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Submitted by OriginalPSP 957d ago | opinion piece

Twitch on Xbox One: Game Changer Nobody is Talking About?

Is the news of Twitch integration on Xbox One being buried by the DRM and online debate? Doesn't it figure in to the price point?

Check out a gaming culture vet's thoughts on the matter. (Industry, TwitchTV, Xbox One)

Chaostar  +   957d ago
It's an app, an app that I have on my phone and my PC (or any browser), it's really a stretch to call it a "game changer" on Xb One.

@aviator189 So it has a few more bells and whistles, at it's core it's still just a video streaming app.
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aviator189  +   957d ago
Hmm, not really.
I think you should read up on what twitch on the x1 does and compare it to the twitch app on mobile.
aviator189  +   957d ago
Ok, wait. From the 10+ disagrees I received, am I wrong?
If you're going to disagree with me on what I said, please point out as to how a twitch app is exactly alike to the x1 twitch integration.


I'm not arguing in that respect. My statement was respective of chaostar's inaccuracy regarding his comparison of twitch xbox one integration to the twitch app.
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HammadTheBeast  +   957d ago
It's pretty much how you'd use it on PC.....

That's like saying the PS4's Ustream app is also a game changer, no mention of that here.
Lulz_Boat  +   957d ago
youtube > twich
creatchee  +   957d ago
uStream kinda sucks though. That's nothing against the PS4 - it's just that Twitch is way better.
Mainsqueeze  +   957d ago
Does the ustream app on ps4 only last for the 20minutes(i think) that the share button works or is it a constant stream?
jonboi24  +   957d ago
@Mainsqueze it works both ways. You can upload 15 min videos straight to the Internet or stream your play through live on Ustream. Sony was first to announce all this before MS. Here's the best part unlike the XB1 where streaming is software based and uses up memory, PS4 is has separate hardware for that to reduce if not completely free itself from memory usage.
thechosenone  +   957d ago
It was a game changer, yes...when Sony did it first. And twitch is always going down and has issues with video playback, in it's current state it's a big old mess but maybe they'll have all those issue worked out by the time next-gen hardware is out. And twitch isn't Xbone exclusive so..
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Mounce  +   957d ago
And when I first saw it at E3, all it did was reek of everything Sony was trying to do with the Share button, except what Sony is doing is 5x more efficient.
CrimsonStar  +   957d ago
lol u should know by now saying anything remotely positive about MS on this will get you down votes .
PurpHerbison  +   957d ago
Aviator, no matter what you do, you are not supposed to reply to your disagrees. You have lost the game.
Mainsqueeze  +   957d ago
Oh nice then really the only dif between MS and Sony is which stream you prefer lol not really a gamechanger.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   957d ago
Twitch's chat room goes something like this

-hey my name is dave, something, Walrus, Antarctica, cut off my arms and legs, Walrus, copy and paste.
-a text art penis
-20 idiots copy and paste previous dave story

no thanks
hasj1990  +   957d ago
I totally agree with Aviator. Just because some of you guys don't like Twitch doesn't mean thousands of others don't, go on twitch right now there are hundreds of streams up from gamers playing the 360 & PS3, and thousands upon thousands watching.

I don't stream on Twitch but even when I saw Microsoft announce Twitch integration I was thinking I hope Sony does that because its a big a deal.

Being able to directly stream gameplay to Twitch.TV is huge, nobody uses UStream for gaming, or nobody worth watching does.

I like that Sony did integrate it with Youtube, because that is also a massive bonus. As there are millions of gamers that upload to Youtube.
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justastranger10  +   957d ago
Twitch is built into the X1 system. All games will support it natively with extra features. Sony PS3 will not. TWitch>Ustream
kaozgamer  +   957d ago
^ps3? what?!
lastofgen  +   957d ago
I don't know how you are getting agrees for stating a false fact.
The twitch app doesn't even come close to the xbox one twitch integration.
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Chaostar  +   957d ago
OK can somebody please explain how this is such a revolution because I seem to be misinformed here?

@below If that's true then can somebody PLEASE tell me exactly how Xb One integration of Twitch is SOOOOO much better? Anyone? I'd be VERY happy to be wrong.
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lastofgen  +   957d ago
the point is that you were wrong in comparing a twitch app to twitch x1 integration.

you can refer to your original first comment for that.

edit: Huh? I didn't say anything was better..
I'm just saying that you are wrong when you said that the twitch functions in the x1 = twitch app.
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Fireseed  +   957d ago

It's a big difference because because Twitch is far and wide the better streaming service. It's like if X1 got League of Legends, and PS4 got Heroes of Newerth. One is CLEARLY better and more popular than the other.
CoolBeansRus  +   957d ago
It's never been done on consoles, that's the game changer. Why are you talking about what can be done on pc on a console article? This will open the gates for more people to share their content which will be good for twitch and the industry all together.
Cmk0121  +   957d ago
the game changers is the ability to broadcast not just watch like you can on phone or tablet. that huge for youtubers and the likes of that. getting the interaction with subscribers and the gamer. the app on phones is streaming only which is minimal
Mystogan  +   957d ago
Its not a video streaming app.
It can broadcast live gameplay too. That is way different from your phone app.


