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Livestreaming | Maven Games
Last week, on the Boardgame Opinions channel, we ran our first livestream. It was Mark’s idea. It seems to be becoming more and more popular. Video gaming seems to be driving it, but there are a decent number of channels livestreaming boardgames as well now. I had my doubts. Would people really want to watch us playing a boardgame? In the end I just thought, “What the heck? Even if no one watches, we’ll still have fun!” Well, much to my surprise, people really did watch. And commented. The interaction with the people watching is something I’ve never really experienced before and made the whole experience so engaging! Let me tell you about it… First of all, I’ll tell you now, from a technology point of view, livestreaming is challenging! Mark had come to the studio on a previous evening to test all the equipment with me. You really need at least two cameras: one to see the people playing and one overhead view to see the game up close. Then you need microphones. Good quality audio makes a big difference. All of this then needs to run into one beefy computer, with a good internet connection to collate all...