ASTRO’s Stream Team consists of hand-picked live-streamers of varying interests and styles. On top of hosting on the ASTRO channel, they run their own streams and provide monthly give-aways of ASTRO products.
Brennon “GoldGlove” O’Neill is gamer born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. While not an official “team” per say, he streams with a group of friends called “The Dapper Crew” focused on hanging out together and having a good laugh. By tuning into his stream you can expect a variety of games with favorites such as DayZ, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Grand Theft Auto V.
ASTRO: How did you first get into gaming?
GoldGlove: I was born into a family that was constantly gaming. My mom and uncle were pretty close when I was younger and they always had gaming systems. I didn’t get super into gaming until high school and I got my first Xbox 360 for Christmas. I ended up playing Gears of War and absolutely fell in love with gaming.
ASTRO: What game(s) are you currently playing?
GoldGlove: DayZ, Counter-Strike GO, GTA 5, Far Cry 4, NBA 2k15, Garry’s Mod, and a ton more. Too many fantastic games!
ASTRO: Which game(s) or game series has been with you the longest? What can you not get enough of?
GoldGlove: Gears of War has definitely been my all-time favorite game series. I just can’t get enough of that awesome, brutal, head poppin’ action. So stoked for the new Gears being developed by Black Tusk Studios!
ASTRO: What is your favorite game-related memory and why?
GoldGlove: Every time I go to PAX and meet all the fans. Such an amazing experience to finally put some faces to all those beautiful viewers that I get to interact with each and every day. So appreciative of so many people supporting me throughout this entire journey.
ASTRO: What do you hope to see in the future of gaming?
GoldGlove: I’m just excited for people to finally see that gaming isn’t just for kids anymore. It’s for all ages. No matter what type of interests you have, there is a game out there for you. I still think some people have a negative opinion towards gamers and I really hope that goes away one day.
ASTRO: If you could tell your younger-self one thing, what would you say?
GoldGlove: “A wolf doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep”
ASTRO: What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?
GoldGlove: I’d tell them to just be themselves. Have fun, be original, and stay motivated. Consistency is the biggest thing. So many people attempt to do this full-time/as a living and don’t realize that it doesn’t happen over night. You have to stick with it for a long long time.
ASTRO: What, in your opinion, makes your stream unique and awesome?
GoldGlove: I think my stream is unique and awesome because of the atmosphere myself, my friends, and my viewers have created. Imagine playing games in your living room with a bunch of your friends and family. The banter, the laughter, the rage, etc. That’s what my stream is like every single day. It’s just one huge family that I absolutely adore. The best viewers in the world, hands down.
ASTRO: What has been your favorite game to stream thus far?
GoldGlove: The best game to stream so far definitely has to be DayZ. Some of the shenanigans that goes on just can’t be recreated or written. The live un-scripted action just can’t be beat. Everything is a “you had to have been there” moment.
ASTRO: What do you do when you’re not streaming? (Other jobs/School/gaming goals etc)
GoldGlove: When I’m not streaming I’m either spending time with my cat & my girlfriend, working/editing YouTube videos, or watching my favorite sports teams. Streaming and making videos definitely takes up the bulk of my day though.
ASTRO: What about your hobbies—those fabled things you do for fun when you’re not gaming?
GoldGlove: Gaming is love. Gaming is life.
ASTRO: Favorite vacation spot?
GoldGlove: What is a vacation? Nah, just kidding. I really enjoy going to the Oregon Coast during the summer. So many memories from when I was younger.
ASTRO: Best movie of all time in your opinion?
GoldGlove: Best movie of ALL time? Man, that’s way too hard. There are far too many great films to choose just one but if I was forced to choose just one I would definitely go with The Shawshank Redemption. Or Pay It Forward. OR a movie starring me that hasn’t been written yet. heh
ASTRO: The music that is, to put it succinctly, “your jam”?
GoldGlove: Hero by Pegboard Nerds. It is most certainly my jam.
ASTRO: And speaking of jam—what’s your favorite food?
GoldGlove: I am a burrito connoisseur. Any type. From anywhere. I love burritos until the day I die.
ASTRO: Best brain food (books, a quote, tv shows etc):
GoldGlove: Watch Breaking Bad. If you haven’t, why are you still reading this?
ASTRO: And of course, which Astros are your favorite to use?
GoldGlove: I personally love the . Hands down my favorite headset to use for gaming/streaming. I actually have some that I created back in 2010! They have a </3 logo on them and it says “Breakin’ Hearts” below it. It’s to represent my old team/clan from Gears of War and Call of Duty, Team Heartbreakers!