What I’ve Learned As A Gaming YouTuber Over 2 Years

Hey all, just thought I’d start writing a sort of random thoughts kind of thing on here every now and then… today, it’s time to discuss what I’ve learned as a gaming YouTube over 2 years!

Anyway, I thought I’d kinda give you guys my thoughts on what it’s like trying to get anywhere on YouTube as a total nobody who doesn’t have tons of cool successful YouTuber friends (or any friends for that matter). I hope it might help people thinking of starting their own gaming channel or just give you guys a bit of an insight in keeping the channel alive (I mean, I don’t intend on giving it up anytime soon, but I want the channel to grow, not die!!)

1. Gaming is a brutal niche to have a YouTube channel.

What I've Learned As A Gaming YouTuber Over 2 Years

I should have probably known this before I started, but it’s so competitive, you’re lucky if you have near 100 subscribers. Seriously! Let’s say I want more subs (which I always do, please subscribe thanks) so I play a brand new game that people will be searching for. Regardless of how amazing your video is, someone

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How To Record or Live Stream a Nintendo Switch

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Wanna know How To Record or Live Stream a Nintendo Switch? Read on my good friend and you’ll be on YouTube and Twitch in no time! As a 1080p console, it’s exactly the same as recording or streaming previous gen consoles, so bear that in mind.

If you were wondering How To Record or Live Stream a Nintendo Switch, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together 8 steps to get you live on Twitch TV or uploaded on YouTube in no time. All you need is an HD capture card and a couple of HDMI cables before you start. Let’s get started!

1. Get an HD capture card.

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If you want to know how to record or live stream a Nintendo Switch, you’re going to need an HD capture card to start with. Even though these capture cards were released before the Nintendo Switch, they will all be fully compatible as the Nintendo Switch runs at 1080p. There’s only two players worth mentioning, Elgato and AverMedia and then one question: internal or external?

Some capture cards go right into the guts of your computer (inside the case)

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6 Ways To Stay Sane Until Pokemon Sun & Moon Is Released In Europe

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We all knew that the time would come. We’ve all seen the dates in the Pokemon Sun & Moon trailers. November 18th, November 18th, November 18th, November 18th. With less than 24 hours to go until the 18th, Pokemon Sun & Moon will soon be upon us. Unless you live in Europe of course.

“Enjoy holding your breath for an extra five days until the 23rd you European scumbags” an exec at Nintendo muttered as he ate a croissant and sipped his Earl Grey tea. That’s right, for no reason, us Europeans have to wait an extra five days until Pokemon Sun & Moon is released for absolutely no reason other than “because you just do”. So whilst you cry yourself to sleep tonight, here’s six things to keep you sane whilst the rest of the world is playing Pokemon Sun & Moon without you…

1. Play an old Pokemon game.

6 Ways To Stay Sane Until Pokemon Sun & Moon Is Released In Europe

Much like someone who’s drinking a non-alcoholic beer because they’re driving, you bravely try to fool yourself into thinking you’re still enjoying the process. Yet the only thing that destroys this illusion is the fact that everyone else around

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How To Record or Stream Nintendo Gameboy, Gamecube, N64 & SNES Games on an Elgato HD60 Capture Card

How To Record or Stream Nintendo Gameboy, Gamecube, N64 & SNES Games on an Elgato HD60 Capture Card

If you’re like me, you’ll have a BUNCH of old Nintendo consoles and games kicking around the attic. Whilst there’s emulators and ROMS all over the Internet, nothing beats the satisfying feeling of clunking a cart into a dusty console and seeing it jolt to life for the first time in 15 years. That’s why I’ll be showing you exactly How To Record or Stream Nintendo Gameboy, Gamecube, N64 & SNES Games on an Elgato HD60 Capture Card!

How To Record or Stream Nintendo Gameboy, Gamecube, N64 & SNES Games on an Elgato HD60 Capture Card

Before we get started, here’s a little background to why I created this guide and why you’re probably here in the first place. Recording any retro console isn’t as simple as plugging your Nintendo Gamecube or N64 into your capture card like modern consoles; first off, the Elgato HD60 Capture Card only has HDMI inputs which presents a massive problem. So is it still possible to Record or Stream Nintendo Gameboy, Gamecube, N64 & SNES Games on an Elgato HD60 Capture Card?

There is no physical way of plugging in a retro console into your Elgato HD60 Capture Card, since all pre-2006 (Playstation 3) consoles traditionally connected to your TV via RCA

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Nintendo 3DS Capture Card Wars! Katsukity vs Merki/Loopy

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Deciding whether to get a Nintendo 3DS Capture Card from Katsukity in Japan or Merki in Germany/Loopy in the USA? Considering I’ve got both, I’d say I’m a good judge to advise you before making your purchase. So let’s put them head-to-head… Katsukity vs Merki/Loopy!

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Before we get started, let’s just clarify before things get confusing. Merki is a European distributor of Loopy’s Nintendo 3DS Capture card, so whenever I mention Merki, you can happily replace that name with Loopy if you’re in the USA. Essentially, they’re the same capture card, just from different parts of the world for convenience of shipping.

