Learn to use XSplit & get to know your VIP! #Sponsored #Ad

https://youtu.be/2zFpBEMGclE In case you missed it, I ran a XSplit 101 session over on my Twitch channel, which is powered by XSplit! I'm a Twitch partner, XSplit VIP and have been streaming nearly 7 years!¬† After the stream, I virtually sat down with Chris Slight, XSplit Content manager to have a chat about what I … Continue reading Learn to use XSplit & get to know your VIP! #Sponsored #Ad

My final @OrcaCon schedule!

It's time again for OrcaCon in Bellevue, WA! Join us January 10-12 for this awesome event. I'm there in my capacity as programming and diversity coordinator, as well as a panelist. Friday, January 10th GM'ing for New Players 4:30pm - Vancouver Room How do you give new players the best experience possible? Hear from several … Continue reading My final @OrcaCon schedule!

My #PAXUnplugged 2019 Schedule!

My PAX Unplugged Schedule - 2019 edition! Also, I Need Diverse Games is back in the Diversity Lounge! This year we're going to have an exclusive D20 pin designed and made by Geekify, Inc to purchase! All proceeds keeps INDG alive and kicking. Pins will be $15, cash or card accepted. Not Having Racism in … Continue reading My #PAXUnplugged 2019 Schedule!

Final #PAXEast Schedule

Here's my current PAX East schedule. Until the official schedule is posted, all things are subject to change. I Need Diverse Games will also be in the Diversity Lounge again! None of You are Free of Sin: Gamer Crimes Friday March 29th, 5:00pm Albatross Theatre Camping at the spawn point. Drinking BAWLS energy drink. Hanzo … Continue reading Final #PAXEast Schedule

Have a devishly good time with your community playing Book of Demons: Dungeons and Streamers

https://youtu.be/OvfpI6eeSLE I got a chance to play Thing Trunk's Book of Demons: Dungeons and Streamers thank you to Chris Priestly at Evolve PR for providing a review key. It's a fun Rogue-like dungeon crawler that uses Twitch integration well. Your viewers can help or hinder you as you make your way through each dungeon level. … Continue reading Have a devishly good time with your community playing Book of Demons: Dungeons and Streamers

A quick review of @XSplit’s VCam app

Disclosure: I was asked to use VCam by XSplit, and provided a Logitech C922 webcam + One Year Premium XSplit license. So #Sponsored content ahead! It's good, I promise ūüėČ For those of you that stream, XSplit released a green screen application, VCam that lets you have a virtual greenscreen or background image instead of … Continue reading A quick review of @XSplit’s VCam app

Some convention etiquette since @TwitchCon is around the corner…

A tweet from @curlyfro about folks not inviting themselves along put me in the mind of convention etiquette and how that happens a lot. Since TwitchCon is coming, have a post no one asked for! ūüėá First some basic stuff: Take a shower, change clothes and have gum or mints on you. Brush your teeth, … Continue reading Some convention etiquette since @TwitchCon is around the corner…

My One year Partner Anniversary is coming up! So a sub-athon w/giveaway!

So on November 12th, 2017 I got partnered on Twitch! A year has flown by already y'all! Still growing the channel and trying to hit some sub goals by the end of this anniversary month. So I'm doing a sub-athon for the month of November! I'm also traveling Nov 1-4 so the subathon may start … Continue reading My One year Partner Anniversary is coming up! So a sub-athon w/giveaway!

Updated @TwitchCon schedule!

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My #PAXDev & #PAXWest 2018 Schedule

Here you go, here's where you can find me at PAX Dev & PAX West 8/28-9/3 I'm on one panel at PAX Dev¬† Interrogating Your Aspirations - Tuesday 8/28 3:45 pm Fifth Avenue Room Are your inspirations saying more about your work than you mean? Are tired tropes dropping decades of baggage in your game? … Continue reading My #PAXDev & #PAXWest 2018 Schedule

Updates, news and stuff

ICYMI - A bunch of stuff has happened lately, or rather that NDA life has eased up a little. First off, Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins has a cover! Done by Alex Croft (who you should totally support on Patreon)¬† The release date has changed on Amazon from June 8 to June … Continue reading Updates, news and stuff

My @MAGFest Schedule!

What's your gamer identity? ¬†How we classify video game players in gaming culture Friday 11:30 AM, Forum Anne Marie Porter [M], Rhonda Moore, Tanya DePass We'll discuss how research, industry, and the gaming community categorizes different types of gamers, and how this impacts gaming culture. ¬†What characteristics do we use to create gamer categories? ¬†How … Continue reading My @MAGFest Schedule!

