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Razer is in talks to buy OUYA, reports say

[A]ccording to a report on CNET: Apparently, Razer is in talks to buy the company. Razer and OUYA are working on a deal and discussing how to fold OUYA’s staff into Razer’s, though nothing is finalized, the site says. OUYA, as you’ll recall, raised $8.6 million on Kickstarter in 2012, pitching itself as an accessible, cheap, Android micro-console with a library of “free to try” games. – Jessica Conditt, Engadget

NFL Teams with Yahoo for First Free Internet Live-Stream of Regular-Season Game

The National Football League inked a deal with Yahoo to be the league’s exclusive partner to deliver the first-ever live stream of a regular-season NFL game — for free over the Internet — to users worldwide. Under the pact, Yahoo will provide live streaming video of the NFL’s International Series game in London on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Internet-media company will offer the game on multiple properties and devices, including Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Screen and Tumblr, which collectively reach about 1 billion users per month. – Variety via Engadget

Twitch no longer allows streaming of Adults Only-rated games

Twitch has announced that it will no longer permit users to stream games that have received the AO, or ‘Adults Only,’ rating from the US’s Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). This change was revealed on Twitch’s official blog, and is part of an update to the service’s rules of conduct. – Adam Westlake, SlashGear

CinemaCon: DCDC Introduces Live Streaming to Theaters

Announced Monday at CinemaCon, the first use of the system will be for League of Legends midseason viewing parties, which will be delivered live to 15 Cinemark locations. Also planned are ESL (Electronic Sports League) events during the summer, […] The [Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition] system is designed for use with its existing KenCast catch server, so long as the theater adds a decoder box to convert the IP stream into video. – Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter

BitGamer.tv: The Crypto Friendly Streaming Service

BitGamer.tv launched without much fanfare on February of this year, it’s the first streaming service whose donation system is completely based on crypto currencies. An avid gamer for most of his life and an active member of the DogeCoin community, Andrew saw an opening in the lucrative streaming market (in the somewhat-recent wake of Google’s $1 billion acquisition of Twitch.tv) and went to work in a frenzy, managing to prototype, get feedback and launch a beta version of his service including DogeCoin support in only two weeks. One of the platform’s coolest features so far is the ability for viewers to set challenges for the streamer, into which other users can jump in to increase the prize. – Alexander Cordova, Coinbuzz

Opening Day streaming is ‘out’ of the question for baseball fans

MLB announced a deal this week with Dish Network that could lead to in-market streaming — but the satellite pay-TV provider needs to reach separate deals with Fox-owned YES Network and SportsNet New York (SNY). […] or any other regional sports networks, known as RSNs — is not likely as RSNs are trying to win those rights from MLB, a source close to the situation said. […] Fox Sports, which owns 15 of the 30 RSNs that carry MLB games, and Comcast, which owns stakes in six, including SNY, are locked in tense negotiations with baseball over in-market streaming. – Josh Kosman, New York Post

‘I’m a 21-year-old who’s a millionaire through gaming, vlogging, and my online experience. Yo,…

As a teenager, Olajide Olatunji played EA Sports’ line of FIFA video games for hours on end in his parents’ home. In 2009, he began uploading footage of himself playing and commentating to YouTube, under the username KSIOlajideBT: a combination of a Halo franchise clan, his first name, and “British Telecom.” After a year, “KSI” — as he became known — garnered 7,000 subscribers. Another year later, that number tripled. His boisterous, goofy nature captured fans around the world. […] As of March, 8.892 million people were subscribed to his YouTube channel, making it the second-most-watched channel in the UK, according to Vice. His videos have captured 1.5 billion views. – Melia Robinson, Business Insider

Shinra Technologies To Launch Beta Game Streaming Platform In Kansas City

While many companies are beginning by bringing popular games to their streaming platforms, Shinra is aimed at creating all new content specifically for its cloud gaming offerings. Exclusivity is extremely important for the company.

Not only that, but game developers have traditionally not been able to create games that were too powerful for consumers’ computers to handle. Shinra, however, is telling developers to “shoot for the stars,” with developers being able to take advantage of a so-called “supercomputer.” In fact, Wada himself points to other big innovations in the gaming industry. – Christian de Looper, Tech Times

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The ZRRO Hoverpad Is Almost The Game Controller I Want For My TV

The ZRRO Hoverpad’s biggest problem, though, isn’t the touchpad technology, but the other tech that ZRRO wants to sell you. The company will bundle the pad with its own dedicated Android TV set-top-box, and that prototype is terrible. The games I tested would stutter or lag and the sluggish processor would cause input delays that ruined the experience. The touch control was better than you might find embedded in the NVIDIA Shield controller, but almost everything else about the experience was worse. – Sean Buckley, Gizmodo
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