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Chaostar  +   957d ago
Erm... video of gameplay is still video.
dcbronco  +   957d ago
So could you use Twitch and Kinect to broadcast like on public access?
vickers500  +   957d ago

Can ustream not broadcast live gameplay?

The only differences I've been able to notice so far are simply that a lot more people use Twitch, but that other than the community it has, it has no advantages/disadvantages over ustream.

If that's the case, then there's the argument to be made that once next gen consoles release, ustream might actually start to get a decent gaming community. Probably nowhere near the amount Twitch will ever have, but enough to where people might give it SOME consideration when deciding where to watch something.

I was never really aware of Twitch before Sonys first reveal which they said they'd be using ustream (which I was excited about, because I thought that was the biggest streaming broadcast service there was), and my friend said "eh, they should have gone with twitch", which I simply disregarded as a personal preference for something that wasn't really that much different from the other thing (kind of like bing/google, facebook/google+).

Any time I feel like watching gameplay footage or walkthroughs, I simply go to youtube, which I believe ps4 has built into it (does xbox one?), so I don't think ps4 getting the supposedly "inferior" video broadcast service will affect me that much personally, even though it would have been nice to see Sony win everything about their console instead of just most things, I think I'll be fine without Twitch.

Oh, and again, if there are any differences in the two services other than the size of the communities, like features that one has that the other doesn't, then please list them, I'd like to know.
OriginalPSP  +   957d ago
So you are saying you feel you can stream Xbox games from your smartphone... or that it's the same thing?

Not really...
Chaostar  +   957d ago
No, I never said you could stream FROM your phone nor am I saying you can play games on your phone.

Yes, I WILL be able to stream games to my smartphone on Xb One. If I can capture/stream to twitch from xb one and I can access twitch on my phone then I thought that would be obvious?

Is there some kind of BIG feature I've missed?

Again calling it a game changer when PS4 has almost exactly the same functionality with Ustream (and probably more services in the future) is a BIG stretch.

@lastofgen maybe I did, I'm a bit confused with this entire article and I'm no closer to understanding why the author thinks that Twitch will be a "game changer"... frustrating.
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lastofgen  +   957d ago
um, I think you misinterpreted his question...
Mystogan  +   957d ago
Uhmmm Ustream sucks bro.

Ustream is for suicidal people.

Twitch is for gamers.
Kohven  +   957d ago
@Chaostar I've read all of your comments...yeah you clearly don't know what the hell you're talking about. Either that or you just don't want to accept the fact that Microsoft did well on this addition even though they've sucked at most other things.
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Chaostar  +   957d ago
@Kohven I know EXACTLY what I'm talking about (as much as I can gather from released info), all I want to know is how this is a "game changer" but NOBODY including the author can back up that opinion with anything.

I'm well aware that integrating an app is different from just having an app but really I don't understand how this is different from say streaming using the share button on PS4? That's all I really want to know, if I'm so wrong why can't anybody back up this articles assertion?
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CrimsonStar  +   957d ago
Dude just please stop , we get it you don't like MS
WeaseL  +   957d ago
Call me old fashioned but I like to play my $60 game not watch someone else do it for me. Same goes with Ustream & PS4
OriginalPSP  +   957d ago
Okay... but this is asking more from the stance of YOU being able to broadcast from the console... not watching others.
Cmk0121  +   957d ago
seems obvious right, but all people are talking about is watching not broadcasting the content LOL. it kills me that people arent getting how being able to broadcast live as your gaming from console is a big deal is crazy to me.atleast you get it
JoGam  +   957d ago
I wouldn't mind watching someone play a game I dont have while I'm eating.
PSVita  +   957d ago
But does an extra feature hurt? Games like MvsC3 and COD would be awesome to watch a friend(s) play! Plus on the ps4 you can help someone pass a level they can't and all of this is optional.
voodoopickle  +   957d ago
sorry but I buy consoles to play games, not do stupid social media crap. I have a computer, smart phone, tablet for that. the only game changer on a console is...A GAME!
DragonPs4  +   957d ago
I also have a computer I don't need a console for social media or live streaming.
stage88  +   957d ago
Twitch will make an appearance on the other consoles as well. It's hardly a game changer. The creator of Twitch has also said he wants it on every single platform.
Loki86  +   957d ago
Exclusive console partnership with MS, good luck with that.
Jac5al  +   957d ago

Developers could include the Twitch SDK into their games.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   957d ago
Netflix was a console exclusive on Xbox at one point also. Nothing exclusive on the Xbox ever stays exclusive. You fanboys should know that by now.
Loki86  +   957d ago
Still haven't picked my console and definitely not a fanboy, just stating facts.
stage88  +   957d ago
Ah just notice you're that Xbox fanboy.

