8 September 2019

Tips To Help Make Your Clothing Last

Clothing can cost a lot of money over time, and as each season comes and goes, your bank balance will only suffer more when it comes to fast fashion. However, there’s a way of getting timeless pieces that can last longer than just a few months. Here are some tips to help make your clothing last.


Buy More Quality Pieces
Spending money on clothes is something we all need to do at various points in our life. For some, it could be once a year, and for others, it might be as often as every few weeks. However, it’s important that no matter how frequently you are buying clothes, you’re buying quality pieces. Quality pieces don’t have to mean that they are more expensive, but it does require you to buy clothing that’s durable and made out of good material. Always look at every item of clothing, regardless of what store you’re in. Test the fabric by giving it a quick feel and think about whether you’ll be able to wear this with a number of pieces already in your wardrobe.




Wash Your Clothes Less
Over time, washing your clothes in a washing machine is going to wear them out. Particularly if they are not hugely durable or you’ve got them on a vigorous wash cycle. To save your clothing, you may want to think about washing your clothes less. Not every item of clothing needs to be worn once and then washed. Some pieces like jeans, for example, can probably be worn a fair few times before needing to be put in the washing machine. Just be more conscious of how often you’re doing it and where you can, lower the spin cycle rate to a more gentle setting. 




Think Timeless
Timeless pieces are those that will never go out of style, no matter how many seasons go by. Think crisp white shirts and denim jeans, leather boots, and A-line coats. Even though men’s linen clothing is on-trend, it’s also worth it to have a range of clothing that doesn’t need to be part of a trend and can be worn with other on-trend pieces. There will always be items of clothing that are timeless to wear, so get these into your wardrobe!




Use Protectors On Leather
Leather is one material that can become worn after it’s endured certain weather conditions. To help stop this from happening and preventing the demise of your leather jacket or shoes, ensure you’ve got some sort of protector on it, whether that’s in the form of a spray or wax. Just like you would with your car, it’s important to protect that base layer as much as you can. And with leather being fairly expensive, it’s worth getting something that will help it to last that little bit longer.

The more sustainable we can all be when it comes to clothing, the better. Every item that ends up getting thrown away is only going to waste and if anything does tear or rip, then try to fix it or give it a bit of an upgrade with your own DIY skills. 





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30 August 2019

The Greatest Movie Car Of All

Have you ever thought to yourself who would win in a race from 0 to 60mph out of all of the really famous movie cars?

It's a bit of strange question really isn't it, but I know there are some real car fanatics out there who would really love to see such a thing happen and there are so many amazing cars in movies - with many of them being the main focal point within the movie, meaning they are talked about for years after the movie is released.

Cars in movies are important.

For me, I'd have to say my favourite car from any movie would have to be the DMC Delorean from the Back To The Future movies.
Being an 80's kid this is the car we all wanted to take a spin in growing up - the film in general played a massive part of my childhood, from Marty's amazing trainers to us all wanting to trade in our skateboards to find hoverboards.  

And the Delorean was (obviously!) the car to want to have and it's my favourite...plus I'd go as far to say I'd bet it would have a really strong chance of winning any race it was put in.

You never know, if the tyre tracks happened to burst into flames at it's on it's way to the finish line, well it may just disappear and end up going Back To The Future!

So yes, I would really love to be able to drive this car - I know you can pop along to certain special events to check it out up close, but I would really love it if you could actually lease one out for the day and show it off to everyone.

What a day that would be...

Now you know my favourite movie car, what would be yours and do you think it would win the "movie car race"?

Well to help you decide, Lease Car has put together a little video of some of the most famous cars from movies to actually test out how they would fair with each other in a race form 0 to 60mph

And whilst we could each probably pick out a handful of different cars they really have put together a nice little selection...

 - Will it be Herbie, the 1963 VW Beatle?

- Will it be the 1971 Mustang from the amazing movie" Gone In 60 Seconds"?

or

- Will it be the 1966 Thunderbird from "Thelma And Louise"?

There are a few other nice ones in the video too which may bring back some memories...