So why on Earth would you buy two Nintendo 3DS capture cards in two different devices you might ask? Well, spoiler alert: my Katsukity Nintendo 3DS card recently died. After 6 months of let’s plays and live streaming on Twitch TV, my Katsukity Nintendo 3DS totally flatlined on me. My PC no longer detects it correctly, it only ever shows up as an ‘Unknown USB Device’ and I’ve tried everything to fix it without any change. It’s dead. RIP. I learned the hard way that 

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5 Things Zelda Taught Me About Real Life

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5 Things Zelda Taught Me About Real Life! As you all know, we’ve been playing Zelda Twilight Princess HD on our YouTube channel. This got me and Becky thinking about all the things Zelda has taught us over the years.

I mean, is Hyrule really that different to our own world? Well, apart from the fact that smashing pots is considered vandalism in our world, everything else is pretty much the same, right? So that’s why I’ve thought long and hard about the 5 Things Zelda Taught Me About Real Life. So let’s not waste any more time… HYAAH!!

1. Never leave home without a sword.

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You might be a child, but leaving your home town without a sword is almost as bad as leaving the house without your smartphone. After all, how is a kid supposed to save the world without a little aggravated assault along the way? Perhaps consider leaving it home for air travel and job interviews. Speaking of jobs…

2. Cutting grass is probably the best profession you could aspire to.

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Whoever said money doesn’t grow on trees wasn’t exactly wrong, but they were clearly

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How To Record Or Stream A Nintendo 3DS XL | Updated 07/2016

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If you’re looking to record or stream a Nintendo 3DS for YouTube or Twitch TV, then just read these simple steps. You’ll have your gaming footage online in no time!

We’ve been playing a lot of Nintendo Wii U games over on our YouTube channel. But we couldn’t help but feel like our viewers were missing out on the world of Nintendo 3DS games. So after a few months of waiting, our Nintendo 3DS capture card finally arrived from KatsuKitty in Japan and is now in action! Since we’ve been really pleased with the results, we thought we’d share how it’s done so you can record or stream your 3DS! If you’ve got any questions then feel free to leave us a comment below.

1. Get a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL Capture Card.

how-to-record-or-stream-a-nintendo-3dsIf you want to record or stream a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL, you’re gonna need a Nintendo 3DS capture card installed directly into your console. Sadly, this can only be done in Japan, USA and Germany, but all outlets will happily ship internationally. You can either buy a brand new Nintendo 3DS from these

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Thanks for helping us get to 2000 subscribers!

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Thanks to all our amazing fans who helped us get to 2000 subscribers yesterday!

We started our channel in March this year just for fun and we never thought that we’d get to 2000 subscribers so fast! We hope that we can one day make YouTube our full-time jobs, so thanks for all your support so far.

2000-subsIf you watch our videos, you’ll probably know that we’re in Amsterdam at the moment! However, if you missed it yesterday, here’s a special 2000 subscriber video for you guys just to say thanks for sticking with us!

How long do you think it’ll take us to get to 10k subscribers?! Leave us a comment below letting us know your guess and we’ll see who’s closest! We’re off to eat more delicious Dutch cakes!

Thanks for all the likes, comments and shares!

Love, Mark & Becky xxx

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Splatoon Weapon Tips & Tricks: How to use the Carbon Roller Deco.

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The Carbon Roller Deco is still the same old Carbon Roller you know and love. It’s got the ability to splat enemies at lightning speed before they even know what’s hit them… but without the burst bombs and Inkzooka. Instead you’re picking up the seeker as a sub and a seeker bomb rush as your special. But is it an improvement or a downgrade?


Firstly, things can get pretty hairy when you’re relying on seekers and using a roller. Given such a short splash range with the Carbon Roller Deco, it’s tempting to stick around when you may have otherwise run, instead opting to bridge the gap by firing a seeker at your foe. But betting with your life that said seeker will ever reach it’s target (or even bother to lock-on for that matter) is not a particularly wise move.

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A seeker goes through an enemy and detonates on the wall behind. Great.

Call it lag or poor aim, but sometimes a seeker will just straight-up glide right past your enemy (even when it seems like it’s locked on) only to explode on an innocent wall 30 feet away…

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How To Fix Guitar Hero Live Controller Problem on PS4 | UPDATED: 13/11/15

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Having problems with your Guitar Hero Live detecting your guitar controller on Playstation 4? You’re not the only one. After opening my prized axe, I was disappointed to find that my PS4 seemingly wouldn’t detect it.

guitar-hero-live-controller-problemHere’s how to sync your guitar controller in the first place, if you’ve done it already, then you can skip this part until method one and two:

Make sure you’ve got the Bluetooth USB dongle inserted into one of the ports on your Playstation 4. Press the ‘on’ button on the controller so that the guitar LEDs flash slowly. Press it once again so that they flash quickly. Then press the small blue button on the USB dongle. You’ll know it worked because the guitar will stop flashing and just show one solid red LED.

If you’ve done all that and it still doesn’t detect the guitar controller in game, try pressing the ‘on’ button again. It should take you to the user selection screen on the Playstation 4 menu. This is just a simple test which means that your controller is correctly synced and the next two steps will most definitely resolve

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