By Bridney C.
It is a pleasure to interview Ramon Mendez for the Sweet Scoop.
Ramon is an 18-year-old content creator on Twitch and YouTube hailing from New London, Connecticut. In his most recent YouTube video, he mentioned that his father was his inspiration to be a content creator.
His father was an avid gamer and when Ramon was a child, his father would play games with him as a form of father-son bonding. He and his father also enjoyed watching gaming content on YouTube.
This started Ramon's fascination with games and different game genres. "The reason why I love being a content creator is that I want people to connect with my content, just as I and my father did with other people's content," says Ramon.
In this edition of Q&A, Ramon Mendez shared which game impacted him the most, how he came up with his username "ReEverything," and which game he would love to play that has not been released yet.
Bridney C: Describe your Twitch channel. What do you classify your streams as?
Ramon Mendez: My channel on Twitch is very game-centric. I classify all of my streams as a variety stream. In the future, I would love to do anything from cooking streams, blogging, and exploration which is walking around with the Twitch stream in your hand. I also would love to try to do challenge content where I accept challenges from the gaming community and stream them. As a whole, the community is growing, and I would like to play games that people suggest. This helps to build a solid community that shares the same interests around my channel.
BC: You mentioned the action role-playing game, Xenoblade Chronicles on your live stream. What made you want to play that game for your channel?
RM: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is probably one of my favorite games of all time because of the story and overall gameplay. Ironically, I played the second game first. This is a journey back to the remake of the first game, and I haven't played the first game. So, this is a new journey for me that will serve a memory for people who played it on the Wii. The story is a complete mystery, which includes plot twists, and story event reactions will be genuine.
BC: How did you come up with your username, "ReEverything?"
RM: I was a part of an old streaming group called "no ReRun," and my name was "Everything." When we disbanded, I Just put "Re" in front of it as a memory of that streaming group.
BC: What other types of games will your subscribers see you play in the future? What else is in store for your channel?
RM: Since streaming has provided me the funds to expand the possibilities of playing on console, the possibilities are endless. I want to play some exclusive titles from each gaming platform to my stream, for example, Persona 5 for PS4, Gears of War for Xbox, and Bayonetta 3 on Switch. As soon as the PS5 comes out, I want to try out some of the new genres that will be released.
As for what is in store for my channel, I want to expand the scope of things by investing in more cameras and lighting that will help me create any variety of streams. I would love to do drawing streams, music streams such as playing music on the piano and guitar, and cooking streams.
BC: Which game has impacted you the most? Why? And what type of meaning does it hold for your personal life?
RM: There have been several games that have impacted me, such as Risk of Rain 2, League of Legends, and Fortnite. The game that has impacted me the most is the Call of Duty: Black Ops series.
That was one of the first games I played with my dad and shared a common interest with my friends and family. I play a lot of obscure, different games, and it was hard for me to connect with others. I feel like Black Ops was the first game to open my eyes to the sometimes, social aspect and impact games can have on one's life.
BC: Have you ever had any setbacks and if so, what were some of them? Do you have any advice for those who are currently struggling or debating whether to start a YouTube or Twitch channel?
RM: The biggest setback that we content creators face is something we refer to as burnout. It is never good to lose interest in something you are passionate about when you do it every day. Unfortunately, it happens to a lot of us creators. Many creators try to force content on others because they want views and subscribers, but like normal humans, we get bored with things we repeatedly do. My advice would be to keep your content fresh, but at the same time make sure you are having fun doing what you love to do.
BC: What game would you love to play that has not been released yet?
RM: I have a soft spot for detective type games, including futuristic detective games, cartoonish types, and old school detective games. I would love to play a space-themed detective game that adds more mystery to the setting, character, and story of the game.
BC: What else do you do besides gaming? What is your favorite hobby or hobbies?
RM: When I’m not streaming, my favorite thing to do by far is drawing. I love to draw anything from anime characters to maybe even objects. I love to draw my feelings out on paper, and I feel like art is the best way to do it.