After watching the video I found that I was quite surprised by the end result - and especially where my own favourite placed in the race...

Let me know in the comments section the place that the car you picked came in and what other cars you would have liked to have seen in the race...



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11 August 2019

Making Money Through Online Gaming


We’re all looking for a simple and enjoyable way to make money. Generally speaking, we bring most of our cash in through a stable career that we don’t look forward to on a Monday morning. But it’s a good idea to bear in mind that there are other ways of making money out there! Whether this is generating some quick cash on the side of what we do full time or switching up our job roles to something that we enjoy a little more. If playing games online is your thing, bear in mind that you can make both quick cash and more long term earnings through doing what you love! Here’s a little more on the subject!

Making Some Quick Cash

Let’s start with a few quick ways to make money through online gaming that takes minimal effort and will see money entering your bank account before you know it!

Online Casinos

Chances are that you’ve already spent some time playing games in a casino at some point or another in your life. Thanks to the web, you can now play the very same games for real cash within the comfort of your own home. Of course, gambling isn’t a surefire way to make money - you always run the risk of losing and the odds aren’t generally in your favour. But if you enjoy a good game of roulette or blackjack and only ever use money that you can genuinely afford to lose, this can prove to be a fun way to generate a little cash should you win! 

Online Betting Sites

Like gambling your money through an online casino, it’s important to remember that betting, again, isn’t a surefire way to make cash. You are always going to run a risk of a loss and there’s never any way of being absolutely sure that the game you are betting on will turn out as you hope that it will. But if you happen to place a decent amount of money on the right score or result, you could rake in a fair amount of money! If you want to make some big bucks, consider placing an accumulator bet. This is less likely to pay out, as you rely on various different things happening to win, but you tend to bring back a whole lot more cash if you do win than you would on a standard bet. Give things a try with Free Bets.

Making a Career

While there are quick means of potentially bringing in a little cash, you can make making money through online gaming a whole career. Just take a look at Esports! Esports stands for electronic sports and it is an area that takes standard gaming up to professional levels. Now, this type of competitive gaming has been around for quite a while now, but nowadays it is proving to be increasingly popular and more professionalised, allowing high-quality gamers to now make surprisingly lucrative careers out of it. If this sounds like something that might interest you, attend a few esports games as a spectator. You will be able to get a feel for what goes on and pick up some tips and tricks along the way. Then, you can focus on specialising and practising a specific game until you feel that you are up to a standard where you can challenge the best of the best in front of an audience. You can take off pretty quickly and may start getting sponsorships!

These are just a few different ways that you can make money through online gaming. Sure, it might not have been something you thought of before, but you can choose how involved you want to get! Whether that’s bringing in a little extra cash through fun bets or genuinely diving into the deep end and making a career of things!


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Can You Really Make Money Playing Video Games?


Many of us see gaming as nothing more than a fun hobby, but what if it could also be a source of income? There are actually many ways to make money from playing video games. Many of these money-making methods aren’t easy, but they could still be worth looking into if you’re passionate about gaming. Here are just a few examples of ways you can make money playing video games.
Become a video games tester
Video game developers often hire testers to ensure that their games have no bugs and glitches. This can be a fairly well-paid job – in fact, the average salary is $84k. Getting into this industry is tough and you’ll generally need some form of higher education related to software design or programming. This is because, on top of playing the games, you also have to report any improvement that you think need to be made, which could involve understanding the coding behind video games. Knowledge of programming can also make it easier to look for common bugs and easy ways of breaking games.
Get paid to review video games
Another option is to land a job reviewing video games. Gaming journalists spend a lot of time playing new games in order to review them. Whilst this job does allow you to play lots of games, you also need to be a good writer so that you can write engaging reviews. The most well-paid roles are likely to be at gaming publications, although you may be able to make money simply running a gaming blog (you may be able to make money through ad revenue or by accepting sponsored reviews from indie game developers).
Start a YouTube gaming channel
YouTube gaming channels are hugely popular. These include walkthroughs, ‘Let’s play’ videos and reviews. Starting a Youtube gaming channel is easy – however making money via these channels isn’t. You’ll be competing against lots of other gaming channels and will need to gain a certain amount of views and subscribers before you can earn anything. However, if you are successful, there’s a lot of money to be made in Youtubing. In fact, the current highest earning Youtuber, Pewdiepie, has a net worth of $20 million.
Try your luck at online casino games
Online casino games can be a way to make money too. This is a way of making money that relies a lot on luck, however, there are casino gamers who have maximised there chances by taking advantage of casino freebies. These include free bets and free roulette wheel spins for new users that can be taken advantage of to possibly win money without spending anything. New online casino sites are constantly being set up as these new 2019 casinos show. This increases the earning potential of using online casino games. 
Look for paid gaming tournaments

