Posted on Monday, December 24 2012 @ 14:03:00 Eastern
This member blog post was promoted to the GameRevolution homepage.
...well ...sort of.
Odds are if you are streaming to Twitch.tv, Livestream or Ustream - you are already interested in streaming and have the infrastructure necessary for maintaining a successful stream. This guide will most likely be for console gamers, but if you're a PC gamer with a rig that can decipher Alien DNA, I will mention your option a bit at the bottom since your setup will be extremely simple. For the rest of the world (console), try your best to let the information I'm giving you wash over you.
Steps to Broadcast:
Sign up for a Ustream Account (Free - How to->http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/20952870)
Create a channel (Free - How to ->http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/20907196)
Download Ustream Producer for Windows/Mac (Free - http://ustream.tv/producer)
For PC gamers these are the only steps you will need to follow. Once you've gotten this software installed and your account setup, your broadcast is as simple as using desktop presenter to create a screen grab http://www.ustream.tv/producer#Screencasting --- and you're off!
If you are already streaming, you can begin to broadcast to Ustream without issue. The big draw here is using Ustream Producer to customize your broadcast to fit your needs and your bandwidth capabilities. If you are new to broadcasting, then you might need a little bit more information. In short, the amount of $$$ you spend will be directly related to your hardware needs based on how you connect your console's video/audio to the hardware you plan on broadcasting with. I'm not going to teach you how to connect one plug into the next; you are the gaming generation. If you can't match color cords or are trying to plug a Firewire cable into your Television, do us all a favor and kill yourself. [He jests, of course... ~Ed. Nick]
Broadcasting tips to remember:
Test your bandwidth on Speakeasy.net/speedtest (connect to the SF server)
Your upload speed is the important variable and will determine your broadcast quality
Your average bitrate upload should be twice the amount of your dimension size [set in your broadcast settings].
So if you're broadcasting at 640x360, your recommended upload bitrate should be 800kbps [again determined by your internet speedtest]
If you're broadcasting at 1280x720p, your bitrate speed should be 1400kbps (or 1.4Mbps)
These settings are recommended and aren't mandatory, but anything less you may experience viewing issues.
Do NOT watch the broadcast from a browser on the same computer you are broadcasting with [Broadcasting is CPU intesive and it will bog down your CPU]
Connect to the internet using a hardlined ethernet cable and not a wireless connection [wireless speeds fluctuate and can choke your bandwidth making the stream choppy]
Cheap and Easy hardware:
-Easy Cap [USB Connection]
Found online for $6. Windows only. There may be some Mac software out there for it, but it's built for Windows OS - for $6, well worth the risk.
-Dazzle [USB Connection]
Can be found for $50 at your local Bestbuy/Target [both Mac and Windows]
-Hauppauge [USB 2.0 to USB Connection]
Ordered Online for $150 - for Windows
-Black Magic Design Intensity Shuttle [USB/Thunderbolt]
Ordered Online for $180 - for both Mac [Thunderbolt] and Windows [USB]
Obviously, if you would want your stream to be of higher quality you would invest in the higher priced hardware and a solid internet connection. But for you neckbeards that prefer your setup like your masturbation - quick and dirty - Urbz has got some of those options posted too.
You got questions about your setup? Post 'em if you got em - I'll amend this post as needed. In the meantime - Follow me: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/urbanmasquegr so you'll know when I go live with games
Ugh, get your ass back online - I love watching you die!
The opinions expressed here does not necessarily reflect the views of Game Revolution, but we believe it's worthy of being featured on our site. This article has been lightly edited for grammar and image inclusion. It has been submitted for our monthly Vox Pop competition. You can find more Vox Pop articles here. ~Ed. Nick
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My Quest: To Chase the Dream
Posted on Thursday, March 22 2012 @ 23:02:52 Eastern
So, as some of you may or may not know I am an aspiring actor/voice actor... and porn star. As far as becoming a professional film/TV actor is concerned I have about as much chance at that as I do marrying Marisha Ray. Not a long shot, but highly unlikely. Moonlighting as a pornstar helps, only because it proves that I don't mind sleeping with people to get ahead. On the other hand I have seen marginal success in my short lived career as a voice over ArTEEST. without having to go down on anyone (totally not above it though). Needless to say some of the biggest projects I have been apart of and have gotten paid for involved the gaming community (See Below), and what keeps my passion alive is the hopes that one day it will be me (or my voice rather) facing off against some monstrous diety in order to ward off evil, save mankind, and bang the princess. I've known since I was young that this line of work would be the most fulfilling for me, but conventional society told me that "hard skills involving the sciences" are what were needed to make it in 'Murika! I guess to some extent those nagging voices (mom) were right, but I can still be allowed to dream right?! Anyway, I will keep you lot posted on my successes and failures as I chase destiny.
