Category Archives: Game Stream

Twitch Studio, Twitch’s easy-peasy streaming software for beginners, hits open beta

Twitch Studio includes a guided stream setup that automatically detects your camera, microphone, monitor resolution, and streaming bitrate. It also includes customizable templates, overlays, and integrated alerts to make your stream look as slick as possible with minimal hassle. And since community lies at the heart of Twitch, Studio lets you keep tabs on your chat, too. – Brad Chacos, PCWorld » https://ift.tt/2Qe9f1s

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NFL, OverTier Expand Streaming To 181 Countries As Endeavor Heads To Sidelines

Regular-season viewership via the streaming service rose 46% in 2018 compared with 2017, with average minutes per viewer increasing by 20% to 62 hours. Live Super Bowl viewership was up 33% year-on-year and playoff viewership up 30%. Mobile viewership increased by 26% year-on-year, while the total number of devices subscribers used to watch GPE increased by 33%… – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFhPGt

On Twitch, women who stream say their biggest obstacle is harassment

Although harassment of women isn’t exclusively a Twitch problem, Quqco is just one of scores of women on the site who say they face regular harassment simply for their gender. At TwitchCon, NBC News spoke with a dozen women who said they had experienced harassment on the platform. A majority of those interviewed asked that their real names not be used, citing fears for their safety. – Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News » https://nbcnews.to/2oibSmJ [photo:Quqco]

When two big streamers ditched Twitch, Fortnite suffered too

According to the metrics site Twitch Tracker, Fortnite dropped from pole position, where it had been holding steady for months, and has lately been hovering somewhere around third or fourth. Right now, in the early afternoon on a Tuesday, the top three games on Twitch are World of Warcraft: Classic, League of Legends, and Just Chatting (a category that generally features people talking to their viewers directly). – Bijan Stephen, The Verge » https://ift.tt/32JrEWE

Twitch streamer suspended for Chun-Li cosplay

Twitch has temporarily suspended the account of streamer Quqco for violating its guidelines on “sexually suggestive content or activities.” The suspension arose following a weekend stream during which she was cosplaying as Street Fighter stalwart Chun-Li. As noted by Kotaku (and known by even casual Street Fighter fans), the outfit includes a thigh-high slit. But Quqco told the site that she “bought one size up to ensure that the slit wasn’t too high.” – Andy Chalk, PC Gamer » https://ift.tt/2LUvaab

fuboTV switches on sports network

fubo Sports Network currently has a distribution footprint with LG Channels powered by XUMO, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, XUMO and fuboTV’s Standard base package. More distribution partners will be announced in time and the arrival of the live, free-to-consumer service also marks the first time fuboTV has created an ad-supported linear network for distribution off of its core platform. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/31cIOvx

World of Warcraft Classic has 1 million Twitch viewers minutes after launch — and long log-in queues

On Twitch, over 1 million people are watching streamers who are playing World of Warcraft. The next most popular game is Grand Theft Auto V at around 150,000 viewers. And if you’re trying to log into World of Warcraft Classic right now, you’ll be put in a queue that could last for hours depending on which server you joined. For fans of the game back in its early days, this really is a nostalgic experience. – Mike Minotti, VentureBeat » https://ift.tt/30CZPi6

Amazon grabs a piece of the Yankees network in a $3.47 billion deal

Disney sold its stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes the Yankees, Amazon and Sinclair Broadcasting. The group announced today that it was acquiring the 80 percent stake in the YES Network previously held by Disney in a $3.47 billion deal. In the press release, the group said the sale would mark the beginning of a new “strategic partnership” between the three companies.Amrita Khalid, Engadget » https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/29/amazon-grabs-a-piece-of-the-yankees-network-in-a-3-47-billion-d/ [photo:YES Network/Facebook]

“Sextortion” Via ‘Fortnite’: How Video Games Can Open Doors for Predators

Roughly 211 million Americans play video games, according to a 2018 NPD report. Of that group, 28 percent are under 18. “We [used to see] sextortion cases on Facebook because that was the medium children were using,” says Greenburg Glusker partner Priya Sopori, who previously worked at the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, which combats technology-enabled crimes against children. “What we see now is a shift more to video games as the behavioral model changes for children.” – Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/p0OwNN

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