Most of what I post these days, is very directly related to the “business” of software development – either code, concepts or just flat out business stuff with WatchMeCode and other related ventures.
But I’m not all business, all the time.
In fact, I keep a rather high level of play time in my life and being self-employed just makes that easier as I can do pretty much what I want, when I’m at home during the week.
Not the least of which is playing video games.
Last November, it occurred to me that I could record and stream my game playing to YouTube directly from my PS4.
Shortly after, I realized I could download the videos from YouTube, edit them, add voice-over, and upload them again.
Then I found this great little game recording device: the Elgato HD60 S, and it was Christmas… sooo…
All said and done, I’ve been uploading videos to a dedicated YouTube gaming channel for a couple of months now. I’m not doing one-a-day like a lot of the big names are, but I’m trying to do at least one a week. And I’m having a ton of fun doing it!
If you’re interested in gaming, at all, and want to see what I’ve been playing lately, check out the channel.
I’ve been playing and recording a lot of Battlefield 1, but have recently been adding in Titanfall 2 and I just started For Honor. There’s plenty of other games that I play and want to record, as well. And I’ve recently started live-streaming again (now that I have a basic setup that is working with the HD60S).
It’s all just a matter of making time to record and edit… which can be difficult when I spend days and nights working on products, marketing and sales pages, and doing everything I can to be productive.
But having a hobby is important. And I’m having fun with this one!