Laker Student Media is a brand-new club on campus dealing with all elements of the media, including television, movies, podcasts, photography and more.
It also has a dedicated gaming branch headed by Donny Bryant, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism, and Nick Wendelboe, a sophomore majoring in communication.
Part of the gaming branch’s upcoming plans are to start streaming games through the service Twitch.
Twitch is an online streaming platform that broadcasts one’s computer, camera and voice to a public audience of viewers. It promotes real-time interaction with streamers through its chat feature and streamers can play any game of their choosing.
The Twitch account is called “LakerMedia” but will later be changed to “Hurst Gaming.”
The first stream is scheduled for Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Interested viewers can watch by typing LakerMedia into the search bar on Twitch.tv.
Bryant elaborated on a few of the games that club members will be streaming.
“We are starting with Nintendo games just because they are short and simple. Then from there we will continue on to newer consoles as time goes by,” Bryant said.
Bryant is passionate about older retro games such as “The Legend of Zelda Ocarnia of Time” (1998), “The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask” (2000), and “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” (1992).
Bryant plans to stream these games on a brand-new Mac computer that’s housed inside a soundproof booth in Laker TV.
Playing these old games on a new computer is accomplished through the software OpenEMU, which lets users emulate and download the retro games to any computer.
Interested students who game frequently or are interested in media can attend Laker Student Media’s meeting on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. or contact Donny Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.