3FifsPodcast 86 – BCU Kitty Cats

@LJay90 @BreGetsTweets @HaaayMissAtwell & @Ayrryk on BCU, Comey firing & that kiddie pop to hip hop to pop crossover.

Find us online @3Fifspodcast, ThreeFifspodcast.com, and like our Facebook Page ThreeFifsPod. If you’re live tweeting the show use the hashtag #ThreeFifsPod and if you have a recommendation for an upcoming Meth Life tweet us at #MethLife . Remember if you leave us a five star review on iTunes or Stitcher we will read it on the air regardless of what it says.

Also check out our other great shows: Extra Fifs with Justin; GEMS our Steven Universe recaps; our new Rolling12s podcast where we play FATE and other Tabletop RPGs and Thumbstick Mafia with Seeker focusing on black women and women of color in gaming check out their site at: ThumbstickMafia.com . Check out Ash’s own site: AshleighnotAshley.com focusing on activism  and social justice. And send in your relationship and love questions to @BreGetsTweets.

You can find our contributors online:
Justin  – @LJay90
Ash – @HaaayMissAtwell
Bre – @BreGetsTweets
Eric – @Ayrryk

#ThreeFifsGod – The Secret of Spoons

We recap episode two of #AmericanGods and discuss the Old Gods and Burning this shit down!

Find us online @3Fifspodcast, ThreeFifspodcast.com, and like our Facebook Page ThreeFifsPod. If you’re live tweeting the show use the hashtag #ThreeFifsPod and if you have a recommendation for an upcoming Meth Life tweet us at #MethLife . Remember if you leave us a five star review on iTunes or Stitcher we will read it on the air regardless of what it says.

Also check out our other great shows: Extra Fifs with Justin; GEMS our Steven Universe recaps; our new Rolling12s podcast where we play FATE and other Tabletop RPGs and Thumbstick Mafia with Seeker focusing on black women and women of color in gaming check out their site at: ThumbstickMafia.com . Check out Ash’s own site: AshleighnotAshley.com focusing on activism  and social justice. And send in your relationship and love questions to @BreGetsTweets.

You can find our contributors online:
Asia – @ChasingLux
Bre – @BreGetsTweets
Eric – @Ayrryk

Rolling 12s – Vers: Black Girl Nerds Rock ft @Steph_I_Will & @JumpedForJoi

Joi from Black Girl Nerds and Steph from The Lemonade Show, Misty Knght’s Uniformed Afro, and Let Go, Let Flo stop by for a Vers battle!

Vers: The Rap Game Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/915746399/vers-the-rap-game

Special Thanks to BenSound.Com for providing the music for this episode.

Music: Jazz Comedy – BenSound.com
Music: Jazz Piano – BenSound.com

#ThreeFifsGod – The Bone Orchard

We recap episode one of #AmericanGods and discuss how we have to stick together.

Find us online @3Fifspodcast, ThreeFifspodcast.com, and like our Facebook Page ThreeFifsPod. If you’re live tweeting the show use the hashtag #ThreeFifsPod and if you have a recommendation for an upcoming Meth Life tweet us at #MethLife . Remember if you leave us a five star review on iTunes or Stitcher we will read it on the air regardless of what it says.

Also check out our other great shows: Extra Fifs with Justin; GEMS our Steven Universe recaps; our new Rolling12s podcast where we play FATE and other Tabletop RPGs and Thumbstick Mafia with Seeker focusing on black women and women of color in gaming check out their site at: ThumbstickMafia.com . Check out Ash’s own site: AshleighnotAshley.com focusing on activism  and social justice. And send in your relationship and love questions to @BreGetsTweets.

You can find our contributors online:
Alex- @Allexandriia
Asia – @ChasingLux
Bre – @BreGetsTweets
Eric – @Ayrryk

Thumbstick Mafia Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 – Diversify Your Platforms + Twitch Affiliate Program

#TMPOD is byke and we’re finishing off our Diversify your Platforms mini series. If you didn’t catch part 1 of this series, then make sure you listen here. In Episode 2 we covered Twitch, Youtube Gaming, Beam and Facebook Live. This episode we talk a bit about a few more options for you; Ustream, Hitbox, YouNow and MobCrush.