If you’re skilled enough, you may also be able to make money taking part in paid gaming tournaments. Some of these can come with cash prizes if you win or come second. Only a few gamers have the skill to earn money this way. Still, there’s no harm in trying a tournament if you think you’ve got what it takes. 
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6 August 2019

Rules Of The Road


So, last month I turned 37 and I realised that I really need to be a little bit calmer when I'm driving.

But here I am, a month into this realisation I'm struggling to do anything to calm myself down behind the wheel.
I do quite a lot of driving at work and some of the things I see other drivers do just really rubs me up the wrong way, and I know I shouldn't let it get to me but it really does.


Last week, for example, I was making my way to a job travelling on the M62 and I noticed a lady deep in a text conversation right as she drove along in the middle lane.
And what made it worse was that I then noticed she has two little kids in the back of the car.

Beyond disgusting.

So, without disrupting my driving, I give her the dirtiest look I could muster to let her know exactly how I feel about what she's doing and then, as I continued further down the motorway I exited on the slip road and then stayed in the right-hand lane but I then suddenly notice this woman again, on my right with her left indicator flashing away trying to get in to my lane.
I couldn't move over has there was a car to the left of me but then all of a sudden she puts her foot down and regardless of there being no exit space left, she pulls straight across in front of me, driving directly over the chevrons and decides it's OK to leave around a foot gap between us and then continues to press on her brakes. 

To be honest I all most crapped myself and slowed right down and then I stayed away from her. 

But for the rest of the day I was in such a bad mood and very nearly almost phoned my boss and told him I was going home because I didn't want to be on the road any longer that day. 

I mean for starters, does she even know the rules of the road and how can anyone put their kids in so much danger?!

I do see a lot of crazy stuff daily on the roads but this has to be one of the worst to date I think and it really did stress me out but it got me thinking too - and I am a bit over-thinker - is my driving OK?

Should I have slammed on just to let her in before the chevrons?  But wouldn't that have put the car behind me in danger?  Do I actually know the rules of the rood fully (because she obviously didn't but still took her children out in her car!)?  Should I be brushing up on my knowledge of the highway code a little bit?

And then I thought, if I were to take my driving test again - both the practical and the theory parts, would I pass it again?

I'm not actually sure...

I think that maybe after having a driving licence for a certain number of years there should be a refresher course people should be made to take - it makes sense to really doesn't it.

Are all drivers confident that they are up to date with all of the newly brought out rules of the road and all of the changes which have been made to the old rules?

I know I for one am not too confident that I'm fully up to date on all the changes because I passed my test around 17 years ago...

Well, luckily for people like myself that do care, the guys over at Kwik Fit have created an e-Book which explains all of these recent rule changes.

The book covers things from changes to the MOT (like the 5 new MOT categories) and changes to the highway code (things like new rules on overtaking a cyclist to new penalties for driving in a closed lane).



After my daily disastourous experiences, this e-Book is 100% per cent worth a download - some of the changes inside it are things I know I have very probobly done and shouldn't have which I could quite easily be penalised for.

Well worth a read - it could be a read that reduces road rage stress, it could be a read which prevents an accident, it could be a read that or saves a life...

Download it today

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19 July 2019

What's The Secret To Being Good-Looking?


