Disclaimer: I am lucky enough to call some of these fine streaming folks friends, but that doesn’t detract from them being awesome POC Twitch streamers you should be watching! You can find other POC streamers in this directory, put together by the Spawn On Me podcast in collaboration with #IneedDiverseGames. If you are a streamer and want to get listed, you can
If you enjoyed this list, and want more information on diversity, streaming and how that can be improved, there will be a companion article coming soon on this important topic.
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/reefjackson
Twitter: @shareefjackson // @gaminglooksgood
Shareef looks at current games through a diverse and critical lens at Gaming Looks Good. He streams first-person shooters, old school/retro, side scroller, adventure and indie games. His schedule is Wednesday at 9 pm CST, Saturday at 12 pm CST, and Sunday at 12pm CST.
Shana – Sharkyshood
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/sharkyshood
Shana streams current games, and some old school titles. Right now she’s mostly showing GTA V. Schedule is usually during the day. Updated times on her twitch profile.
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/nymgamer_saffista
NYMGamer streams what is current and sounds good – mostly RPGs. Their schedule is sporadic, with updated times on their profile.
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/savepointsirens
The sirens tend to stream RPGs, FPSs, fighting games, old school and retro, side scrollers, adventure games and indies. Here’s their schedule: “Monday and Wednesday we post articles, Tueday and Thursday we post YouTube vidoes, and on Fridays we will begin to have podcasts.”
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/deepboyce
Boyce serves up RPG, FPS, fighting games, old school/retro, side scroller, adventure, and life with a smile and humor on weekends. Check out his Twitch profile for an exact schedule.
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/jpayano
Javier brings us RPG, FPS, old school/retro, side scroller, adventure and indie games at 5 pm on Sundays, with occasional weeknight streams.
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/beyondthegameplay
Noble’s streams focus on charity; he’s part of Operation Supply Drop and Noble eSports Streams. He’s only streaming PC and XB1 games for now. H1Z1, HotS, Halo, FIFA15, and BF Hardline will be coming soon.
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/Jaxnos
Jaxnos brings us RPGs, side scrollers, and platformers, as well as indie games of those genres, so expect a nice amount of turn-based RPGs or strategy games on his channel. Oh, and Dark Souls. ‘Cuz sure. Catch Jaxnos Fridays and Saturdays at 12 am EST.
Spawn On Me
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/spawnonme2
Twitter: @Spawnonme // @stubbystan
SoM is a channel brought to you by the fine folks at the Spawn on Me podcast. They view RPG, FPS, old school/retro, side scroller, adventure, indie and party games with lively wit and banter. Schedule is sporadic; please check their Twitch page for upcoming streams.
I Need Diverse Games
Twitch Channel: twitch.tv/INeedDivGames
#INeedDiverse Games streams current releases with live critique and commentary. Currently playing The Witcher 3 twice a week. Schedule is Wednesday and Saturday, subject to change with streamer availability.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She cut her gaming teeth in arcades with many, many quarters dropped into Galaga, Pac Man, Street Fighter II and other games. She’s also the #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, in the #feministdeck, occasional co-host at #hjcast, and@OutofTokensCast co-host with @RedConversation.