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Rahyndee James, The Porn Star Turned Twitch Streamer

Rahyndee James has a new alias: Rahyndee Games. The 26-year-old porn performer, whose scenes have more than 40 million views on PornHub, is now making a name for herself on another platform — the Amazon-owned Twitch, which broadcasts player’s live-gaming sessions. (Per her PornHub description, “When Rahyndee decided to start her porn career at the sweet age of 21, this Panama City beach babe was immediately picked up for all kinds of school-themed films, like Dorm Invasion, Slutty Times at Innocent High and Slumber Party Prankster.”) The whole Rahyndee Games thing began a couple of months ago, when the Florida native decided to combine her love of communicating online with her love of gaming (she plays roughly about 12 to 16 hours a week), all from the convenience of her Las Vegas home.

Yesterday, I caught up with James/Games and talked to her about what she likes about Mario at high speeds; the ways in which Fortnite makes her tremble; and why her porn and live-gaming careers have yet to intersect.

What made you become such a serious gamer?
It’s natural. I’ve always been a gamer, and I love playing. I heard about Twitch, and since I love relaxing by playing games and communicating with people, I decided to join. I was already a super hardcore Super Mario Kart fan and spending all my free time playing that anyway.

Is that all you play?
I’m dabbling in all sorts of games right now. People go crazy for new games so it’s cool to play the newest, hottest games out there. Fans definitely give me suggestions in terms of what games to play, too. I’m most obsessed with Fortnite at the moment. I can’t rip myself away from it, but I’m also very interested in Far Cry 5. Every time I play it, I complete a mission and get further.

I like games where something happens that totally scares me whenever I get comfortable. Fortnite scares me half to death sometimes. I get super nervous, and my hand will literally shake. I always think I’m going to fail the missions; it’s that nerve-wracking. That’s why I’m waiting for the Walking Dead to come out. I know it’s still a long time away, but I’m really excited about it.

And of course, I’m still playing Super Mario Kart. I love the way it’s a one-on-one battle. Plus, it’s a really competitive racing game that I’m actually good at it.

Given how popular “gamer girl” is as a subcategory of camming and porn, why don’t you combine your two digital pursuits?
For now, I’ve kept gaming 100 percent gaming. I’d never promote my other world on any facet of gaming, mostly because of the nature of Twitch. On my other social media accounts, linked to the adult stuff, I do promote that I’m a gamer. But when I’m in gaming mode, it’s gaming only. I take it very seriously and keep everything clean and fun so I can focus on the game. There’s no playing around. I even set up bots to catch people writing the wrong things. I don’t warn the fans of that or anything; I just have the bots ready as well as live people moderating to help me get people out of the room as soon as possible when they’re misbehaving.

How have your porn fans reacted to your newfound public gaming persona?
They’ve been 100 percent supportive. It goes beyond a sense of connection and into creating the sensation of feeling like they’re there with me. They not only get to play with me, but to watch me live. They can watch me read what they’re writing to me and really get to know who I am.

What else do you want to try?
I want to dabble in cosplaying while I’m gaming live. Dressing up as a character from the game I’m playing or something like that. I’d also love to have my own booth at Comic-Con and get an opportunity to play games in person with my fans. That would be a lot of fun.