It can be easy to tell yourself that you’ll never be as good-looking as some of the alpha males out there in the world. Obviously, genetics are of great importance when it comes to our natural appearance, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing any of us can do to change the way we look. The amount of effort you put into your appearance is about 90% of the bigger picture. Somebody who cares about their presentation is better-looking than a “naturally” beautiful person who has stopped caring. Still, what’s the secret to being good-looking?

Living healthily.
It’s not really much of a secret, of course. Living healthily is the best way to improve your appearance. After all, our outward appearance is a reflection of how well we take care of ourselves. And we’re not just talking about keeping your waistline thin; stress can lead to acne, poor hydration can lead to poor skin quality, and so on. If you want to look good on the outside, then you have to take care of yourself on the inside. Forget about the shortcuts that people suggest taking. When it comes to eating well, focus on following a healthy long-term diet. This will benefit your waistline, cardiovascular health, mental state, and even the appearance of your skin in the long run.

Exercising is obviously one of the most important ways to live healthily and, as a result, improve your appearance. Cardiovascular activity (e.g. running or anything that gets the heart pumping) is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. This is the most important health goal for most people. It also benefits your mental health, so you’ll start feeling more confident about your appearance because your emotional state will improve. Confidence plays a huge part in attractiveness. Strength training is important if you want to gain muscle mass. Even if you’re not trying to become a bodybuilder, this is important for everyone. You should be trying to keep your muscles strong and flexible not only for the sake of your appearance but your long-term wellbeing.

Improving your fashion sense.
Being fashionable is another crucial part of being good-looking. It sounds obvious, but so many men fail to realise that the clothes they wear play a vital role in their overall appearance. We’ve talked about improving your appearance and your mindset by living more healthily, but body size doesn’t matter when it comes to fashion. Anybody can look good if they dress well. Wearing well-fitted clothing is the key; it’ll make your outfits look tailor-made to your natural physique, and that will show the world how much effort you put into your appearance. You might want to check out these Charles Tyrwhitt reviews. You’ll see that it’s a very popular store for smart shirts, formal ties, and fashionable accessories. Work on your wardrobe if you want your entire appearance to improve.

Speaking of accessories, you should definitely consider adding some small details to outfits if you really want to bring your entire look together. Accessorising is a great way to really make a statement. As we’ve already discussed in this article, the secret to being good-looking is to focus on the small details so as to show the world that you put effort into your appearance. A stylish belt could bring an outfit together, for instance. Some cufflinks could add a splash of sophistication to an otherwise-ordinary shirt. You have to find ways to stand out if you want to be the best-looking guy in any room. Remember, confidence is absolutely essential. The most attractive people are always those who dress well, stand proudly, and smile authentically. Appearing good-looking is about more than being naturally attractive.

Adopt a strong grooming routine.

We’ve talked about improving your appearance and your confidence by living healthily and becoming more fashionable, but the presentation is the key here. As mentioned in the introduction, even people who attribute their good looks to winning the genetic lottery have to put effort into their appearance. Grooming is the most important thing to get right. You need to focus on the small details. Pluck unwanted hairs to bring the whole look together. If you want to grow a messy beard, keep your head hair tidy and well-groomed. If you want messy head hair, keep your beard well-trimmed. If both your facial hair and head hair are messy, then it appears as if you don’t put any effort into your natural appearance. It’s all about showing the world that you take pride in the way you present yourself.



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8 May 2019

First Impressions Dawn Of Man

First of all I love the fact that this incredible game has came from a small group of indie game developers, (Madruga Works) and not one of the big main stream game designers, the effort and detail they have put into it is amazing.


My first look at the game - I was very impressed! Not hugely detailed graphics but still very well done. What they have done is very sharp, I like that there is a feature were you can focus on a particular structure animal or person to view it from their view. It’s a great little feature to be able to get a full feel for what it’s like being in their shoes and getting very close to the action.

I love the style of it looking from above and controlling a village of people, working through the seasons and thriving to succeed, there’s hunting animals, gathering and learning new skills they all play a big part in the success of this game.

Finding the balance between the different seasons and having to use different resources throughout the year  is another way this game keeps you on your toes. you need to adjust to what you hunt and forage depending on the season no point eating the cured meat in the summer when you could be eating fruit and veg that meat will be needed in the colder months.