What are the best live-stream websites for video games?

Ustream is still around? We talk about our first introduction to Ustream and how Ustream has rebranded itself to focus more on providing livestream services for businesses with their Ustream Pro service.

Hitbox has been acquired by Azubu.tv and we’re excited – Azubu.tv’s esports background will likely bring big changes the culture and dynamic of the platform. In addition to this new change, we talk about Hitbox guidelines for getting a sub button.

YouNow is fairly new to the livestream industry. Sharky first noticed YouNow because a couple of Youtuber’s she follows uses YouNow to live-stream. YouNow has a feature that allows streamers to co-stream with each other.

Going to a smaller, unknown platform means you will have to work harder to grow your audience.
Using Restream to stream on multiple platforms and why you should take advantage of that.

Mobcrush, the game live-streaming site that focuses on mobile game live-streaming. We explain the slight differences in the culture between MobCrush and sites like Twitch and Youtube Gaming.

In the second half of the episode we touch on the major points of the Twitch Affiliate Program.
Twitch just launched the affiliate program for non-partnered streamers this past week. We have been patiently waiting for Twitch to introduce a program that will allow smaller, non-partnered streamers to monetize their content. Shockingly, Seek3r was invited to join the affiliate program even though she just got back into streaming. With the excitement, we try to break down the pros and cons of joining.
What are the requirements for the Twitch affiliate program?

Twitch’s Live Content Exclusivity period for their affiliate program. How we interpreted the clause based on the words used and is this necessary? Also, should you sign-up for the affiliate program? In addition, what are the differences between a Twitch Affiliate and a Partner? #TwitchAffiliate
How the gamification of tips can turn around and bite us in the butt? Speaking of, a wife discovered that her husband spent their entire savings on Twitch donations. 38K ya’ll.

If you signed up for Twitch’s affiliate program, why you should consider supplementing your revenue stream with Streamlabs, Gamewisp, Patreon and possibly Square Cash if you are running as a business.
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Because we love ya’ll, we started a new hashtag #TMNYSK – Thumbstick News You Should Know – We’ll be adding posts to our twitter feed with news that covers culture, tech and industry related news.

Check out features, stream culture news and more awesomeness on our website here.

Rolling 12s – Vers: Coins 2 Continue VS Thumbstick Mafia Podcast

Special thanks to Danielle McRae, Shanta and Rashanii from the Single Simulcast Podcast, and Katie and Charles from Coins 2 Continue

Special Thanks to BenSound.Com for providing the music for this episode.

Music: Jazz Comedy – BenSound.com
Music: Jazz Piano – BenSound.com

Vers: The Rap Game Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/915746399/vers-the-rap-game

On The Blue Line: White Shenanigans on MARTA

By: Ash (@haaaymissatwell)

Disclaimer: Read THIS first.

I tap the card and stroll into Indian Creek Station
I walk to the end of the cars as I do daily.

The car starts out empty but as the train makes it way into Kensington and other stations, the car begins to fill with other passengers, most of them African American, on their way to work and minding their own business like myself.

The train remains that way until we get to East Lake and Caucasian people begin to board. There must a festival or sporting today because there are more of them than usual and boy, are they loud. They travel in packs because they have an aversion to sitting next to Bl–er, African American people. Their children cry, whine and ask a multitude of questions in high pitched voices that pierce the air of the otherwise quiet train.

For some reason,despite the obvious disturbance of peace, the children are not shushed. The adults aren’t much better. They crowd around the doors, making it difficult for other passengers to board and depart. Clad in New Balances and khakis, they conduct loud conversations about whatever mundane Anglo-Saxon subject that piques their interest.

If there’s a sporting event, the train becomes unbearably packed with cherry hued people, clad in jerseys, shouting across the car and smelling of cheap overpriced beer.
I share a knowing look with another African American passenger. The caucasoid shenanigans prove to be too much.

