About Me

Why called "Hey Hedgehog!" ???

“Hey Hedgehog!” as a name comes from three distinct parts:

The name itself is a riff off of “Hey Dude,” a classic western comedy show that aired on Nickelodeon from 1989 to 1991.

Hedgehog was chosen based on the “Hedgehog Concept” or principle, as explained by Jim Collins which encompasses the sum of three different circles: What are you deeply passionate about, what can you be the best in the world at, and what drives your economic engine.

It is based on an ancient Greek parable that states, “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” The fox employs many different strategies to try and catch the hedgehog, but no matter what it does, it walks away defeated with its’ tender nose pricked simply by spines.

Finally, I simply love Hedgehogs. The original Sonic the Hedgehog video game series being my favorite as a young kid may have had something to do with that!

But who are "you?"

You can call me Hedge! I’m a U.S based variety and retro gaming Twitch streamer and content creator for the YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok platforms. I love collaborating with others and helping with achieving their goals, while also having fun entertaining and learning in the process.

My Twitch stream is unlike any other you have seen before, with advanced programming, technology and power backing it up, in thanks to years of experience as a career professional in systems engineering. I also enjoy using original hardware and consoles when I can, going with emulation only in the interest of preserving precious game data when needed.

What do you do?

I’ve picked up amateur photography, video editing and animating, digital and traditional art, and even dabbled into music production, so I can pretty much nearly make it all as a jack of all trades.

My specialties lie with PC setups optimized for gaming, streaming, and content creation. As far as apps I use, I make use of primarily OBS Studio, Streamer.Bot, Voicemod, Elgato Stream Deck and Captures, VTube Studio, and Adobe products like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

I hold a passion and love for gaming and retro classic preservation, playing video games as a kid starting with consoles like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo (SNES), and Sega Genesis. I own almost every console from within that range and up, and particularly specialize in Sega CD (Mega Drive CD in PAL/JP territories) games collection. I love all things related to this and take joy in sharing and educating the new generations in the gaming classics that brought us up to where we are today. You can consider me something of a Retro Sage!

what else do you do for fun?

In terms of hobbies, I am an avid Boxing fan (as well as a hobbyist boxer), cosplayer, role-player, fitness and nutrition advocate, and board game enthusiast! I love board and card games of all kinds, including Dungeons and Dragons, Chess, Tiny Towns, Dinosaur Island, Power Rangers Heroes of the Grid,  Betrayal at House on the Hill, Sheriff of Nottingham, Telestrations, Kingdom Death, Cards Against Humanity, Poker, Blackjack, and more!

I am also working on a story that will hopefully be the basis of a future game project of mine (I’ve always wanted to be a game developer), that features three characters primarily as its’ basis:

The Commander, the Hedgehog, and Saphyre the AI.

If you’re interested in knowing more about them, feel free to look around the site for all the lore!

Anything else?

Well, thank you for reading this far! If you enjoy fun, positive, chill and energetic vibes, be sure to come visit the Twitch stream when I am live and say hi!

As a community, we are both wholesome but also very tongue in cheek with some adult humor, so parental discretion would definitely be advised! The stream is definitely not for kids, but teaching the new generations about the world of classic and retro gaming is quite fun!

I’d also emphasize the fact we are a community that fosters positive energy and vibes, so no trolls, or overly dramatic or toxic people. Troublemakers will swiftly get the boot!

Also, if you are a streamer, be on the lookout for my “Ultimate Pro Streaming Starter Kit,” which is a package I’ve put together along with a guide to help you get started with streaming, for FREE!


So wait, is swearing allowed?

Hateful speech, bigotry, racism, prejudice, homophobia, or harassment of any kind is NOT allowed, but all else is okay and fair game within reason (But please leave religion and political beliefs outside the door)! If you’re not sure, you are welcome to simply hang out and lurk, and just read the room and environment to see for yourself. As an actor, I am mostly only censored for the comedic effect.


Cheers, and hope to see you soon!