The early game is pretty slow going as you are learning what different structures do and how they affect your village, your also trying to grow your population while keeping everyone happy. Once you start getting through the ages it starts to get quite difficult to juggle everything and really makes you think about the way you need to run your village.


There’s only a couple of things I don’t like about this game but it is still early days for the developers and I’m sure there will be updates coming in the very near future.

There’s no mini map so if you fancy exploring, having a look around the map it can be a bit annoying trying to find your way back to your camp. The only other thing is the way the menu bar is small at the bottom and you have to expand it to get to different parts, would be easier for accessibility if it was a longer bar across the bottom which had more building options available at a glance - on the flip side of that they have got it so you can have various info about your villagers and amount of resources you have displayed at the top of the screen.

Overall I love the feel of this game, I've only played around 6 hours but so far it feels like a brilliant game! It takes me back to the days we’re I used to play a lot of Age of Empires style games and I loved that game style. I think I will be able to sink a lot of hours into this game building up my village, resources, knowledge and really enjoy it!


A fantastic game to keep you entertained or to just have a casual mess around while doing other things.

Thank you to Nathan who wrote this review for Ablokeseyeview. You can catch Nathan (Izuel01) on Twitch here.

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26 April 2019

How Far Can Technology Take the Automotive Industry?


If you were to think even just a decade ago what things in the world would be like now, it would have blown your mind. Who would have thought Donald Trump would be president of the United States or that we would have self-driving cars? Even mobile phones have stepped up and can now do so much more than they’ve ever been capable of. In recent years, the automotive industry has been one of the industries that have been working hard with technology companies so that they can really create something advanced for their vehicles, but that still offers safety and comfort.

Cars are themselves becoming smart devices as they now have things like advanced braking abilities, autonomous driving, mapping technology, improved fuel efficiency, as well as things like one of the new Smart Cars that offer emission-free driving. So there really are many ways that cars have been benefiting our lives and improving how we do things, as well as making them better for the environment. But in the coming years, are we set to see even more progress? Here are just a few of the ways that tech is helping the automotive industry and what could be coming in the not-so-distant future.


Improved Fuel-Efficiency

Brands like Tesla are at the forefront of being fuel-efficient, as they have vehicles that are electric or hybrid, going for miles and miles without needing to be charged up. But in the future, it won’t be too long until other brands have been able to catch up and there will be a lot more choice in this industry, as well as more competitive pricing.

Improved Vehicle Technology

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are both things that have an important role in the automotive industry, as things like predictive capabilities are going to become more important in cars and help to make your driving experience more personal as it can adjust to you and ‘remember’ you as the driver. This can be through algorithms that manufacturers are and will use, that will automate the process of setting up the car and different system preferences.

Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous driving technology is something that has been in the news and something that will become more and more so, as more companies look to implement, install, and test their self-driving functionalities. Some cars already have some semi-autonomous abilities as there are driving assist technologies and parking assist. So there are likely to be more and more cars and manufacturers that look to develop this in the coming years.

As you can see, some great minds in the tech industries have joined forces with automotive companies to help improve things and how things go. The rise of electric vehicle technology helps emissions and isn’t making cars much more expensive. AI is playing a massive part in the future of cars, which can help driving as well as car maintenance. Safety and comfort can all look to be improved with improving tech in our cars too, so only time will tell.
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15 April 2019

Imagine No Fibre Broadband for a week

Can you imagine having no internet ever? 

It's funny saying that, when I am sat here typing this using my internet so I can log on to my website to write up this post and then when it's ready, I can publish and then my readers can use their internet to log on to my site to read a post about why the internet and the right internet is so important in this day and age. 

What a crazy world we live in, where the Internet is KING!

If you're as old as me then you will remember the dial-up internet (and the dreaded tones) and to be honest if you don't remember this you are pretty lucky, well not just because you are younger than me but because it was shocking! Half of the time it didn't work and when someone wanted to use the phone... Well, that's another story. 

We are definitely blessed in today's times with company's offing us such amazing deals on fibre broadband, you are 100% spoilt for choice.

