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Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

Twitch Producer tools, Disney partnership hit YouTube while it’s down

The video streaming market has become a dog eat dog world, where rivals try to outdo each other with sometimes questionable tactics. Giant YouTube has recently come under fire, yet again, and some of its competitors seem to be circling around it like vultures around a carcass. That might be the feeling that some will get with Twitch.tv’s pair of announcements that are a not so subtle challenge to YouTube, conveniently timed while the latter’s too busy putting out fires.

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AGDQ 2018 speedrunning marathon has begun: What it is and where to watch

AGDQ 2018 speedrunning marathon has begun: What it is and where to watch

Earlier today, Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 kicked off, continuing an annual tradition that first started way back in 2010. The marathon will last all week long, raising money for charity the entire time. While those who are already fans of speedrunning likely know what AGDQ is, those who are unfamiliar can consider this a primer on the event, which has skyrocketed in popularity over the past couple of years.

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Essential Phone Camera update brings Facebook and YouTube 360 streaming into play

Essential Phone Camera update brings Facebook and YouTube 360 streaming into play

This week the folks at Essential released an update to their Essential Phone's camera app. The Essential Camera app build 0.1.091 was made to bring YouTube Live 360 support for the first time. The ability to broadcast Facebook Live 360 video to a Facebook page was added in this update as well.

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Mega Man 30th anniversary livestream kicks off tomorrow

Mega Man 30th anniversary livestream kicks off tomorrow

Mega Man has been with us longer than many gamers might realize. The Blue Bomber debuted in his first video game - the very first Mega Man for the NES - on December 17, 1987. That means Capcom's most-loved character is turning 30 years old this month, and to celebrate, the company is planning a special livestream that will look back at Mega Man's long history.

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Minecraft gets Mixer interactive live streaming, Mixed Reality features

Minecraft gets Mixer interactive live streaming, Mixed Reality features

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, even single-player or solo games need no longer be a solitary activity. From leaderboards to gameplay footage to live streaming, gaming today has become more social than ever before. When Microsoft acquired Beam, which it has renamed into Mixer, it wanted to introduce a new type of social gaming activity: interactive broadcasting. Now Microsoft is bringing Mixer to Minecraft in order to add a whole new element and challenge to the sandbox game: your viewers.

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Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today

Nintendo Switch Hulu release is today

After months of waiting, it appears that the Nintendo Switch is getting its very first video streaming app today. As it does every week, Nintendo has released its eShop report called "Nintendo Download." In that report, it unceremoniously reveals that Hulu will be going live on the Nintendo Switch eShop later today.

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Razer targets streamers with Kiyo camera and Seiren X mic

Razer targets streamers with Kiyo camera and Seiren X mic

Razer today is announcing two new products aimed directly at gamers who stream on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. The company revealed its new Kiyo webcam and Seiren X standalone microphone today. Both were developed with input from Twitch and YouTube personalities, earning the label of "streamer certified broadcasting hardware" as a result.

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Facebook Live starts rolling out own screen-sharing feature

Facebook Live starts rolling out own screen-sharing feature

Video live streaming is often thought of these days as a way to broadcast events, gathers, and whatnot on social media. The idea, however, stems back to the days when streamers showed off their desktop screens, either to broadcast games or content creation. Somewhat giving a nod to its roots, Facebook Live is now reported to be rolling out a feature that will let users share their screen without the need for a third-party software, taking it one step closer to becoming an all-in-one live streaming solution.

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Google Pixel 2 event live stream video: Watch it here!

Google Pixel 2 event live stream video: Watch it here!

We're just a few short minutes away from Google's Pixel 2 event. While we expect the flagship phone and its big brother, the Pixel 2 XL, to be the main stars of the show, there's been word that we'll get plenty of other reveals, too. You can watch the whole thing go down by watching the live stream embedded in this post.

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Xbox One streamers can now use a third-party USB camera

Xbox One streamers can now use a third-party USB camera

When it comes to streaming games, both the Xbox One and PS4 can easily broadcast their gameplay to services like Twitch and YouTube. But to be a professional streamer with a large audience, gamers also need to use a camera and mic to communicate with their viewers. While these secondary functions are usually handled by a PC, Microsoft is making it a bit easier to do it all from the console itself by introducing support for third-party USB cameras.

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YouTube just revealed its plan to crush Twitch

YouTube just revealed its plan to crush Twitch

YouTube is continuing its quest to pull streamers away from Twitch today, rolling out an expansion to its sponsorship program. Up until now, YouTube sponsorships had been available to a select number of users in a limited beta, but beginning today, they'll be available to a lot more content creators who run gaming channels.

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YouTube Live flips the switch on iPhone streaming, ultra-low latency

YouTube Live flips the switch on iPhone streaming, ultra-low latency

Just days after rolling out a new design for its logo and website, YouTube is looking to gain an edge in the world of streaming. Though YouTube Live has played second fiddle to other streaming services like Twitch since it first launched, the new features announced today could actually cause some Twitch users to jump ship. At the very least, they'll make YouTube look a lot more attractive for streamers who are just starting out.

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