This is our forth streamer interview of our tech blog, by none other than, one of the twitch streamers who goes by Canadian_Dingleberry, and we hope you enjoy!
Who is your favorite video game character?
- Hmm that was a hard one to figure out. I’m going with Arthur Morgan. He is one of the best video characters. He is very complex as a character. I really enjoyed the fact that you’re playing him as a character and it feels like you’re literally living in the game and he brings the characters to life. Except my problem is I always forget to feed him a lot of times.
What’s your backstory and how did you get into streaming?
- I’ve been playing video game for a long time. I remember playing on the old Nintendo 64, Sega and all the PlayStation consoles. I got into streaming because I decided to buy Elden ring when it was released. After a few months I was getting discouraged and decided to try streaming to encourage me. I completed the game with 164hrs.
Tell us about your channel and community:
- I’m still building a community and my channel. I am in lots of communities. Amazing people, there is a community called the ghostly grave and they like to help people get affiliated. That’s how I met them and now I’m trying to help others as well and that’s what type of community I want to build up to. To help each others out and help other people achieve goals.
What are your hobbies and interests?
- Well I love to fish, go on camping trips where is no cell service at all. I recently went on a 4500 km road trip to Saskatchewan I’m from the west coast Canada. Also, I enjoy a nice bonfire with some friends and family.
The next question in the streaming interview is: what are your strengths?
- I’m a quite a patience person, who has immense perseverance. I like making people laugh and building community.
How do you stay creative?
- I stream directly from my ps5 and have to use my phone as my twitch manager to read my chat. So it’s hard to keep my chat interactive. So I started to go to party city and get some noise makers and use them when someone follows me or another channel raid out to me to show appreciation. I have also started to put dad jokes style in my stream titles.
What are some challenges you have experienced working in the gaming industry?
- The challenges I have faced is not having access to a pc to run obs or stream elements to make my stream more interactive. However hopefully in a couple months I will be able afford my first gaming pc, which should be a lot of fun. With the pc I will have access to other games I can’t play on the ps5.
How hard did you work to get where you are in streaming?
- It took me a year and 3 months to get the affiliate program. I remember for the first 7 months I had 15 followers and a 0.3 average viewers for every month. I was very shy for the first few months. However I was able to meet awesome streamers with their communities and that helped me a lot and I am very grateful for their help.
One of the most popular questions in our streamer interview series is next. How did you come up with your Twitch username/channel name?
- Well it’s a lot more simple than you think. When I was creating my account, I was sitting on the couch and said what do I name myself. I thinking to myself and said I am a Canadian. And I thought I need a catchy funny name. So then, I said out loud Canadian dingleberry. And everyone loved my name and the viewers always laugh.
What was your most memorable gaming experience?
- Well there’s red dead redemption 2. That game is an amazing experience. There is the last of us series, which I experienced for the first time earlier this year and those games have one of the greatest stories told in gaming history in my opinion. I have also gotten my first platinum trophy this past January. It was the God of War: Ragnarok game I achieved it in.
What are some of your current goals?
- Well recently my goals have been met. My overall goal was to reach 200 followers by this December and the affiliate status will come thereafter I reach the requirements. Well I have reached them already and that’s amazing. Didn’t think I would come close. Now my big goal is to get my first gaming pc in a few months hopefully. We will see I can reach it. Just have to buy it in different stages.
If you could change one thing about any streaming platform, what would it be?
- That is a good question. Hmmm I would probably have change the requirement to get affiliated. The average viewers was the hardest to get to. Or have the viewer have a choice to skip ads without subbing to the streamer .
Do you enjoy streaming individually or more with a gaming group?
- Well I never got the chance to play with other streamers or other gaming groups. I mostly play open world games and story based games. I did try fortnite but that got boring really quick by myself. So I mainly stream story based games/open world games.
What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever received from a viewer?
- The best advice from a viewer/viewers there’s a few giving me the same advice is that just keep being me. Don’t change. They told me I’m a great guy and they enjoy my content. So I guess I’m doing something right.
How do you balance streaming and your day-to-day life?
- I work in construction and when I get home I would like to unwind by playing a couple hours of gaming so I decided to turn that into streaming. However, I do take nights off to be with my family or do some adventures.
And finally the last question in the streaming interview is: In your opinion What is the best way for a new streamer to get started?
- Don’t get discouraged. Basically, when I started there was a point when I was getting discouraged and thought of quitting. However after grinding through for a long time. Then I met amazing communities and people now I call friends. Another advice, just have fun playing games.
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