips and tricks! For additional resources check out this guide! When you're ready for more, head over to Twitch's Creator Camp!
  14. A member of the Good4Gaming stream team, Isa_Kole, will be streaming on our twitch channel ( https://www.twitch.tv/good4gaming) on 6/13 at 7PM CST. She will be talking about her experiences streaming for charity efforts and provide details on things that have and have not worked for her while trying to raise donations. She will also be answering questions, so if you are new to the exciting world of charity streams please consider stopping by and saying hello. And for anyone interested in joining a Stream Team, our only requirement to join Good4Gaming is a yearly charity stream, so if you are here you most likely already qualify. We currently have a team of 33 streamers raising money for Extra Life, Able Gamers, Special Effect, Operation Supply Drop, and many more. If you are interested fill out the form at http://tiny.cc/TeamG4G and we will contact you. thanks, Dave
  15. Hello everyone!! I want to start streaming the phone game app called summoner wars but I do not know what is a good way from streaming from my tablet to twitch. Can you please help me out? I have a Samsung Galaxy tab E just tab E not the SE. please help!! Thank you Jenny
  16. Good Morning Everyone! I just wanted to share with all of you a new streaming service I was introduced to, https://www.caffeine.tv . A little about this streaming service, they just started accepting streamers about a month or to ago and they are oriented towards PC gamers currently (with plans to expand to other platforms in the future). Some things that I like about streaming on Caffeine is their real time streaming capability (not new I know, but it works consistently for me as opposed to Mixer), easy streaming setup (install their client and play a supported game, turn the stream on, and you are good!), and their client hooks a stream overlay directly into the game you are playing so you get viewer count and chat right on your game screen. Some current downsides, there is currently no way to advertise your extra life page within the stream other than the things you mention, no custom overlays are currently possible, and the client will only work properly (hook in the chat) on games that it's told to support. They are adding new games fairly quickly and most of the popular streaming games are already there (LoL, HOTS, SC2, PUBG, WOW, etc...). It may not currently be quite was some of you are looking for in tour streaming service, but the devs are very busy working on getting it up and running and they actually listen to their streamers :-) Gotta get in during those formative years :-P I've already asked them to try and look into some sort of integration for Extra Life, I will let you all know if anything comes of it :-) In the mean time, everyone over there has been awesome and friendly, so I encourage you guys to take a look :-)
  17. I have been asked to start a guide to help Extra Lifers with the technical aspects of streaming. The guide will be broken out into 3 parts outlined below.Part 1 will be the "How do I get started?" guide, while the subsequent parts will explore more advanced topics. I am open to explore additional topics for Part 2 & 3, if suggested in this thread, but Part 1 will be kept simple for the obvious reason. I will added suggestions to the Potential Additional Topics list below as I consider them and update the outline as they are accepted. Please note that if you are looking for help with building an audience or suggestions on how to get more donations, this is the wrong place to be looking. The best recommendation I can give for that is: content & personality. Guide Outline Part 1 - Basic Twitch Streaming Know Your Connection Twitch Essentials Built-in Streaming on Console Xbox One PlayStation 4 Basic PC Streaming Entry-Level Streaming Software Pre-Built Overlays Part 2 - Intermediate Streaming using a PC Other Streaming Services Robust Streaming Software Webcams Audio Mixing External Capture Part 3 - Advanced Streaming using a PC Customizing Overlays Chroma Key Audio Ducking Potential Additional Topics Extra Life JSON
  18. Hey y'all, So I was wondering if anyone uses the Extra Life notification options in Streampro for alerts a goal progress. It has stopped working for me and was wondering if anyone else is having issues with it. I am planning on doing a marathon stream and need something to track goal progress and notify everyone when someone donates. Streampro's Extra Life integration was great and I really hope it either get fixed, or I can learn why it's not working for me. Also if anyone has any other ways to get EL alerts and whatnot on my stream, I would love suggestions! I couldn't find any other options besides Streampro. Thanks!
