Why?

Gaming. Whether we’re solving puzzles, smacking down Mega Creeps, or going Rogue, we’re having fun. There is occasional saltiness, but hey, who doesn’t like to win? I could very well game on my own and never bother to set up inputs, and configure settings, or give away free games to my viewers like you. That’s not nearly as much fun though. I don’t mind if your the only viewer on the channel. I don’t mind if you never talk in chat. The channel is for you! I’m here to entertain you with fun games, an off-beat sense of humor, and the occasional bantering.

How it all Began

I was going through a difficult time in life, and I really just didn’t know what to do to get out of the rut. The saying, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten,” just ran through my head all the time. It was time for something new. I had always been a console gamer since the days of Duck Hunt and Contra. I had lost touch with video games when I went to college, and then still while I was enlisted. I came back to gaming. At first it started with playing Xbox One. Call of duty mostly. Then Destiny came out. Right around that time I was introduced to twitch by UhOhOreostacks. I was hooked. I started finding new streamers and new games. Swift_sh0t was one of my early favorites. His drunken shenanigans had me laughing my butt off nearly the entire time I watched. Swift was integral in me starting up my own channel. I wanted to make people laugh and feel just like he did. And so, FallenXAres was born. OBS and I had words on many occasions. Mostly one sided. I watched Youtube videos and read through blogs trying to figure out what encoding and upload, bitrate and noise gates were all about. I had that mostly figured out after about 4 months of tinkering. Then, I remade myself as CasXMoney. I started streaming more and more often. I played UFC, Madden, Dota, Destiny, Black Ops, and more. I learned of Rize Up Gaming, more on them later, from Swift_Sh0t. I was intrigued even more. As someone who took a lot of flack when I first started, and found that most streamers wont make the time of day to help you get your stream going, I loved the RU philosophy. After months of getting to know the team and the community, I knew I wanted to be a part of all that they do. I applied. I was turned down. A month later they went through some restructuring, I applied again. This time, I was accepted. I was soooooo pumped. Once again I was a part of something that was bigger than just myself. We were helping others, and creating a safe environment to game and hang out. More time went by and I went to my first PAX. To be honest, it wasn’t what I expected. I drove with Cerberus_Twin just over 15 hours to get there, which in itself was a first. I had never driven cross country like that before. The content at PAX EAST 2017 was not what I expected. The Twitch community there was rife with cliques. I felt as a streamer, I wasn’t on their level and it was intimidating. I enjoyed seeing the tournaments get played, and loved the cosplay we saw. Check those out in the Gallery! I did meet Stack Up at PAX, and that is easily the best part. I am now a Stack Lead, helping veterans in my community and veterans all over the world through…GAMING! Pretty sick right? More on Stack Up on the Community page. CasXMoney became Castr0phe. And here we are ladies and gents. 🙂