Stickam is a video broadcasting service. It's intended to be used with webcams, but many Board 8ers use it to watch live video games, play music, even voice chat. It has a chat room built in. It is sometimes very popular, with it once having 50 viewers in one room, at one time.
Zachnorn first broadcasted on Stickam after hearing about it from SuperJanitor, first with live Pokemon matches. These Pokemon matches would take place in Pokemon Stadium 2 with two players, who would use AIM to tell Zachnorn what to do. Also in the early days of Zachnorn's room, he would broadcast various games randomly.
Since 2006, he has broadcasted several games live, from the beginning. To date, he has broadcasted full playthroughs of Paper Mario 2, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario, Tales of Symphonia, Paper Mario, Portal, Super Mario Galaxy, The Subspace Emissary, Resident Evil 4, Psychonauts, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and Braid. He has also done incomplete playthroughs of Pokemon Gold, Spore, and Okami. The majority of these games are played with no audio commentary, and some of the newer playthroughs also have videos on Stickam's website. He also plays games unannounced, as a way to play games without sticking to a schedule, intended for the regulars of Stickam.
Zachnorn is usually hilarious to watch, because there are many times that he messes up. People have taken to calling him Failnorn when this happens excessively. He blames this on input lag caused by his capture card (the oldest excuse in the book). Sometimes he likes to fail on purpose by committing obvious suicide in his games, or, in the example of his Dark Link fight, attempt to recreate the exact same experience of how his fight went when technical difficulties screw things up.
In the past, Zachnorn has done a lot of broadcasting of Super Smash Bros Brawl gameplay. People make fun of him for being terrible at it, to the point of taking over 10 continues to finish off Master Hand on Intense difficulty, although Zachnorn claims that it was staged. His main characters are Pikachu and Yoshi, and he sometimes uses Lucario when red13n wants him to (because he donated $20 for the game). His character selection is often used by people wanting to prove that he's a furry in the closet. However, he usually disproves this by the fact that he has not attempted to unlock Wolf, even after two years of owning the game.
Other Board 8ers do broadcast, usually in Zachnorn's room, due to it being the most popular room. Some Board 8ers open their own rooms when Zachnorn's room goes inactive. When Zachnorn is not in the room, it may be shown as down, but it is still up.
As of 2011, future broadcasts have been moved to Ustream and may move to another service, such as Own3d. This is because Stickam has disabled chat for unregistered users. The first broadcast Zachnorn did on Ustream is Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All.
As of August 2011, Zachnorn has retired from broadcasting video games due to other commitments.
Blocking Advertisements Edit
First, be sure you're using Firefox and have Adblock plus installed as a plugin. Then add the following as filters/element hiding rules:
- stickam.com#DIV(id=stickamAdDiv)(rotatedelay=60000)(adrotate=yes)(adheight=600)(adwidth=160)(adurl=/ad/160x600.do?adType=Stickam)(adid=ad160x600)(style=width: 160px; height: 600px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;)(name=stickamAdDiv)
Notable Playthroughs Edit
- Zachnorn's Tales of Symphonia Playthrough
- Zachnorn's Zelda: Link to the Past Playthrough
- Zachnorn's Zelda: Ocarina of Time Playthrough
- Zachnorn's Zelda: Twilight Princess Playthrough
- Zachnorn's Super Mario Galaxy Playthrough