Announcing... JKFire As A Brand

Oh boy has it been a little while, but I am glad to be back. I have some news to share with you so sit back, relax, and enjoy. If you don't want to read everything that I have to announce then please watch the video above as that details everything that will be talked about below.

Without further adieu, some back story...

I have been going through some physical (all worked out) and some mental (still being worked on) issues over the best couple of weeks and that has put a hamper on the stream and my personal life as a result. This also resulted in the premature ending of The Challenge where I was going to be streaming once a day for 365 days in a row. It saddens me to see that end so abruptly but at the same time, these things I was/have been going through was preventing me from providing a quality and entertaining show for you. I needed to get better for my own sanity and I am happy to announce that things are looking up and I am ready to get back on the saddle. This time though, I have some new plans in store.

I started streaming a little over a year ago with the intentions to grow a community of like minded individuals who love video games and just want to have a conversation and feel welcome no matter what. While my intentions will never change, I have always wanted to expand the brand that is JKFire into something more than the stream itself.

The Website was the beginning of that, but I never posted enough due to the amount of streaming that was being done. I expanded to 7 days a week and The Challenge began which did not allow me to branch things out. Today, I am here to announce JKFire expanding as a brand. A brand in which can provide multiple different types of entertainment to a wider variety of people.

The following information is going to be in 'bullet point' format to keep things simple and easy to digest.

Let's get into this...

Stream Schedule:
- Sun/Mon - No Stream
- Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri - 5PM-9PM CT
- Sat - 12PM-4PM CT

Currency Update:

*CLARIFICATION* - Currency is used within the stream only and is NOT real money being exchanged. You will accumulate 'Gold' while you watch the stream when it is live and then you can spend the stream currency on the rewards mentioned below. 

- Everyone’s currency will now reset to ‘0’
   - Monthly giveaways
      - $20.00 Xbox gift card or
      - $20.00 PSN gift card or
      - $20.00 Steam gift card
- Song requests will continue to not cost anything
- Sound effects will not cost anything moving forward but will be on a longer timer as a result
- Other things to redeem currency with include but are not limited to…
    - Choose the title of the stream
    - Choose the weapons/champion used during a multiplayer game
    - Special video/snapchat/tweet shoutout to you
    - Watch a YouTube video you suggest on stream
    - I wear something weird/different on stream (costume/etc)
    - You choose the game that will be played on stream for the day
    - I play a game with you
    - Opportunity to be a guest within the podcast (more info on this below)
    - What would you like to see as rewards? Let me know via Discord!

YouTube Update:
  - Weekly/monthly highlight/clip videos
     - Will need volunteer(s) in order to do this for the time being. Let me know if interested!

Website Update:
- Weekly reviews
   - This can include video games and other forms of entertainment
- Daily news
   - Recap of daily video game news stories
- Weekly personal blog post
   - To keep everyone informed on how my life is going.

Other Opportunities:
- Monthly podcast featuring a rotating guest
   - This would be a recorded podcast featuring a new guest(s) every month where we discuss anything and everything that pops into our heads. This does not need to be gaming related but video games will definitely be present within the discussion more often than not.
- More/varied guests on stream, live and virtual
   - I have expanded the studio space to accommodate another person in a more comfortable fashion. This will allow more live guests to appear on stream! I also would like to expand the offer for guests to those who cannot make it live. My only requirement is that your microphone situation does not make my ears bleed.

When Am I Streaming Again?!
- E3 Stream Schedule
   - The comeback stream(s)
      - Saturday, June 10th
         - Paladins - 10AM - 1:30PM
         - EA Press Conference (PRE SHOW) - 1:30PM - 2:00PM
         - EA Press Conference - 2:00PM - 3:00PM
         - EA Press Conference (POST SHOW) - 3:00PM - 3:30PM
      - Sunday, June 11th
         - Whatever the fuck I want to play - 12:00PM - 3:30PM
         - Microsoft E3 Press Conference (PRE SHOW) - 3:30PM - 4:00PM
         - Microsoft E3 Press Conference - 4:00PM - 6:00PM
         - Microsoft E3 Press Conference (POST SHOW) - 6:00PM - 6:30PM
         - Whatever the fuck I want to play - 6:30PM - 10:30PM
         - Bethesda E3 Press Conference (PRE SHOW) - 10:30PM - 11:00PM
         - Bethesda E3 Press Conference - 11:00PM - 12:00AM
         - Bethesda E3 Press Conference (POST SHOW) - 12:00AM - 12:30AM
      - Monday, June 12th
         - PC E3 Gaming Show (PRE SHOW) - 11:30AM - 12:00PM
         - PC E3 Gaming Show - 12:00PM - 1:00PM
         - PC E3 Gaming Show (POST SHOW) - 1:00PM - 1:30PM
         - Whatever the fuck I want to play - 1:30PM - 2:30PM
         - Ubisoft E3 Press Conference (PRE SHOW) - 2:30PM - 3:00PM
         - Ubisoft E3 Press Conference - 3:00PM - 4:00PM
         - Ubisoft E3 Press Conference (POST SHOW) - 4:00PM - 4:30PM
         - Whatever the fuck I want to play - 4:30PM - 7:30PM
         - Sony E3 Press Conference (PRE SHOW) - 7:30PM - 8:00PM
         - Sony E3 Press Conference - 8:00PM - 10:00PM
         - Sony E3 Press Conference (POST SHOW) - 10:00PM - 10:30PM
      - Tuesday, June 13th
         - Nintendo E3 Spotlight (PRE SHOW) - 10:30AM - 11:00AM
         - Nintendo E3 Spotlight - 11:00AM - 12:00PM
         - Nintendo E3 Spotlight (POST SHOW) - 12:00PM - 12:30PM
         - Normal stream - 5:00PM - 9:00PM

To end this incredibly long recap of what is going on, I want to thank each and every one of you for just being within this community, for not only being there for me but for also being there for one another. I am more than excited to bring all of this new and exciting stuff to you and I hope you enjoy it as a result.

See you Saturday,

- Joshua aka JKFire