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Steam Broadcasting grabs popcorn, exits beta

Valve added Steam Broadcasting to its PC distribution platform in an update this week, taking its livestreaming solution for games out of beta. Those that update Steam can now change their settings to determine whether to enable broadcasting and limit it to their friends list. Providing the streami...

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Twitch introduces free-to-use music, place to perform tunes

Twitch introduced a library of music that is safe to use for broadcasting on the platform. The streaming service's new music section includes over 500 royalty-free tracks that broadcasters can feature in both live and archived videos. Notably, the songs "will not be flagged by the audio recognition...

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CoD: Advanced Warfare gets 6 million viewers on Twitch in first week [Update]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is apparently as fun to watch as it is to play, given that players spent 5.4 million hours watching Twitch streams of the game in its first week. That figure came from Variety, which noted that over 75,000 broadcasters streamed gameplay footage of Advanced Warfare on ...

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PewDiePie talks management, considers starting network

If you made more than $4 million a year handling all production elements of your own content, wouldn't you consider venturing outside an established network? YouTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has entertained the idea after communication issues with two prominent networks, as detailed in an inte...

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PSA: Twitch chat links are phishing for Steam logins

Some Twitch users are experiencing a number of phishing attempts within the video game broadcast service's chat windows. Twitch's support team on Twitter advised that viewers avoid clicking the "csgoprize" link that may appear in stream chats, as it is "a phishing attempt to install malware and com...

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Twitch CEO: In-game music muting 'a mistake,' appeals feature added

Video game streaming service Twitch has modified many of its recent controversial policy changes in response to user feedback, announcing that streamers will now be able to appeal muted content-matched audio in archived videos. Earlier this week, Twitch introduced a Content ID-like auto-muting f...

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Justin.tv shuts down as Twitch goes all-in on video game broadcasting

Twitch shut down Justin.tv this week, putting an end to the streaming platform's seven-year run, as the company is now focusing its resources on Twitch. Videos on Justin.tv are no longer available to view, and those with active premium pro accounts should receive an email about getting refunded. ...

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Nintendo doesn't view pure gameplay livestreams as fun

The gaming-dominated Twitch.tv might be the most popular livestreaming site in the world, but the Wii U remains without support for the service that helps PS4, PC and Xbox One players broadcast their games. Rather than the absence stemming from a shoddy relationship or tech-related issues, Nintend...

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Sony to stream The Order: 1886 gameplay at 4pm ET

Sony will livestream PS4 gameplay for The Order: 1886 on its Twitch channel today. The console manufacturer teased a "sneak peek at new gameplay from an upcoming PS4 title" today via PlayStation Blog, sporting an image with The Order's logo. Unless this is one elaborate bait-and-switch, the game wi...

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PlayStation Now streaming service enters PS4 beta tomorrow

The closed beta phase of PlayStation Now for PS4 will begin tomorrow, Sony announced. The service's beta program has been available for PS3 after invites went out to players in late January. PlayStation Now was announced in January as a service that allows players to stream PS3 games to their co...

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