Streamer Spotlight: IXI SHADES IXI
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 32 year old banker by day and rock star by night, or at least I try to be lol. I live in Indiana and have my whole life, but would like to move to the west coast one of these days. I'm not married and don't have any kids, but maybe one of these days. I've been gaming since I was 5 years old starting with Nintendo and have had pretty much every console since then. I like all types of games rpgs, shooters etc, but my true love is rhythm games. I started playing rhythm games with Guitar Hero 2 and was instantly hooked. Then I've bought every rhythm game since then. Even the bad knock off ones lol. I definitely wouldn't say I'm the best at them, but I can hold my own pretty well and I'm always trying to improve. I play a lot of Rock Band 4 and have recently been getting into Clone Hero lately.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies mostly consist of gaming, binge watching shows on netflix, improving my twitch stream and doing improvements to my house so I can sell it one day and move to the west coast.
What inspired you to start streaming?
I didn't start streaming until Rock Band 4 came out and really wish I would of started earlier. Its just so much fun to be able to rock out and have people hang out with ya while you are jamming. Not to mention I have met so many cool people through twitch and rock band. I have to admit there is nothing like this community, it is truly something special.
What game(s) do you stream?
I mostly stream Rock Band 4 and Clone Hero, but occasionally I may stream other games. Yet when I play solo games I prefer to keep those off stream so I can relax and not have to focus on streaming.
What instrument(s) do you play?
What's the story behind your gamertag?
It's kind of a funny story I guess. When I first got a 360 and had to create a gamertag one of my favorite rock bands at the time was Staind. My favorite album from them was 13 Shades Of Grey, so I made my gamertag ShadesOfGrey. I had that for many years and used to get compliments on it until those books came out with the same name. Then people would laugh at my gamertag, not knowing it wasn't from the books. So I decided just to shorten it to Shades as that is what most people on xbox called me anyways. I've grown to like it, has a nice ring to it I suppose, but has nothing to do with sunglasses lol.
What makes your stream unique?
Well I am constantly trying to make improvements to my stream and I have my layout different from what most people do. I guess what makes my stream unique as far as rock band goes is sometimes I like to do voxtar and brutal voxtar (singing and playing guitar simultaneously.)
What's your favorite part about streaming?
Honestly its just the interaction with people hanging out while you are jamming. Really makes the experience more enjoyable when people are telling you good job, requesting songs or just having a good time hanging out with you.
What are the current goals or milestones you're working on?
I just would like to be able to grow my channel followers wise. Would be cool to hit 200 followers within the next few months. I don't really have any monetary goals, I think its crazy people would even consider donating or subbing to my channel, but it is very much appreciated. I'm just glad to have people hang out on my stream. Yet I will use those funds to help purchase a new streaming pc this year, so I can have my gaming pc and streaming pc separate when playing.