  19. Hey all! I love to play competitive video games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, CS:GO, and so forth. I'm ranked pretty high in each game and was looking to see if we could start up an ExtraLife themed team where we could compete either in local events, or online events, and call it ExtraLife. It would probably gain some notoriety with the scene, and cause gamers to search for what ExtraLife is and such. And if we attended the same type of lan events, I'm sure people would sign up once they meet us. I'm a local around Philadelphia, PA and would love to even get some online events going. Here are a list of the games I play, and a way to contact me: 1. League of Legends - Diamond 4 Support / Top Main 2. Overwatch - Master Tier - Season 3 Ended 3800 MR, Season 4 is currently 3650. 3. Hearthstone - I normally end up around Rank 2-3, but I know there are a lot of tournaments held online for points. 4. CS:GO - Haven't played in a year or two, I was LEM before I stopped. If I had a team I could get back into it for Extra Life 5. Heroes of the Storm - Just started but I am well versatile in MOBAs and am trying to get to ranked now. 6. I also play Smash Brothers Melee in tournaments from time to time. You can contact me on: Battlenet - Clementine#11594 Steam ID - I'll modify this when I get home and get it You can always drop me a message on the forums as well. This is just an idea I had, If anyone is interested in getting a following together, it would be great and super fun! We could even stream our tournament matches, make some vods and get some publicity out there in the gaming world!
  20. Shamanom

    Post TwitchCon 2016

    Sorry for the delay on this post but I think I'm officially done unpacking from this convention & mapped out what happened from Twitch 2016 This is what happened ! (i.e. Hotel stay was about .5 miles from Convention Center, ill be editing this because i know that I fail at grammar) Wed 28th Sept Arrived at the Hotel and checked in. Unpacked and when Pokemon Hunting, and the local gay bar (yeah sue me) Lots of Growlithe, Ekans, Geodudes. (RIP Dratini's) . I would of gone to Santa Monica Pier but that costs money (not happening). For a weekday in San Diego was busy af. Anyway, great places to go to eat but I stayed at the hotel to await Playing with Fire members. Thurs 29th Sept Had breakfast, more Pokemon hunting and tourist stuffs. (weird living in Niagara Falls, its was always the other way around) 2 Playing with Fire members checked in, then we planned for Sunday for Dinner. Had lunch (Panera Bread i had a free pastery for being in the club and a sandwich because my birthday was Sept 1) spent $5 on premium soda (because I felt boss af). More Pokemon hunting, went back to my hotel to print my Discord Unoffical-Offical Pre-Con Party. Open bar from 9pm to 2am PST.... (I'm still trying to remember that night) Went back to the hotel via UBER (Free) and crashed. Fri 30th Sept 730a Woke up breakfast then, walked to the convention center by 845a to stand in line.( I should of gotten there earlier, and brought a fold-able chair.) doors open at 9. We go up stair to wait in another line to get into the expo hall.(>.<) Then when the expo hall opened, I bolted to the merch line. (I wasn't waiting 8 hours like last year) 2 hrs later I hit the floor. I would say that i walked in that expo hall about 10 miles that day. I met with the Partnered Broadcasters and ask the questions like (What is it like to sustain partnership? What is the dos and dont's etc.) With the best answer I go was "Be yourself, and have fun doing it. Your Audience is there for you not the game. Let your fun personality shine." Im thinking to myself. That's what I'm doing already. Then i realized the reason you grow is who you know as well. Understanding the culture that we live in now, you need to embrace the streaming communities. Exchange information, be apart of their broadcasts. 