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Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices

Because there’s no way most PC games would be fun on a touchscreen, you’ll probably want a controller — Valve says that Made for iPhone-certified controllers should work, as will its own Steam-branded controller. The company also notes that for best performance, the computer doing the streaming should be hardwired to your router, and your iOS device should be running on your Wi-Fi network’s 5Ghz band. – Greg Kumparak, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2WNcuNM
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Microsoft’s Walmart partnership isn’t about retail — it’s about streaming

This sudden, extensive push toward streaming games to devices instead of running them from hardware paints a new vision of the possible future of gaming. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot even recently said that the next console generation would be the last, and that he thinks “streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home.” – Stefan Birrer, Phenix via VentureBeat https://ift.tt/2vONVEr

Steam’s Spring Cleaning event is a challenge to play your pile of shame

This is an event that will award players badges for their accounts by completing certain challenges related to their Steam libraries. For example, you’ll get a badge if you play a game that you own but haven’t even opened it. Steam has a number of challenges related to this in the form of Daily Tasks and Projects. The Spring Cleaning event began today, May 24, and it will run through May 28. – Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat https://ift.tt/2IOmwaw

The Canadian Who Allegedly Spammed Twitch Into Oblivion Got a Criminal Charge

In 2017, spam messages sent using a service called ChatSurge flooded more than 1,000 Twitch channels with over 150,000 messages, according to a court filing prepared by Twitch. The messages often communicated the usual kind of hateful bile you find on the internet. In response, Twitch filed for a court order to reveal the identity of the person associated with a BC-based IP address, ChatSurge, and several email accounts that Twitch believed to be connected to the person behind the spam. – Jordan Pearson, MOTHERBOARD http://ift.tt/2B3qwiy

NBC Will Stream ‘Sunday Night Football’ To Mobile Phones Starting In 2018

The top-rated weekly games already have been available to cable subscribers via authenticated apps for tablets and connected TVs, but streaming to phones became possible when Verizon recently re-upped with the NFL on a non-exclusive basis. In its announcement, NBCUniversal noted that the ad-supported telecasts would gain expanded reach by passing through Verizon’s network and the NFL’s mobile platforms, as established by the telco’s deal with the league. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/Q6XvSY

Steam drops Bitcoin support due to volatility and $20 transaction fees

“In the past few months we’ve seen an increase in the volatility in the value of Bitcoin and a significant increase in the fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network,” wrote Chinn. “For example, transaction fees that are charged to the customer by the Bitcoin network have skyrocketed this year, topping out at close to $20 a transaction last week — compared to roughly 20 cents when we initially enabled Bitcoin.” – Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat http://ift.tt/2jkBvhl
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