ICYMI – My Talk at Twitch HQ “How To Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch”

Twitch‚Äôs Inclusivity guild is hosting a Twitch Talk with Tanya DePass, who will be discussing the challenges and best tools for streaming safely as a woman, person of color, or LGBT creator on Twitch. Tanya is the founder and director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation that is dedicated to better diversification of … Continue reading ICYMI – My Talk at Twitch HQ “How To Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch”

How to Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch – talk on Tuesday, 9/12

Hey y'all, I'm visiting Twitch HQ and giving a talk on staying safe as a marginalized streamer. Details below. Twitch's Inclusivity guild is hosting a Twitch Talk with Tanya DePass, who will be discussing the challenges and best tools for streaming safely as a woman, person of color, or LGBT creator on Twitch. Tanya is … Continue reading How to Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch – talk on Tuesday, 9/12

Woot! @GXAustralia videos are up!

This year all the panels at GX Australia were recorded! Now they're all up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. ¬†Footage is uploaded into six playlists; one for each panel room on each day. The schedule from the weekend is here in case you're trying to look up a specific panel. Day 1 (Auditorium) Day … Continue reading Woot! @GXAustralia videos are up!

My Updated @GXAustralia schedule!

In a couple days I head over to Sydney Australia for the second, and sadly last GX Australia. ūüôĀ We're gonna make it a great time despite that y'all. I also promise not to fall for the whole Drop Bears thing ūüėČ Anyway, here's my schedule for GX Australia, panels and talks in the auditorium … Continue reading My Updated @GXAustralia schedule!

Catch @qgcon panels via Livestream this weekend!

Folks are always asking me if panels will be streamed when I go to conventions and conferences. Well luck is with you, as Queerness and Games Conference has you covered! They have two twitch channels: twitch.tv/qgcon twitch.tv/qgcon2 If you want to catch a specific speaker over the weekend, the schedule is below. Remember all times … Continue reading Catch @qgcon panels via Livestream this weekend!

Long stream to celebrate 800 + Twitch Followers on Saturday 11/26

So tomorrow is gonna be Ubisoft Saturday at chez Cypher on twitch! I've hit 830+ followers so I promised a long stream (12 hours total) to celebrate. Thanks to Escoblades at Ubisoft Montreal, I've got two Evie figures to give away. Obviously, you'll have to be OK with giving me your address, and if you're … Continue reading Long stream to celebrate 800 + Twitch Followers on Saturday 11/26

I’m doing Extra Life with Team Outpost!

The stream team I'm on, N7 Outpost has an Extra Life team! My goal is $150 ¬†and our overall team goal is $1000 Since I'll be traveling on November 3rd - 5th, all my streams between now and then will be Extra Life Streams. I've added a command to give a link for donations and … Continue reading I’m doing Extra Life with Team Outpost!

Streaming schedule through 10/18

Time to get back to Masquerada! I'll start at 10am CST hopefully until the end, take a little break and get back to Mafia III! Join me at twitch.tv/cypheroftyr¬†for more Masquerada: Songs and Shadows then really switching gears to Lincoln Clay in New Bordeaux after a break. Then no stream on Thursday October 13th, or … Continue reading Streaming schedule through 10/18

Streaming @MasqueradaGame today

The fine folks who made Masquerada were kind enough to share the build they showed at PAX West with me, so to celebrate the return of my voice and excitement over passing the 700 follower mark on Twitch, I'll be doing two games today. First, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows¬†at 11:00 am CST through finishing it … Continue reading Streaming @MasqueradaGame today

Streaming update for July 16 – 24th

Hey y'all, streaming will be a bit disrupted after today's DAI stream due to getting some paying work sent my way. Project will take up all of next week so no stream next Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday is iffy pending where I am in this project. July 16th there will be more romancing of Sera … Continue reading Streaming update for July 16 – 24th

Long stream to celebrate 600 @Twitch followers!

So I hit the 600 follower mark right before I headed off to CONvergence, and have to celebrate it. I am going to do a longer stream on Tuesday, July 12th of some PC games. I'll probably start with something easy that I can play and talk at the same time. So nothing new where … Continue reading Long stream to celebrate 600 @Twitch followers!

Stream update for week of June 27, 2016

Just one stream this week, as I'll be away at a convention again. The awesome Vahn J gifted me with The Talos Principle on steam, so I'll be streaming it on Tuesday June 28th approx 7pm CDT.¬†This will be a totally blind playthrough, never seen a stream of it or much game play. After that, … Continue reading Stream update for week of June 27, 2016

To Halamshiral we go!

Finally Halamshiral for real this time on stream! 11:00 am CST, all of the Winter Palace with Sera, Dorian, & Blackwall as my party along with Herah Adaar. So I have questions; Obviously siding with Briala will probably net me massive disapproval cause she‚Äôs an elf. But what about Celene and Gaspard? ¬†Neither would give … Continue reading To Halamshiral we go!