I wonder what they could be thinking. What possesses them to take up so much space? Could one be writing a writing a racist tone deaf editorial about the Bl–African American passengers?

Who knows, I just want them to shut up, make their kids sit down and ride the train. Oh and stop gentrifying the city while simultaneously making it difficult for MARTA to expand because they’re scared a ni–African American is going to ride the bus into the sunset with their flat screen television.

I wonder how John F. Kennedy would feel if he were riding MARTA in 2017?

3FifsPodcast 85 – Beard Butters

#ThreeFifsPod talks Hair care, beard butters, 90s hip hop and solving bigtory with beer ft @HaaayMissAtwell @BreGetsTweets @Ljay90 & @Ayrryk

Find us online @3Fifspodcast, ThreeFifspodcast.com, and like our Facebook Page ThreeFifsPod. If you’re live tweeting the show use the hashtag #ThreeFifsPod and if you have a recommendation for an upcoming Meth Life tweet us at #MethLife . Remember if you leave us a five star review on iTunes or Stitcher we will read it on the air regardless of what it says.

Also check out our other great shows: Extra Fifs with Justin; GEMS our Steven Universe recaps; our new Rolling12s podcast where we play FATE and other Tabletop RPGs and Thumbstick Mafia with Seeker focusing on black women and women of color in gaming check out their site at: ThumbstickMafia.com . Check out Ash’s own site: AshleighnotAshley.com focusing on activism  and social justice. And send in your relationship and love questions to @BreGetsTweets.

You can find our contributors online:
Justin  – @LJay90
Ash – @HaaayMissAtwell
Bre – @BreGetsTweets
Eric – @Ayrryk

Thumbstick Mafia Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 – Diversify Your Platforms


Sharkyshood and Seeker here with a new mini series: Diversify Your Platforms. We’re assuming you listened to S2E1 All About Your Coins – We continue our mission to get your right by breaking down all of the options you have as a Broadcaster/Streamer/Content Creator.

In this episode, we cover the four major platforms: Twitch, YT Gaming, Beam and FB Live. We break down their main features, partnership options and give you a bit of insight into the respective communities function.

We discuss Twitch features, new affiliate program for non-partnered streamers, and how to get partnered on Twitch.

Youtube Gaming features (like 4k streaming) how to make money on Youtube, the removal of their fan funding feature, their new monetization policy and why analytics is important.

With Beam only being a year into the live-streaming market does the platform have what it takes to compete with Twitch and Youtube Gaming? Also, Beam has recently changed their guidelines for partner and what does the future look like for this platform?

Facebook and video game live-streaming? Why the unlikely pairing might be a match made in heaven for some video game streamers and content creators.

How does one decide which platform is best for streaming video games? Also, what is Restream?

Articles Discussed:
Twitch | Tips for Applying to the Partner Program http://bit.ly/2p415sS

Twitch | Guide to Cheering http://bit.ly/2p6qbaF

Livestreaming Q1’17: Twitch vs YouTube, Avg. Spend, LTV and Tip Volumes http://bit.ly/2p659c7

YouTube will no longer allow creators to make money until they reach 10,000 views – The Verge http://bit.ly/2p3VAKx

Youtube’s Super Chat and Eligibility http://bit.ly/2p4cOaZ

Partner application requirements changing 5/15 | Beam – Forum http://bit.ly/2p4aFf9

*Video* Beam Staff talks about changes to their partnership requires http://bit.ly/2p4cicE
Beam Feature Roadmap http://bit.ly/2p3TNoR

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming | TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/2oLxHc6

Immortals to Simulcast Streams to Twitch and Facebook Live – PVP Live http://pvp.live/2p4bZip

#TMPod tag is still the official hashtag for the show! If you have comments, questions, would like to suggest a guest or a topic – please use the hashtag so we can keep track or you can email us: thethumbstickmafia@gmail.com

Because we love ya’ll, we started a new hashtag #TMNYSK – Thumbstick News You Should Know – We’ll be adding posts to our twitter feed with news that covers culture, tech and industry related news.

An Extra Fif – Class and Gaming

Sharky talks with her friend AB about the realities of Class and Gaming.