I know a lot of people get confused when It comes to internet options, basically, the difference between your standard internet and fibre is that the standard uses the existing phone line cables to transfer data and Fibre uses new fibre optic cables which can transfer data a hell of a lot quicker.. which then means faster speeds!  

I must admit, in my household, we do get the fasted speed internet possible and they know to give me a ring if they increase the speed or make any changes to their service, the reason for this is because of it gets used so much by every member of my family. 

Let's start with me, if you have read my blog before then you will know that I am a massive gamer and have recently started streaming so you can only imagine the speeds I would need, not only run the best online games but then to stream them for a good 3 to 4 hours and almost every day. also, the usage when I'm working on my blog and editing videos for the Youtube channel... Let's be honest the list is endless.





Then we move on to my 13-year-old son who is doing what every other kid is doing at the moment which is draining the life out if their parents' internet playing Fortnite, from the moment they get home from school until they go to bed also with a couple of hours of watching their favourite YouTubers in between.

Then we have my 3-year-old daughter, who does love watching videos and play games on her tablet but like all good parents we limit her time using it, but what she does like doing is watching her favourite programs on the BBC Iplayer app on our Smart Tv. She has certain episodes which she likes to watch over and over again and she loves singing along to the theme tunes and loves interacting with the characters from the shows.



Whats the internet usage like in your household?
Whos your provider?
Let me know in the comment section below.

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12 April 2019

ABEV Meets The Black Sheep

So this is the first of a new blog-series #ABEVMeets, We will be firing questions at streamers so we can get to know them a bit better! First up is the first person to ever really engage with us on stream, we introduce you to The Black Sheep!

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m 36 years old. I’m a full-time caregiver for my disabled wife. I look for ways to connect with
people on a personal level. I know I’ll never be as good as MOST people at video games. And I try
and take that into perspective when streaming. I don’t have GOD-LIKE aim and I’m not on an Esports team. I just want to be a person that everyone can relate to.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I used to do vehicle graphics and wraps. I love taking a car and turning into something amazing!

What do you like the most about Streaming?

I love the versatility of the streaming platforms. I enjoy meeting new and interesting people. I enjoy
learning about other people and what makes them do what they do.


What are your streaming pet hates?

Complaining about viewership and subs. If you notice that you are streaming to 0 viewers, then find
out why and change what you are doing. Don’t complain to everyone about how crappy your stream
is and that you never have anyone to stream to. Find out ways to improve your stream.

Describe your streaming style in 3 words?

Fun, Chill, and Interactive

What advice do you have for new streamers?

Find out what drives you to be a streamer and focus on that aspect of yourself. Don’t try to be like
everyone else. Use your strength to your advantage.

Which streamer inspires you the most and why?

I have 2. The first being TimtheTatman because I can relate to a tattooed bearded guy playing video
games. But I also like his personality. Then there is CohhCarnage because of his chill streams and his
ability to be as interactive as possible.

What is your favourite game to stream?

I enjoy any game that has bullets. Whether it is FPS or TPS. I like taking my frustrations of life out in a violent matter in video games. But I would have to say that right now my all time favourite game
would have to be Escape from Tarkov.

What are your future streaming plans?

I am currently in the process of changing my stream up. I plan on pulling away from the gaming side
of it and focus more on building relationships with my community and giving them a place to come
and feel comfortable with sharing the things that are on their minds. I will still play games but it
won't be the focus of the stream.

Outside of streaming, what do you like doing in your spare time?

I enjoy hunting and I am also getting into fitness.

What is your earliest gaming memory?

I remember being about 4 or 5 years old playing Pitfall on an Atari my parents got at a pawn shop.

You’ve got friends coming round for a night of gaming, what’s on the menu and what games are you playing?

Definitely, have to get some hot wings and corona. And probably play some Cards against Humanity.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Don't follow the crowds and NEVER do Follow for Follow. Those situations never pay off for growth.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I always wanted to be in Law enforcement. Whether it was local police of state. But I love the feel of
a gun in my hand. So anything I could do that involved a firearm.