1230p Went to I played the quest they had for us at the convention. Realized that its a 3 day quest to complete(wow a mmo in real life!) Turned in, Then i preceded to panels upstairs. I went to Tips and Tricks for Better Chat 330p Panel for Protecting Yourself on the Internet (Streamer Edition) then @ 530p Twitch Partnership FAQ Met with More Playing with Fire members went to different panels. Alpha tested PlayBreakaway.com that was unboxed in front of us. (sidenote: i was in the merch line and there was a HUGE black curtain over a big arena. Made it hard to get to the line. I was like wtf is this bs, then they dropped the curtain) Signed up and tested it, played it on the main stage. Got a alpha key. Signed up for streaming the game. ( I literally pooped myself. Im going to stream a Amazon Prime game that is in Alpha. I was thinking OK Jesus, i will do what you say) Met with my subscription casters (Joeneverfails, Purplekoolaidman & abraham_linksys) chatted talked to their communities. Went back downstairs to talk to a few booths talked with the Extra Life Reps. Saw, the card readers & got jelly. I didn't see Mike Kinney ( because i was looking for him all weekend, no dice) Retouched with people who became my best friend in the merch line. Went to FatShark Games Booth slide as many free steam keys because the man made a face at me. Awkwardly walked to the next booth to play Payday 2. ( I should buy this game, stream-able with friends ) Got a free shirt and bracelet. Left convention to unload swag and shower. Then UBER pool back to downtown. Met up with SkyDiveGayGuy( yeah i know, that's his twitch name ) ate subway then caught more Pokemon. Then bed. Saturday 1st Oct Breakfast at the hotel, All day talked to different booths about services that could better my live-stream. Most of them I'm already familiar with Streamlabs, BAND together app, XSplit, etc.But i wanted to get deeper into mobile. Amazon booth that you can trade in anything to open a locker filled with swag. Most got gift cards for 5, I was a pimp that walked with a $25, then i gave it to my mom when i got home. Did the quest on second day this one was more go find this because a certain computer.... in a sea of hundreds... 1p Lunch 2p Spoke with #HackHarrassment Charity (Intel Powered) about their cause 3-5p: Met with Mamas & Papa's meetup: Stream team community that i watch often. (semi-to real lewd/ weird community) 6p Sat on a panel Dire Straights: How LGBT+ Streamers Survive and Thrive. (tbh, the buffalo LGBT community could of learned a thing or 2 (or 7) about being tolerant against the internet. 7p Met with UGRGaming, DistractedElf, Anne Mution post panel. Learning to convert trolls to active community members. 8pm Left Convention had dinner with MisterGambino, and StatusChance at a mexican restaurant. The food was amazing (I paid for that extra cheese later, #lactoseProblems) 10p Departed to the TwitchCon after party at PetCo Park. So....many.....people....I....cant....move....forward.. $13 for a Rum & Coke (first and last drink from there) Watched T-Pain(nursing a hangover) Steve Aoki( threw 10 cakes into the crowd ), and Darude ( duDuDu ) Sun 2nd Oct. 12a left Park to go to Tipsy Crow, met up with Playing with Fire members Jwill, and Nelstar with PurplekoolaidMan's Mama's and Papa's 1245a Left to go to Whiskey House to meet All of Playing with Fire members and network. 230a left bar to go back to hotel. Caught more Pokemon, then went to bed. 8a Breakfast, went down to the convention enter for last day. 9am Networked, and visited more booths Hairbrained Studios, FatShark Games 11a - Livestream Amazon Studios PlayBreakaway.com received 3 keys, network (This game is what i want to stream asap. Is funded by amazon. This to me is the game to get to partner on Twitch) 230p Started to say goodbyes, got feels......alot 4pm played ShardBound seeing applied to stream when game goes into alpha. 530p - Playing with Fire team dinner @ Hard Rock 745p - Back to Whiskey house. I had no alcohol night. Ate food network Mon 3rd Oct 2a -Left Bar, caught more Pokemon (seeing the pattern?) 9am Checked out, went to visit Family and Friends in Anaheim, spent the night Tues: Flight back home So that's what happened in a nutshell, or what i can remember. But my advice would be to go to this event! If you like gaming,tabletop,and want to break into the industry. This should be your 1st stop!
  21. Hey, great news for Twitch Turbo subscribers and Amazon Prime subscribers. If you have Amazon Prime, you can now link your account to your Twitch. This basically gives you Turbo for free. It is called Twitch Prime, and it is minutely different than Turbo, but you don't need both. I canceled my Turbo already. Saves me a few bucks a month! w00t! https://blog.twitch.tv/twitchprime-458a537a3ae1#.fh4nyqgai
  22. We're happy to announce that StreamPro now supports Extra Life alerts! check out all the details here: https://streampro.io/extra-life-alerts
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