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Submitted by 32froshes 1079d 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  +   1079d 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.
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rajman  +   1079d 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  +   1079d 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.
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xtremeimport  +   1079d 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  +   1079d ago
Most gamers should know Twitch, especially after the Call Of Duty deal...
Psychotica  +   1079d ago
Crawl out from under the rock..
kingmushroom  +   1079d ago
and then what ? pull you out of ur basement ?
yess  +   1079d ago
It really dosn't matter, as you can stream what ever console on both Ustream and Twitch.
iNathan  +   1079d ago
both suck
Youtube is King
Megaton  +   1079d ago
The only thing YouTube is king of is censorship and copyright takedown.
animegamingnerd  +   1079d ago
and changing the layout just after we got use to the old one
-Alpha  +   1079d 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
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MikeMyers  +   1079d 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  +   1079d ago
was just thinking about this lol and low and behold its on n4g like twitch kids about to be rich
DarthJay  +   1079d 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  +   1079d 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.
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My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante  +   1079d ago
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  +   1079d 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
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Tzuno  +   1078d ago
Good move MS :)

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