1. What is the story behind your twitch channel name?
I Game From a attic room its triangle shaped i though triangle like a cave entrance and i like gaming hmmm.... Gaming Cave done. xD My thought process was not at all well done lol.
2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game?
I had a Master systems i shared with my 2 brothers first then a mega drive (Genesis). My dad got my a old PC from where he worked i think i was just entering high school so i was about 11 that's when i started to take things apart and it became an job for me in the end as a tech engineer lol.
Since then other systems i owned playstation 1, Dreamcast, xbox, Gamecube, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and now a Xbox One X. Handhelds Gameboy, GBA, PSP, 2DS. Favourite Game of all time is Phantasy Star Online from the Dreamcast i lost thousands of hours to that.
3. What/who inspired you to start streaming?
Hmmmm I don't think i had any inspiration from anyone to start streaming it just kinda happened i enjoyed watching Jack Septic Eye on youtube and around my birthday last year I seen someone selling a Elgato HD60s, Logitech C920 cam and a Blue snowball for £120 so I snapped it up and started making some youtube videos from there some people watching suggest I try doing some live stuff on there and i made the choice then to go to twitch which is a platform for nothing but streaming it made sense. ^_^
4. When did you start streaming?
My first Twitch stream was around November/December 2017 so i've been at it a few months now.
5. How did you find the first few weeks/months of streaming? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?)
Because I came in from youtube it was pretty much just press start and go lol but the grind to begin with again was definitely the most difficult I think for the first month/ month and half I was only around 15 followers but slowly it began to come together and snowballed to where it is now.
6. How did you grow your stream? How did you network?
I decided on a rather scattergun effect in this as i don't like ever putting my eggs in one basket so i found out about 6 - 8 teams and joined all the discords and chatted the places where people responded and talked stayed at first and then i narrowed it down to 1 or 2 places where i made some friends.
After my first team was sorted i got invited to another two teams by friends I made TeamBNN being one of those 2 and i have enjoyed my time in there completely.
7. What has been your proudest moment while streaming?
Hmmmm I suppose you could say it was getting affiliate or my first sub etc but for me it would be the moment i loaded my bot up one time and a lad called duncan who had been in my streams before was there waiting for me to start I was running late as normal but he's in there waiting a fair amount now as well as some more people that enjoy the fun i have playing xD it was a incredible moment knowing that people enjoy watching and keep coming back.
I do believe i looked on his twitch profile the other week and laughed out loud as he put loves the gaming cave as his profile
8. How did you find the technical side of streaming? Setting up your stream, etc?
Technical side of things for me is rather hmmm I am not going say easy but as I deal with stuff all the time you kinda just learn quick and google has all the answers if your willing to look.
9. What do you enjoy most about your streaming career
I meet some really cool people and some not so cool people but one person in particular is my friend crazy stone gamer we stream together all the time and we have a great laugh he's awesome.
10. What don't you enjoy so much about streaming?
I dunno i havent really had anytimes that i didn't want to stream sometimes i can be very tired if i've had a busy week at work. But the fact is all I’m doing is playing games like i would be anyway and acting the Way i always am even while im just in party chat with my mates the only difference is i now hit the go live button now as well.
11. What are you short term and long term goals for your stream?
Goals lol I can't say i thought of anything to grand i would like to be able to get emotes made for the people who sub to the channel to use.
Maybe just carry on growing as I am now and definitely maybe do a sub give away and follower giveaways to try give something back to the people who are watching me play.
12. What advice would you give anyone looking to start streaming?
Have fun enjoy yourself playing what you want to play i think the reason i do OK is because i don't play what is just popular i have to want to play it and i think thats shows on my face while i'm enjoying it.
13. Finally, what other streamers do you enjoy watching?
I have got to admit i still haven't managed to watch a stream of DRdisrespect but watched his highlights etc and they are good.
I Enjoy THE GEEK as his humour is in line with mine i've also had good fun watching beansquatch, franchize and OTSSFOZZARD. I do have some more people i need to check out like Kyroki and bekahbear but i haven't been available when they have streamed.
GamingCave is a Twitch Variety Streamer and a British Nerd Network Family member.
You can find the cave playing games here
Highlights and more here
and on twitter here https://twitter.com/TheG4mingCave