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When you’re browsing through streaming channels, there are a lot of different forms of gaming content that you’ll find online, there’s more than one way to run a streaming channel, just like there’s more than one way to cook a steak or to drive to the mall. The internet is a massive treasure trove that’s capable of showing thousands, if not millions, of different faces and personalities of the gaming world. And with the help of XSplit’s Gamecaster’s streaming technology you can go to Youtube, Twitch, or Mixer, you’re going to find people more than just one kind of gaming platform, some more than others. Here are some of the most common gaming platforms that you will see being played on a live stream. 

Online Multiplayer Shooters

One of the most common content featured on your subscription feed, gamers like to use their streaming platforms to upload footage of themselves playing popular first-person shooter games like Counter-Strike, Call of Duty or Rainbow Six. 

The content that they show on their streaming channel for games in this kind of genre would feature the streamer playing online with two or more friends in the middle of a deathmatch against an opposing team of players on a selected challenge map. They’d be fighting for a limited amount of time, seeing who can get the most kills, and seeing who respawns more than others.

This form of content is popular for its fast-paced action, infinite loadout options and constant development updates for their online gaming community on a regular basis. It provides players with numerous social sharing opportunities. These kinds of games are regularly updated with new challenge maps, weapons and competitive gaming opportunities for players to take part on a regular basis. 

Open World Roleplaying Games

This type of gaming takes place on multiplayer titles that are set more in a fantasy-based environment. Titles like this include popular titles like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and DOTA (Defense Of The Ancients).

These games feature players using custom characters to explore a fictional kingdom alone or with the help of online friends. Players can use a mystical spell, weapons, and strategies to progress while earning experience points, and leveling-up.

Gameplay content like this is popular among PC gamers. Fantasy titles like Warcraft, provides players with the chance to think about battle strategies on a more spaced-out map.  

Online Battle Royale Matches

Battle Royale games are growing in popularity these days and you’ll see more gamers playing this during a live broadcast. Gaming titles that are popular in this category are PUBG (Player Unknown Battlegrounds), Fortnite, and Apex Legends.

Similar to a multiplayer deathmatch – where players are fighting to the death but with very different mechanics and rules.

For starters, there is one main battle map where players are dropped onto after jumping out of a moving air-vehicle. They will have to scavenge for weapons hidden around the area after they land. Players do not respawn here, once your character dies, you’re out, and the last player standing is declared the winner.

Games like this are great for testing a player’s survival skills. Players are tested in a setting that almost mimics the Hunger Games – with realism and science-fiction elements that make gameplay interesting. 

This particular gaming platform has been gaining popularity in recent years. Players have more freedom to explore within the game, and game developers are constantly adding new content to keep players playing.

Triple-A (AAA) Single Player Story Titles

These critically acclaimed game titles that are well-known for their storylines, relatable characters, and cinematic set.

Single-player story games are popular online for their cutscenes and gameplay walkthroughs. Also, special videos containing secrets and treasures are scattered around the open-world map.

Games like this are popular on the streaming scene during the release. Some viewers are more likely to watch walkthroughs to learn how to play the game. It is most likely that they already know the storyline of the game and would want to know how to complete it.  

Gaming Podcasts

While not based on playing games, speaking about gaming is also medium that content creators use their live streaming platforms. 

In gaming podcasts, content creators can talk about their favorite video game titles. They can also share their thoughts on the unique aspects of latest game releases. They can also let their audience know that makes a game worth playing. Set an interview with game developers and let them share their creative process when they conceptualized their most popular titles.

This is something a lot of popular video game journalists have done in the past and continue to do. Whether they are from a known publisher or indie, creators use podcasts as a way to talk about their thoughts in the world of gaming.

These are just a few of the popular options that you can find when surfing your Twitch or Youtube subscriptions. As a gamer, you can choose one of these outlets to base your streaming channel on. Or you can come up with a new outlet all on your own together. 

Good luck, and just remember to have fun.

Matthew Mendez

Matthew Mendez

Matt is a Communications and Media studies graduate from UST, and an avid gaming fan who loves the industry just about as much as the next guy. He's a die-hard Playstation fan and has been ever since he was a kid and doesn't plan on changing that anytime soon. He also believes that Crash Bandicoot is his spirit animal.

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