Unorthodox Controllers

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday everyone!

I love the idea of custom set-ups for computers and video game consoles. Some people are creative enough to have really unique set-ups for the way they play video games…

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One of the most exciting announcements for fans of the Super Smash Bros. franchise was that Nintendo would be making a GameCube controller adapter for the Nintendo Switch so those really into the competitive scene can play Ultimate with their favorite controller.

Then there’s this guy who rigged up a bunch of bananas to use as the controller.

Fittingly, he was playing as Donkey Kong and explained, in layman’s terms, that he connected the bananas into a tool — called Makey Makey — that turns basically anything into a keyboard input. In this case, tapping the bananas were the keys. That was then hooked up to an input converter so the keyboard actions could mimic Nintendo Switch keys enabling the game would recognize the actions.

This streamer’s name is Louis and he’s pretty known for using unorthodox controllers. Taking a glance at his past Twitch broadcasts and YouTube videos, he’s also rigged up Donkey Konga controllers for Smash Ultimate, a dance pad for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5, and a Guitar Hero controller for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

I’ve always been a sucker for this kind of tech stuff and I’m actually interested enough in Makey Makey to look into it more. Who knows, maybe we’ll make avocados into controllers for something one day!

Have you ever used unorthodox controllers for a game?

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Join Us For A 24-Hour Charity Stream! [Hosted By Jett]

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Our good friend Jett is hosting a 24-hour live stream for the charity Extra Life today at 8 am EST. Check out his Twitch channel at InThirdPerson, where the streaming will be happening. We’ll be popping in at some point to join in the fun to chat and play a few games as well!

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Extra Life is a charity organization for sick kids in hospitals. It’s a wonderful organization with a great following and is certainly popular in the gaming atmosphere. We’ve heard of this before and have thought of doing something to help out down the line. Jett is doing his part and is trying to raise $400 for Extra Life. To reach that goal, as Kris said, he’s doing a 24-hour live stream today.

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So if you enjoy video games (which, hopefully you do, considering that’s the main focus of this particular blog) and helping out a fantastic cause, come and chat for a while on Jett’s live stream today. We’ll also be around, so come and join us! Spreading the word around also helps, if you’re able to do that!

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We’ll be in the chat as much as we can and we’ll also make a remote appearance on the stream. We’d love to have you there. It’ll be for a good cause and it’ll be a lot of fun!

Come join us on Jett’s Twitch stream at Twitch.tv/InThirdPerson and chat! We’ll see you soon!

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Twitch Update

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If you follow us on Twitch you’ve probably realized that we skipped this past week of streaming. This was due to wi-fi issues that effected our desktop computer – our main streaming hub. Not only were we not able to stream but we also couldn’t really work either. The desktop holds Photoshop and Illustrator and while the programs themselves still worked, the saved images wouldn’t even sync onto Dropbox to be transferred to our laptops.

It’s been a weird week and long due to this issue – you never really notice how much you use and need wi-fi until it’s gone.

Long story short, we finally figured out the issue was only out of the wi-fi for about three or four days. However, neither of us were home Friday night so even though we were able to stream, we couldn’t.

We’ll be starting fresh with streams again next week starting on Monday. As a reminder, here’s our tentative schedule:

Monday night – Kris solo stream
Wednesday morning – Rachel solo stream
Friday night – Double Jump stream

In the meantime, you can give us a follow over on Twitch so you know when we go live and you can also check out some of the past live streams we’ve done.

Also, we wanted to take this moment to give a few shout outs to people:

Justin from TWOTALL4UFOOL is a great blogger here on WordPress. He too streams on Twitch and also co-hosts the Game ‘N’ Watch Podcast. Be sure to check him out. He’s an awesome guys with a lot of great content.

Jett from In Third Person. He’s another awesome blogger who streams frequently on Twitch. He also hosts a talk show on Twitch called Boss Rush which is a lot of fun. He’ll be doing a 24-hour live stream on Twitch on Saturday, November 3, 2018 for Extra Life Kids for charity. Be sure to mark your calendars for the event! You can also read about it and donate on his Extra Life page.

Nick from DKCNick is a gamer and streamer we met through Twitch. He’s a great guy with fun content. Definitely be sure to check out his Twitch.

We’re always looking for new people to follow on WordPress and Twitch – as well as like-minded gamers and new friends. Please be sure to give Justin, Jett, and Nick a shout out.

Let us know some of your favorite bloggers and streamers. We’ll see you on Twitch again soon!

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