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E3: Netflix Exec Reveals Character Details for ‘Stranger Things’ Game, Teases Mobile Content

Netflix show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is also set to become a “turn-based tactics” game that challenges fans to recruit an army and act as its commander in a series of campaign battles. The show, based on the 1982 Jim Henson film, premieres Aug. 30, while the game is set to launch later this year on various consoles. – Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2XjBmjA
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Poker-playing Twitch star dies after being electrocuted in bathroom

According to Russian state media reports, via the Evening Standard, 26-year-old Liliya Novikova, aka Liay5 on Twitch, was discovered by a neighbor in her Moscow apartment after her parents couldn’t reach her by phone. – Josh Katzowitz, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/31A3gXZ

Id Software built a framework to make streaming video games better

Bethesda is jumping on the cloud-gaming train with Orion, a software collection that optimizes game engines for streaming. Essentially, Orion is designed to make games run better on platforms like Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud. It works with any game and any platform, lowering latency by up to 20 percent per frame and reducing bandwidth demands by as much as 40 percent. – Jessica Conditt, Engadget » https://engt.co/2R3qpxc

YouTube Teams With Game Awards Creator for E3 Live Stream

E3 Live will begin broadcasting at 10 a.m. PT from a custom-built studio at L.A. Live and feature gameplay demos and interviews with game developers at this year’s convention, including a one-on-one interview between Keighley and Google’s Phil Harrison at 11:30 a.m. PT to discuss the tech company’s Stadia game-streaming platform. – Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2wL0Nf4

The YouTube Gaming app is shutting down this week

In a help page, YouTube directs any remaining YouTube Gaming fans to this newer hub. It’s also merged YouTube and YouTube Gaming subscriptions, although people will apparently lose the list of games they’ve saved. “We launched YouTube Gaming as a standalone app for gamers where we tested out new features based on the gaming community’s feedback,” the page explains. “We want to continue to build a stronger home for the gaming community that thrives on YouTube.” – Adi Robertson, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2W7hQqB

Chinese live streaming platform Huya is looking to expand into the US

E-sports refers to professional video gaming where teams play each other in competitions. NYSE-listed Huya streams some of those tournaments and hosts other user-generated content. It makes money mainly by selling virtual gifts to users who then send those to streamers on the platform, a model that helped the firm see 93.4% year-on-year revenue growth for the first quarter, when it reported earnings last week. – Arjun Kharpal, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/2JSjrJz
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