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Best Capture Cards for Streaming (How to Record Console Gameplay)

Best capture cards

Gaming capture cards are necessary for streaming to Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube at high bitrates, ensuring the best quality content in the stream. Capture cards are also particularly useful for recording gameplay on nearly any device – consoles included. With a PC and a capture card, which sockets into the PCI-e slot in the motherboard, you can record 60FPS gameplay from the console directly. This includes PlayStation, Xbox, and even the Nintendo Switch. If you’re wondering how to record gameplay from consoles, this is a good start – but you can also use these cards in secondary systems to livestream PC gaming to Twitch or YouTube without dropping frames (or lag).

The best capture cards for game streaming are below:

Biohack for Gamers: More Energy for Work & Play

We’ve already talked about giving our Catalyst Mints a try to push through long production times for videos, but there are other benefits of our mints that require a quick note.

Namely: Bio breaks.

Gaming Isn’t Fun Anymore


We’ve seen this complaint all over social media: “Games aren’t fun anymore,” or “can’t focus on gaming anymore.” We see people talk about getting tired of video games, feeling burnt-out, or just not getting excited by them anymore.

A lot of this is over-exposure. The more you’re exposed to the hobby, the less magical it becomes; the curtains come down and all the glitz and glam reveals itself to be… No Man’s Sky, or some equivalent. But there’s still plenty of wonder left in video games, it’s just a matter of finding the right games and entering the right mindset to enjoy them.

YouTube Alternatives for Video Uploads


YouTube is a juggernaut, and that’s terrifying for YouTubers – even the most successful – who rely on a stable platform for a predictable income. Unfortunately, because YouTube routinely changes its algorithm and mixes up how it treats different content types, success is not entirely in the hands of the content creator. In the blink of an eye, YouTube could decide to shut a channel down, or could switch the algorithm in a way that jeopardizes income, or someone submits several false copyright claims and strikes a channel into oblivion.

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