Stream schedule for week of June 6th

Tuesdays (Until I finish the trilogy and ME2/ME3 DLC's) Currently playing Mass Effect, Steam edition with Tanya Shepard, Vanguard. 12:00 pm CST - TBD (as I play I might stream for just a couple hours, I might go longer, but not past 5:00 pm CST) Thursday June 9th, 2016 Sassybot Studios - Fragments of Him … Continue reading Stream schedule for week of June 6th

Better Twitch TV Emotes are all live!

The awesome Becka Liz did emotes for my Twitch channel!   These are all on Better Twitch TV, and if you're using this add in (Chrome and Firefox) you can use them too in your Twitch stream! ¬†cypherYAY ¬†cypherWUT ¬†cypherSHINY ¬†cypherLOVE ¬†cypherGRR How Emote Sharing Works Emote sharing allows other channels to use emotes you … Continue reading Better Twitch TV Emotes are all live!

Streaming update

Sadly, no stream tomorrow Saturday May 7th. I'll be at #TrekDePaul all day. I'll do a brief make up stream probably Sunday morning or Monday during the day. Also, thoughts on what to play since I beat Unravel? Dark Souls Sucking Tuesdays once I finish Fragments of Him? FenQuisition (if I ever get my game … Continue reading Streaming update

Change in streaming due to conventions & travel!

So I missed my usual Thursday stream yesterday and I will be out all day on Saturday, so no Seeking Sera Saturday unless it's super late in the evening, ie probably not. I'll be deep in PAX East prep mode until I fly to Boston on Thursday afternoon, so... the following changes for the stream … Continue reading Change in streaming due to conventions & travel!

Megaldons, Beasties and the high seas in @ManOWar_Corsair

I had a chance to dig into an Early Access version of Man O' War: Corsair today, and some of the devs even dropped by the stream! Early Access opens up on 15 April, 2016 on Steam! https://youtu.be/Licwe4I7kYs The game is gorgeous, the sound is amazing, well timed and ambient for what you run into … Continue reading Megaldons, Beasties and the high seas in @ManOWar_Corsair

I finished @unravel_game today… my heart

I finished @Unravel_Game today by Coldwood Studios so here's a mostly complete playthrough. XB1 early Access play - First 3 hours, pre-release https://youtu.be/pQPmaJpCP4k   Playstation 4 Play - Exported to YT from Twitch: https://youtu.be/gznEi6vrD00 https://youtu.be/4jqBat7r8iM https://youtu.be/NqGeaZDWR4U https://youtu.be/5omReyZL0Es https://youtu.be/Z7DHKGiGhrU and finally, the last few levels April 12th, including tears at the end. https://youtu.be/hxeemE6XJAI   Thank you … Continue reading I finished @unravel_game today… my heart

Combo Birthday and Hitting 450+ followers on Twitch!

So, my birthday is next week omfg! It feels like it really snuck up on me this year because of all that is going on. So how to celebrate you might ask? Well I'm gonna do a relaxed, laid back stream of Dragon Age II. It's my favorite game in the series and well, what … Continue reading Combo Birthday and Hitting 450+ followers on Twitch!

Doing all the things! March update [Reposted from Patreon]

Hi all, First off thank you for your support this past month, I appreciate every single Patreon, from everyone at the $1 and up helped keep me housed, the cat fed, internet and electricity on so I can do this work. So what have I been doing eh? A lot more streaming for one thing. … Continue reading Doing all the things! March update [Reposted from Patreon]

Disruption in my usual streaming schedule this weekend!

Apologies for the short notice y'all but no stream today for two reasons. One ¬†is reason is I have house guests through Monday morning. The other is because the XB1 Twitch app is a total PoS and is throwing an error when I try to stream from it. Twitch's answer is to delete the app … Continue reading Disruption in my usual streaming schedule this weekend!

Streaming stuff and an informal survey

So I've been doing a lot more streaming, at least three times a week and as such, I've got a spiffy new layout, done by Kessel_Runs!   I've got awesome new BRB, Offline, lobby, and shiny buttons! Since I've sunk some time and money into doing more Twitch stuff, I wanted to have an informal … Continue reading Streaming stuff and an informal survey

Double the Streams on Tuesday 2/9!

So Tuesday is usually the day new releases drop. This week however there's two highly anticipated titles coming out! I'll do an AM Stream of Unravel Game; starting at 10am CST - 2:00 pm CST, take a break then stream Firewatch by Campo Santo from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST ¬†at twitch.tv/cypheroftyr Unravel Game … Continue reading Double the Streams on Tuesday 2/9!

XB1 Twitch Streaming woes…

So, I was able to stream on the XB1 a few times, but it's been a grade fucking A hassle. Some initial thoughts via twitter: So far I've found A LOT about the XB1 really frustrating and counter intuitive, regarding usability etc. Especially streaming.¬†First I have to let everyone see I am online in privacy … Continue reading XB1 Twitch Streaming woes…