Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




November 2016

Live-Streaming Conclusion : A lot more complicated than expected

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Charity, Children, Xbox, Twitch

As previous mentioned, I participated to Extra-Life, an event to raise funds for Opération Enfant Soleil. The cause raised a total of 6,653,220 USD, with 6,767 USD coming from my team (a big thanks to Ludia for doubling our fund raising effort). I'm very happy with the experience, but the streaming component turned out to be a lot more complicated than expected. Broadcasting it to the world…



November 2016



October 2016

Just a couple of days left ... Extra-Life

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Charity, Xbox, Twitch

On November 5th, thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I'll be doing my share on November 3rd and 4th, playing various Xbox games and figuring out what is the highest MegaBlock tower I can build with my daughter. I've settle on the following game list : Halo 5 [Xbox One] Final Fantasy Type-0 [Xbox One] Skylanders : Swap Force [Xbox…



October 2016

Playing for a Cause : Extra-Life

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Charity, Children

I have been working on this introduction for a few days now. It is difficult to find the words describing how important pedeatric hopistals are. I chose action rather than words, by proudly participating to Extra Life 2016. By playing games for 24 hours, I will be raising funds for Opération Enfant Soleil, a non-profit organization that raises funds to develop high-quality paediatrics and to contribute to social health projects…



September 2016

Fit-Headless : A Streaming Necessity

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Steam, Nvidia, Streaming

The introduction of powerful game streaming technology, such as Nvidia's Gamestream or Steam Stream forever changed how I game on the PC. My gaming PC is actually a powerful 4u server machine, comfortably installed in my server rack in the basement. Yet, I can game from any room in the house, either using my Nvidia Shield decides or my Apple computers. These streaming technology do have an important limitation : they…