Grace and Peace Blerd Fam! If you didn’t know, Twitch is the platform for everything gaming related and creativity. You can find some of the biggest names in the gaming community there. I wanted to create a spotlight for growing Twitch streamers that I know you will enjoy. This round, I want to introduce to you ModernDayNerd! He’s an upbeat variety streamer and a great broadcaster. I wanted to share his story with you. So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find ModernDayNerd at www.twitch.tv/Moderndaynerd. He streams Monday through Friday starting from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm EST. You can also find ModernDayNerd on his Instagram @moderndaynerd.
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs about your broadcast.
Share with the class about your Twitch channel and your community.
Welcome to the Nerd Crew oooouuu!!! I’m the one and only Moderndaynerd upcoming Twitch streamer who brings the energy during my streams. I’ve been gaming since 1992 born in the big apple and my first console was the Sega Genesis model 2 with Sonic the Hedgehog. From that moment I fell in love with video games, just amazing, you can escape from reality and be in another world as another character or sometimes yourself (if the game permits you to create a character). My channel revolves around completing games whether it’s modern (pun intended) or retro games. I’ve been told I am a man of many talents when it comes to my channel. When it comes to my community (Nerd Crew), I keep the people who been there throughout my journey close to me. I have a positive community and we usually are in each other channels supporting each other and helping one another as we try to improve upon our channel. Anyone that comes to my stream and that are new, I try to give them some tips if asked.
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your channel?
I consider myself to be a variety streamer that plays most games ranging from RPG, action, puzzles, racing, extreme sports, fighting, FPS, etc.. Every time I end my stream I go back and re-upload that current broadcast and throw in my massive VOD collection so whenever I’m on vacation or away for a couple of days anyone can check out my collection, my history of great moments and games they probably never heard of before
What made you start this journey in streaming and when did you start?
My family encouraged me to pursue Twitch at first, I did not think I had it in me to try Twitch to be honest. I watched some of my favorite You Tubers over the years and thought to myself, can I do that? In 2018 my brother (Todd), my homeboy (Richard) and I decided to go to E3. After experiencing the event that gave me more motivation to stream on Twitch after visiting the Twitch booth and seeing gamers like myself being recognized for the things, they do on Twitch like playing video games and interacting with their community.
What are some of the issues and challenges that you’ve faced on Twitch and how did you overcome them?
There are many challenges and obstacles on Twitch, one of many is obtaining views and being recognized for the quality I bring to Twitch. I used to keep my eye on the view counter, and I know it is a bad habit. I had to learn its not always about views that make you stand out, its myself that made me get to where I am at today. Finding the perfect schedule was tough for me at first but now I hurdle over that challenge and conquering it by being consistent Monday to Friday. The last challenge I face on twitch is getting partner. It’s crazy how easy it is to reach affiliated, but this is such a long journey however I know it is a marathon that I must stay focus on.
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that is out there for creating a broadcast on Twitch?
As I tell people within my community, I use every tool that Twitch has for me to utilize. Tags, whenever I start a stream, channel points, suggestion box, and setting up detail panels to make my channel extraordinary. Also, I use tools outside of twitch like Streamlabs, OBS and customizing my stream to my liken. Anytime someone comes to my channel they love how simplistic it is but still offers a lot from their perspective. Last but not lease, even though people prefer to watch their favorite streamer live, I like to make use of the video producer tool on twitch to make clips or highlights from my streams
Blerd is all things nerd and geek through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a blerd?
C’mon my name is Moderndaynerd lol
I bring flavor with me anywhere I go
I am a semi sneaker head
I love marvel (Sorry DC fans)
Star Wars is awesome
I am such a music head
I love technology (Phones, computers, RGB lighting, etc.)
I love to learn something new every day
I like to give people a view of how this Modern Day Nerd live life via the lens of my camera on Instagram.
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and why?
Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2) – Rockstar changed the game (pun intended) in 2001! I remember when I first played that game from sunset to the next morning, it’s one of those games I can always go back to and the radio stations are amazing and iconic Street of Rage 2 (Sega Genesis) – G.O.A.T need I say more? If you have not played it, what you waiting for? Jet Set Radio Future (OG Xbox) – If you love graffiti, cell-shaded graphics that is standing the test of time, Tokyo, dancing, and dope music YOU NEED TO PLAY THIS GAME!!!! I am playing this game now (or was) doing a retro run.
Which video game character is bae?
Chun-Li next question lol
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
Bethesda hurt my heart with Fallout 76. CAN WE PLEASE RECEIVE FALLOUT 5 WITH GRAPHICS THAT WILL BLOW OUR MINDS?
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it and what is it?
Chicken N Waffles
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
Iron man. Have you seen his lifestyle? His house? The tech he created? Yeah, I definitely want to be in his shoes.
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
-Playstation or Xbox?
PlayStation all day
-Pepsi or Coke?
-Night or day?
Night : Call me Dracula
-Summer or Winter?
I am a winter man, I love snow
-Cat or dog?
-Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
Cartoon Network (Tom & Jerry is G.O.A.T)
-Fresh Prince or Martin?
Martin (I have all 5 seasons on DVD even though I prefer Blu-ray lol
-McDonald’s or Burger King?
McDonald’s (Spicy chicken sandmich is BACK!!)
-Super Mario or Sonic?
Sonic is way cooler than Mario lol