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  1. amackert

    Doom Streams

    Streaming a little bit of Ancient Aliens. Might switch to something else after. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert
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    Is it worth getting Xbox LIVE for the 360?

    It's worth the Xbox Live Gold subscription if you have people to play with. I don't play online via the Xbox One, but have thought about re-upping so I can play some de-listed 360 games with some friends, like OutRun. With backwards compatibility being so important on Xbox One, it's highly unlikely 360 Live support will be going away anytime soon.
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    Nightmare : Why it was NEVER meant to be played

    DOOM, is not. DOOM MODS, can be.
  4. I've been streaming it these last few weeks as well. I have been told by viewers that you're much more likely to find a game if you do team deathmatch.
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    Doomer vs Noob

  6. It's all right. The biggest issue is the long wait times between matches for traditional deathmatch play. It's very inconsistent. Sometimes I'm waiting two minutes between matches, but then immediately after I'll wait 10. There is no server browser/list, you're at the mercy of the matchmaking system. I got fed up with the wait times the other week and downloaded Epic's Unreal Tournament alpha just for grins. It turns out there's still a pretty active community and I have been able to find games quickly and easily. Much less downtime between rounds means I've been playing it more recently. It's still free on the Epic store. It's not particularly polished but is a ton of fun, I do recommend checking it out. Back to Quake Champions, I generally prefer traditional deathmatch and I find it the weakest of the Quakes in that area (pretending like Quake IV doesn't exist). The different character abilities and character stats makes for somewhat unbalanced gameplay. The funny thing about that is that on the flip side, all the weapons feel like they've been made to be too balanced. They all feel homogenized, like it almost doesn't matter what I'm using. The rocket launcher in particular doesn't have that "oomph" it once did and it doesn't feel like it does the damage it used to. Another gripe I have is many of the arenas are also too small for the eight player matches. This normally wouldn't be an issue, but the game refuses to load you up onto a server unless eight players are found. It's annoying. There is a mode that remove the Champion abilities and gives everyone equal stats, but they made the baffling decision to give you unlimited ammo and relegate your weapons to the rocket launcher, lightning gun and rail gun, making for fights that aren't particularly dynamic. I do recommend trying it (especially since it's free?), but there have been some questionable design choices made in my opinion.
  7. I'm all for auto-fire if it's a toggled option. My hands get sore on a regular basis these days, but I still like to use manual fire in games that were originally designed around it when my hands allow.
  8. I can vouch for Gaming Historian, Strafefox and Ahoy. Excellent channels. Strafefox is probably my favorite of the bunch. Ahoy would be close, but his content is very few and far between these days. Definitely worth checking out his back catalog though. My Life in Gaming is a great channel I recommend, though they only have a few actual "documentaries". Here's one they recently did about M2, which was included on the physical versions of Battle Garegga. Excellent doc for fans of this company, and shooter fans in general:
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    Doom Streams

    Streaming some PS1 DOOM over on YouTube, specifically the Japanese version of the game (spoilers: it's the same as the NA version). https://www.youtube.com/c/gameplayandtalk/live
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    Doom Streams

    Doing a couple hours of Doom, starting with more Sunder. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert
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    What's the best Nintendo 64 games you've ever played?

    F-Zero X is my top pick by far. Wipeout 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Sin & Punishment, The New Tetris, Gauntlet Legends and Goldeneye are some of the others I played (and enjoyed) the most of.
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    FTC's COPPA will affect YouTube in 2020

    The terminology is vague, but it's likely referring to users that use YouTube as a private storage locker for videos. YouTube can't make money off of videos hosted in that way. Channels like that will likely be who is affected. If you decide to post videos publicly, you shouldn't have an issue. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Doom Streams

    Continuing @NoReason's Death in Excess for a couple of hours, starting now. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert/
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    Cheaters caught red handed

    With how much social media has taken hold in modern society, doing something incredible is more likely to get new people following you, watching your live streams, getting you on the big stage at something like GDQ, etc. That can eventually equate to more donations, subscriptions, or other forms of monetary compensation for one's efforts. I hate thinking about things like this in those terms, but that really is the line of thinking for some of these people.
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    Doom Streams

    Playing some various wads for a bit, starting now. Link: https://www.twitch.tv/amackert/