JungleDrums: Ep 44 – Goodbye 2017

    This Week on JungleDrums:

    Your JungleDrums host, AcuteJungle66, is joined by SergeantJay and Gimboid to delve into this week’s gaming and tech news! Well actually this week we are not discussing the latest and greatest news, instead we have a chat about 2017 and look back a the highs and lows of the year.

    • Rather than describe what we discussed, I thought I would use this space to talk about JungleDrums.
    • 2017 marked the year I decided to make the move over from Twitch to Mixer (which was Beam at the time), a decision I certainly do not regret. Whilst Twitch has added some great features, extensions, higher available bit-rate, etc.; I am glad I left before being drawn into the affiliate program, as I feel it limits/confines broadcasters and instills a false sense of being closer towards partnership. The technological features of Mixer-no delay, co-streaming, much higher bit-rate than Twitch, interactivity via soundboards as well as game interaction to name a few-will no doubt make it the platform to keep an eye on in the future.
    • As part of the move, I also decided to maintain an actual schedule; part of this schedule involved the idea for a talk show every Thursday called: JungleDrums. Whilst the schedule may have gone to pot due to my studies and real-world commitments, JungleDrums continues. 44 episodes later and it has been a great inaugural year, everyone involved has thoroughly enjoyed it, and we look forward to continuing into 2018 and beyond!
    • I was invited to Scholarly Gamers as a Streamer, and met a lot of great folk that are talented in an myriad of different ways. Whilst I may not stream as much as I used to, I try to help out Matt and Markus as much as I can (and when time allows).


    About JungleDrums:

    JungleDrums is a weekly news show run by Scholarly Gamers’ Content Coordinator, AcuteJungle66. Topics discussed in the show focus heavily on gaming, highlights, streams, and tech, but will typically hover around hot-button topics of the week. Joining AcuteJungle66 are a rotating selection of guests, ranging from friends and those interested in the topic at hand, fellow Scholarly Gamers, or members of raiding parties from gaming staples of his such as Destiny 2, The Division, or Rainbow Six Siege.


    AcuteJungle66 has been dabbling with tech ever since he tried improving the tape deck of his Commodore 64 back in the '80s. Tech and Gaming have both been interests of his for several decades, he holds Masters of Science in Advanced Internetwork Engineering and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Cyber Security and Networks from Glasgow Caledonian University. As a proud Military Veteran who spent much of his life on 3 different continents, he is quite content being back home in Scotland; where he enjoys a much 'quieter' life these days as a College Lecturer.


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