Here is a link to my most recent project:
Here is a link to a project that I had the pleasure to work on in the past (i'll let you guess which one I am):
In the pipeline:
-inb4 "you don't sound black"
(if links don't work - copy and paste them into browser)
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and that's when the whores come in.
Posted on Sunday, December 18 2011 @ 14:29:51 Eastern
Men laying their trick-money down. Twenty dollars to pay the rent? Maybe not. Maybe instead I'll spend it on the WHORE!
It has been recently brought to this community member's attention that there is a complete lack of estrogen browsing around these here forums. Not that we would know how to interact with females if they started to visit, but we do need some DIVERSITY up in this mutha! So, I enlisted the help of my comrads to come up with a solution for this dilemma. The result of our Brainstorming: Advertise!
Ok, advertise - but where?...
Well my friends, where else can men such as us hope to find decent, moral, educated, god-fearing, upstanding young women with similar hobbies as ours - that won't get offended by our smells, jokes, and to be honest looks. Yup, you guessed it - Craigslist. This forced me to ask myself " But where on Craigslist would an ad such as ours go out and potentially get a bite?" Thats when it hit me like Chris Brown, it should go to a section that I frequent fairly often when looking for similar advances from the opposite sex. Sadly, the adult massage section has ben since shut down, so we settled on - Men Seeking Women.
The ad, as it sits, looks something like this:
Video Game Online Forum seeking female members to be apart of our ...ummm.. club..
Ladies, our forums are filled with the highest quality of gamer guru studs the web has to offer.
We don't just wan't ANY ol' rack joining our ranks - we may be nerds,
but we have our standards. Visit our forum at www.gamervolution.com/forum,
register a username, and "Introduce Yo' Self"!
BUT ONLY IF YOU MEET OUR Base Criteria:
(We require our female members to)
-Post once a day
-Specialize in a genre
-Be cute and willing to post pictures
-Be over 18
-Have a functional knowledge of Tosh.0 and web pop culture a plus!
-Any race & religion OK
Stipulations added by our current members:
-Must have a love for British accents
-Must be clean
-Must be 420 Friendly
-If you're Asain, you have to play something other than WoW
-Must be AT LEAST High School Educated
-Speaking English is a preference but not a necessity (no l33t speak!)
-Must have a microphone and be willing to join the community playdates and podcasts
As a general rule:
-No fat uglies.
-No ugly fatties.
-No women that are men.
-No women that are not breathing.
-No women that are being made to breathe artificially.
[If we have women browsing this site, who fit the criteria listed directly above, don't worry - you've been grandfathered into our fold and shall remain a lifetime member]
We already have the Post-Op Female Lesbian angle covered but, traps OK (must post pictures first)
Furries can burn in Hades
[This call is in no way endorsed by the Admins of GR, It is a call from the members within its community - so don't go all feminist on their asses. Come at MEEE, bros.. bras?]
JOIN THE REVOLUTION NOW!
Veiw the full ad here:
Now, Heres where we need your help! I can only post in MY city, but GR is expansive and has members from all over the world. What I want... no. NEED all the readers out there to do is to post this ad in their local city. Then, my fellow comrades, we sit back and wait to be fed grapes by gaming's worthiest of beauties while we play Red Dead Redeption with our feet up and our boobies pressed firmly on our shoulders!!!!
AMIRITE?!WHO'S WITH ME MEN!!!!
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Posted on Tuesday, September 6 2011 @ 20:12:30 Eastern
So, the day has finally come! You're going to meet your WoW gf IRL!!! (if you can't follow the acronyms, you probably won't get most of the humor in this blog.. silly nUbs)
Remember, slow the F*** down! Try not to g... read more...
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Niko Bellic... you're my only friend.
Posted on Monday, May 17 2010 @ 22:50:21 Eastern
Sometimes... I'm driving down the street and I wonder what it would be like to plow into a sidewalk full of pedestrians and children. I also, wonder what I would be like to take a helicopter to the top of a skyscraper and just start pickin... read more...
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Totally gay for Vincent.
Posted on Friday, April 17 2009 @ 22:23:19 Eastern
[Not really but, hey if he was real, who knows...]
. . . . .The recent release of FFXIII's new trailer has stirred my sleeping love affair with you (the Final Fantasy series). Winter cannot come soon enough for go... read more...
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