130°
Submitted by 32froshes 521d ago | opinion piece

Are Twitch and Microsoft Working on a Secret Deal?

Why did Sony partner with Ustream instead of Twitch? Could Microsoft have something to do with this? (Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One)

Snookies12  +   521d ago
I've never even heard of Twitch... So, I wouldn't really care much either way lol. Then again, I'd never heard of Ustream until just recently either.
#1 (Edited 521d ago ) | Agree(20) | Disagree(6) | Report | Reply
rajman  +   521d ago
Twitch right now is the best and most popular site for streaming video games. I too was shocked when Sony announced they were in partnership with ustream (who isnt as good) as Twitch seemed the obvious choice o_0
Brawler  +   521d ago
Last night stream was terrible on Twitch couldnt even watch while it was ok on ustream. I do use Twitch more often but I was not impressed with it last night.
#1.1.1 (Edited 521d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(4) | Report
xtremeimport  +   521d ago
I've never heard of twitch either.

it may be good for video games, but I think Sony wanted to appeal to more people. More people know what Ustream is.

Brand recognition is pretty important.
DarthJay  +   521d ago
Most gamers should know Twitch, especially after the Call Of Duty deal...
Psychotica  +   521d ago
Crawl out from under the rock..
kingmushroom  +   521d ago
and then what ? pull you out of ur basement ?
yess  +   521d ago
It really dosn't matter, as you can stream what ever console on both Ustream and Twitch.
Bar_Brothers  +   521d ago
both suck
Youtube is King
Megaton  +   521d ago
The only thing YouTube is king of is censorship and copyright takedown.
animegamingnerd  +   521d ago
and changing the layout just after we got use to the old one
-Alpha  +   521d ago
I won't be surprised if they do-- I am sure MS will have similar hardware features when it comes to Operating Software-- this is after all, what Microsoft is best known for.

I expect to see live-streaming as part of a twitch deal, and I had a feeling when Sony decided to go with Ustream instead.

I am pretty excited to see these sort of features get integrated into consoles, Sony really nailed accessibility and simplicity, and I expect MS to do the same
#3 (Edited 521d ago ) | Agree(7) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
MikeMyers  +   521d ago
It's kind of funny watching them go head to head with one another. The Xbox 360 had the better operating system and made online easy and unified. Sony had the better hardware and the more diverse exclusives. Now it looks like Sony is closing the gap and moving ahead of Microsoft in three key areas, online experiences, smoother and quicker start-up times, and having a system that is tailored for game development with no headaches.

So now Microsoft has to go toe to toe with Sony's in-house games and exclusives. This is one area many are waiting to see if they can or not.
Obamanationn  +   521d ago
was just thinking about this lol and low and behold its on n4g like twitch kids about to be rich
DarthJay  +   521d ago
Twitch used to be Justin.TV. They focus on purely gaming streams. When Sony announced they were doing Ustream, I immediately thought that meant Microsoft would end up with Twitch. Works for me.

I love what Sony is doing there. I stream on Twitch and the thought of just pressing a button and not having to deal with everything else is amazing.
Raider69  +   521d ago
Next generation is going to be hot in competition in terms of software "Games" thats what will bring up the winner,and seems sony got all guns blazing with full support for the gaming department in especial, this just proves that all the other parts have to level up the playing field on this department also,competition is going to be high and (this if microsoft is up to the challenge)all gamers will indeed gain a lot .I expect less game releases but more AAA titles overall from 1º and 3ª party developers because that will be the only way to stay relevant and survive.
#6 (Edited 521d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Sony will end up using Twitch too. It's not like the PS3/PS4 only has Netflix. They have other video services as well and I'm sure they'll branch out to other streaming services for this too.
matrixman92  +   521d ago
the whole idea of recording raw game footage and putting it up online is nerving to me. It is illegal to put up raw footage without commentary or anything like that, its not covered under fair use laws, unless its altered by the user. Im assuming they will have an ingame system to record commentary, which would be pretty awesome. I am pretty sure its the same situation for live streams, which are also recorded afterwards
iuweiuiuhsdf   521d ago | Spam
Tzunoy  +   520d ago
Good move MS :)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

The BBC Explains Twitch.tv – Three Minutes Of Condescension And Bias

12m ago - One of the biggest problems which video games face outside gaming communities is the adamant refu... | Culture
20°

The Forest | Early Access preview

22m ago - GR-UK writes: "There's plenty to look forward to as far as The Forest is concerned. Not least the... | PC
20°

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Characters Are Running Around In This Runner Game

48m ago - The cast from Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed are coming to another game, a free-to-play racer f... | PS Vita
20°

Video Games That Ruled My Youth: The 16-Bit Years

52m ago - Agents of Geek: Everyone has a few video games in their life that sucked away hours of their yout... | Retro
Ad

Looking for a great Pokemon Community?

Now - Look no further. Join us at the BulbaGarden Forums, the best community for everything Pokemon | Promoted post
30°

Wolfenstein: The New Order is the Game Duke Nukem Forever Should Have Been

53m ago - Wolfenstein: The New Order is an unashamedly old-school shooter with a ridiculous story and plen... | PC