Not to be out done by my kids, I’ve started my own gaming channel. I’ve realised that right now, this late 40 something is becoming a bit of a gamer. I actively encourage my kids to game, and have set up their own gaming channels for them so they can be like their Youtube heroes, DAN TDM and Stampycat.
Being a bit socila media savvy – I know that in order to be a success they need to constantly supply the chain, and record lots of gaming videos, and get them on YouTube. It is all about consistency and regualrity. But I sometimes sense myself becoming a “pushy” parent of the YouTube generation. It is not the stage I’m trying to push them on to, but YouTube. Sometimes they’re not in the mood to make a video, and would rather just play the games. I mean, they play ALOT, so there is plenty of time for them to record a quick video.
Anyway, frustrated at trying to live my life vicariously through them, I decided I’ll do my own gaming channel, and start uploading videos on a regualar basis. Since UNRAVEL and the adventures of little Yarny is my game of choice for now, and since I’ve worked out how to record my Xbox One game play. Now it is a case of getting more views and subscribers than my kids – the game is on!
Here are the first 2 levels of Unravel (please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE):
Happy New Year. I went to bed at 3.50am last night. Was I living it large for NYE celebrations? No, I was editing videos for my kids. You see I have in my head that my kids will be gaming Youtubers. I want them to be ready and confident for the multi-media and social media world. I’m not sure if this is a good thing, or it’s just me living my life vicariously through them both.
For Xmas I bought us* (honestly, it is for the three of us!) a gaming laptop, capable of playing pc games and making gaming videos. These tend to be a little more expensive than your average laptop. Well, they both have made their first proper gaming videos using the laptop, and after watching the New Year come in, I said I’d edit the videos.
Freya aka Gaming With Freya has found a new friend on Minecraft.net, and they are well into the various games on offer, and have even built a hotel in the Minevast server. Oscar aka Oscarbot is obsessed with Roblox. Now I can’t them off the thing, and have to ration the usage. When I say ration, I mean I start off with 30 min chunks, but they become hours. We’ve have tears and tantrums, the threat of denial of access. Currently Freya owes Oscar 4 hours game time … and counting. Meanwhile, I’m happy to stick with the Xbox.
To up the ante I have decided to pit them against each other, by posting their videos on YouTube at the same time, to see who will get the most views. Let the games commence! It is a double edge sword, as I want to promote some healthy and friendly competition, but Freya is at age where the thought of being beaten in any game by her little brother is a night mare. Here are their first offerings:
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