Streamer Spotlight: GooseGoostapher
What is your name/gamertag?
My Name is Andrew Baer or A.J. My gamertag is GooseGoostapher.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in Beacon, New York, a small city about an hour and half north of NYC . I'm a Head Chef at a restaurant, and have always enjoyed cooking. I've been a gamer since the age of 5. I started out on the original NES and fell in love. I'm a collector as well and own quite a bit of retro consoles and games.
What are your hobbies?
Obviously video games, but I also enjoy hiking, playing drums, fishing and disc golf to name a few.
What inspired you to start streaming?
I always thought it would be a fun experience to stream and since I have such a large catalog of video games, I wanted to share with people my love of them. Most people today don't get to see some of the classic games that many of us grew up on and being able to stream almost all my retro consoles, I thought it'd be a great way to get started.
What game(s) do you stream?
I mainly stream Rock Band 4, but I'd like to start getting back into streaming retro games again.
What instrument(s) do you play?
What's the story behind your gamertag?
GooseGoostapher pronounced Goose-Goose-ta-fur came about when I was back in high school. My friends and I are a bit strange to say the least and we would always come up with crazy, weird and funny names. My old gamertag was Darkkiller922 and that was from the good old days of Team Fortress Classic and Half Life: Counter-Strike and it really didn't suit me. I thought it would be a good idea to change it and start making a brand for myself.
What makes your stream unique?
On stream I play the role of GooseGoostapher who is actually a goose! He is completely animated and plays along to the actual drum charts I'm playing in Rock Band. If I decide to switch instruments, I've got a guitar ready to rock as well. Rarely when I stream other games Goose is holding the appropriate controller for the console I'm streaming from. If you hit the follow button you become apart of my flock as a gosling (baby goose). I've got a nice pond, but we normally are only there at the beginning of the stream. Once we get started we head on inside The Nest where all our gaming action takes place.
What's your favorite part about streaming?
What I love the most about streaming isn't just about spreading my love of video games, but also the community. If it wasn't for all the caring and supportive people I wouldn't be where I'm at today.
What are the current goals or milestones you're working on?
My current goals would be to better improve the quality of my stream as well as improve the animations of Goose. I would also like to implement an actual face cam and stream without Goose sometimes. Maybe improve some of my graphics and overlays as well. I'm constantly thinking of new idea, but life gets in the way and some of these ideas are too time consuming.
Who inspires you?
My friends and family inspire me to always better myself.