Actor, Emcee, model or RJ - Maria Nur has explored different gates of showbiz over the years. The recent shutdown period brought out the inner gamer in herself. She has been streaming video games on her YouTube channel for a while. People seem to like it.
She started steaming on her PlayStation 4 Pro. How? "Honestly, I am just a casual gamer. I love story-based games. Then I thought, why do not I stream it for an audience?" she said.
What games are you playing now, we asked.
"The titles I have played recently are 'Erica,' 'Detroit: Become Human,' and 'Among Us'. Besides, I am planning to get my hands on 'Mafia' and 'The Last of Us'. I have tried some first-person shooter games as well but they do not seem to fit my taste," said Maria. "Like I said, story-based games really attract me."
As both, Sony and Microsoft, are gearing up to launch their next-gen consoles this November, Maria is excited. "I will probably get an upgrade. PlayStation 5 looks really tempting!" she said.
Maria was inspired by one of her friends to start streaming. PewdiePie, the top tier game streamer, also intrigued Maria - to start her own live streaming videos.
"Gamers of Bangladesh," arguably one of the biggest Facebook groups of Bangladeshi gamers, welcomed Maria with arms wide open. "I share my videos in this group. The gaming community has been quite supportive towards me," said Maria
We do not get to see a lot of Bangladeshi female game streamers on the internet. Is Maria the first celebrity gamer in Bangladesh? Maybe yes. Or maybe there are others. But it is always a delight to see more and more people get into gaming.
"Video games are a big deal. In the near future, I believe people will take gamers 'more seriously'. Who knows, games could be bigger than cinemas someday," Maria opined.
What games are on your "to-play" list, we asked Maria.
"I am looking forward to playing 'The Red Dead Redemption 2'. My schedule has become busy again. It is hard to manage time for games. But I will play this one," she said
Playing video games alone and playing it in live streaming is completely different. Maria thinks it is somewhat hard to concentrate when you have an audience watching you. But she also enjoys interacting with her fans.
Maria Nur's game streaming videos can be seen on her official YouTube channel "Maria Nur".