You are having your last ever pizza, what topping do you choose?

My all time Favorite Pizza is one of those that gets lots of kickback in the pizza community. I
absolutely love Canadian bacon and pineapple!

Where can we find you?


What is your streaming schedule?

As of right now its as followed. But is subject to change at any moment. And all times are in MST
(Denver Time) I am more than likely going to change it to a shorter evening stream and only stream
3 days a week but times are still in the air.

Monday 7pm-10pm (Tuesday 1am-4am GMT)

Wednesday 7pm-10pm (Thursday 1am-4am GMT)

Friday 7pm-10pm (Saturday 1am-4am GMT)

Thanks to legendary Black Sheep for being the first in the series and please do head over to his socials drop him some follow and show him some love. He really is about supporting the community!

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24 March 2019

8 Ways To Keep On Top Of The Latest Gaming News


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If you love being a gamer then chances are, you'll love keeping up with all of the latest developments in the gaming industry. Whether it's the launch of a new game or an exciting update for one of your favourite games, you want to be one of the first to find out, right? Whilst you may not have the time to keep up with everything in between battles and dungeons, keeping on top of things doesn't have to be difficult. With that in mind, here are 8 ways to keep up with the gaming industry:

- Follow Gaming Influencers On Twitter And Instagram

There are 100s and 100s of gaming influencers in the industry and those that have a large number of followers and engagement are likely to be involved in campaigns when new games launch. Because of this, they're great for following because you are likely to find out about launches as soon as they are announced. When it comes to events, influencers are also likely to be invited in order to share their experiences with their followers. For a list of influencers in the gaming industry, you can visit this site here.

- Watch Gaming YouTubes And Subscribe To Their Channels

Similarly, there are a lot of gaming YouTubers for you to subscribe to. If you hit that all-important subscribe button you will receive notifications and emails whenever they post a new video - whether it's a review of a new game or an exciting announcement, you won't want to miss out.

- Subscribe To Gaming Magazines So You Receive A Copy Each Month

Although most people will do their reading online, there are still lots of different gaming magazines you can subscribe to. Whilst you can stop by your local store to pick up a copy when they're released, having them delivered to your door will ensure that you never miss an issue. Magazines may not have exclusive news any more, but they are definitely a great way to get insider information and interviews with key people in the industry.

- Read Gaming News Sites And Subscribe To Updates

One of the most popular ways to keep up with the industry is to read gaming news sites. With lots of different websites and blogs dedicated to gaming news specifically, these will often be the first places to get exclusive news and interviews. If you want to ensure you don't miss anything exciting, a lot of sites will also have apps and newsletters that you can sign up to. For more information, you can visit Kiiings.

- Sign Up To Any Newsletters That Keep You Updated

Whether it's an influencer, a gaming site or a developer, signing up to someone's newsletter is a great way to keep up with all of the latest news. As newsletters are now used as a powerful marketing tool, these are often one of the first places people go in order to receive information. Whilst you don't need to sign up to every single newsletter going, having a couple that you read every single week will definitely help keep you on top of things.

- Follower Developers And Companies On Social Media

Although we talked about following gaming influencers on social media, following developers and companies can also be beneficial. Most of the time brands will be the first people announcing their news, so following them on Twitter is probably one of the best things you can do. Set up notifications for your favourite game development companies and your phone will buzz every single time they post. Ideal for those times when you're expecting a big announcement!

- Keep Up With Conferences And Events

There are lots of different conferences and events to attend in the gaming industry and if you're serious about keeping up, they're definitely worth going to. Not only will you be able to meet likeminded people, but you will also be able to attend all of the announcements whilst you're there. As these events are so well known in the industry, they've quickly become a milestone for exciting developments and news.

- Join Facebook Groups And Communities

Finally, if you want to keep up with the latest news in the gaming industry then you can join Facebook groups and communities. People will share rumours, theories and exciting announcements as their favourite developers tease all of their new launches. Great for those that want to make friends in the industry, Facebook groups can really help tie the community together.

Are you an avid gamer? How do you ensure you keep up with all of the latest releases and news? Let me know in the comments section below.

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