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Posts tagged “livestreaming”

Microsoft’s livestreaming service Mixer shuts down today

After four-and-a-half years, Microsoft's livestreaming platform Mixer will shut down later today. Officially, Mixer streamers (Mixerers?) are invited to swap over to Facebook Gaming's livestreaming service, with treasured Mixer Partners getting partner status over there too. From what I've seen on my stroll through Mixer on this final day, a whole lot of folks are planning to switch to Twitch. The shutdown comes less than…

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Twitch Studio, the platform’s entry-level streaming tool, is now available to all

Twitch Studio, the streaming firm's tool for showing folks what you're playing, wants to solve a fundamental issue with streaming. It's bloody hard, is what. While plenty of folks reckon they have the gaming chops of [please put a popular streamer's name here], you've got to reckon with the realities of live video production to really make a dent.It's a hassle. But after a few…

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Twitch Squad Streams let folks broadcast together on one page

Livestreaming site Twitch now lets up to four folks form a 'squad' to stream together in one window, so viewers can see the perspectives of all their imaginary cyberpals at once rather than having to pick just one. Squad Stream, Twitch call it. Perhaps these four folks are playing Apex Legends together and you want to see what everyone's doing, or speedrunners are racing each…

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Seattle police launch anti-swatting registration

Police in Seattle have launched a scheme to help counteract 'swatting', the ha-ha-horrifying prank of hoaxing a violent police report against folks like streamers so the cops come kick their door in - with potentially deadly consequences. The Internet is a terrible hell. Now the Seattle Police Department will let local people who feel themselves at risk of swatting register that concern, so the possibility…

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Pivot to video games: Facebook getting Twitchier

In its latest flailing attempt to be your sole destination for everything online, Facebook is hoping to become more like Twitch. The social network officially launched its 'gaming creator pilot program' for livestreaming on Friday, gabbing about improving video quality and letting more streamers monetise their videos. You know, Twitch stuff, on Facebook. It seems a long-term plan, still feeling out particulars, so it might…

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Twitch ‘IRL’ continues site’s transition back into Justin.tv

The universe, you'll know if you buy the DVDs of my teachings, was created as a perfect loop. All matter, energy, and thought were fractal repetitions of one divine event. Then someone's mate Dave kicked over the universe while dancing smashed on Lambrini at the universe's launch party and it got wonked into a spiral which loops increasingly broken. Case in point: Twitch began as…

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