Just so you know, hardly anything stays exclusive on the xbox. We'll see twitch on the PS4/Wii U probably a year after launch, not that I really care.
Mystogan  +   957d ago
Uhm. Microsoft made an exclusive deal with Twitch.

Why do you think Sony had to go with Ustream when twitch is the obvious choice for broadcasting games?

Twitch is for gamers.
Ustream is for suicides.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   957d ago
I'll give it a year until it comes to the Quad.
stage88  +   957d ago
"Microsoft made an exclusive deal with Twitch"

Oh it's an MS exclusive deal? That means it'll definitely end up on other consoles within a year.
CrimsonStar  +   957d ago
Not a game changer I agree , but its still pretty cool bonus or extra feature how ever you look at it . Just like Sony's share button , just a little more icing on the top . :D
cheetorb  +   957d ago
I can't wait for all this "social media" stuff to die.
wishingW3L  +   957d ago
not gonna happen. Ever. People want to be connected, it's in our nature not to want to be alone, if not you wouldn't even be here.
cheetorb  +   957d ago
Good point. It just seems like such an insincere or fake type of connection. Not all of them I suppose but some.
MysticStrummer  +   957d ago
Game changer?

dazzrazz  +   957d ago
Besides that Its way worse then actual twitch site on PC. It doesn't even display all channels available 0_o
Mystogan  +   957d ago
And you know
_LarZen_  +   957d ago
It's something pc gamers have had and done for years now. And it is just getting more and more popular to watch people play games.

That we now in every console have this option without any third party device is not maybe a game-changer but it will without a doubt make watching live gameplay even more popular.
HacSawJimThugin  +   957d ago
I can't wait to get my hands on the X1. I wll start streaming day one until infinity
Kyur4ThePain  +   957d ago
So, if they put Twitch on the Wii U and Vita would those consoles suddenly be more appealing as gaming consoles? No, didn't think so. It takes more than that to be a "game changer".
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SpinalRemains138  +   957d ago
Social media is the nail I'm humanity's coffin.

Social media is the final step in turning human beings into anti social sociopaths.

Halochampian  +   957d ago
Funny coming from someone being social through media.
The Meerkat  +   957d ago
or something worse

Resistance is futile
Halochampian  +   957d ago
It's amazing to see the amount of people that don't understand the difference between watching and broadcasting.
Pixel_Enemy  +   957d ago
Ustream on PS4 does both as well.
Halochampian  +   957d ago
I never said it didn't. I was just astounded to see the amount of people on here who believed it's the same feature of what your phone provides or a twitch app on the ouya.

I have broadcasted over twitch before on my PC and it seemed pretty nice. I never tried UStream. So I can speak on the quality. I do believe that twitch has the larger user base of the two.

Anyways. I think game broadcasting is a great thing for gamers.
jmc8888  +   957d ago
Millions of people broadcasting, hundreds watching.

I get that people want to record their stuff, and some want to easily do reviews, walkthroughs, etc.

But ultimately, no one wants to watch others play games, they want to PLAY the games themselves.

Watching a game stream will never compete with Snooki or the NFL.
Ragnaarock  +   957d ago
Twitch doesn't even have an exclusive deal with MS.

I fail to see how it can be a game changer when it will be available over both platforms.
Cmk0121  +   957d ago
because is the mainstream streaming service and broadcasting more so for gamers that hasnt been available on consoles until now. and with sony partnerign with ustream it bascially means they wont be partnering with twitch with like they said is 35 million strong, its all about install base man.
Ragnaarock  +   957d ago
That doesn't change the fact that Twitch will be available on both Xbox One AND PS4. That being said it was said that Ustream's partnership with Sony is in no way exclusive either. So if both platforms have both services how does either have the upper hand.
sandman224  +   957d ago
What a joke! No one cares about twitch. We just want great games.
Mikeyy  +   957d ago
So where is the Game Changer? Sony Has UStream, and Sony announced it first.
megalonagyix  +   957d ago
Basically it's a game changer.
You don't have to play the games.
Angeljuice  +   957d ago
Look at me! Look at me! I'm playing a game! LOOK AT ME! Now I'm playing a game whilst jumping up and down waving my arms around! PLEASE LOOK AT ME! Mum, Dad, nobody's looking at me, will you look at me playing a game? WILL SOMEBODY JUST LOOK AT ME!

IIZANGETSUII  +   957d ago
But when someone talks about Ustream and PS4 fanboys say "WOW, game changing, waaay better than the X1, Sony did it first" retards.
R_aVe_N  +   957d ago
Ok, you can already broadcast PS3 and X360 on twitch using a PC. Only real difference is now you can do it without needing a PC. You will not however be able to do some of the cool things you do on the PC like using professional software to improve your stream.
joefrost00  +   957d ago
People please stop saying sony did it first
MS has been talking about this for the past 2 years even in the leaked documents they mention it
MS has said countless times
The first time they were on record about recording games and game brodcasting was back in 2010
Sony just had their reveal first but MS has been talking about for the 2 or 3 years
That is why genkai wont be ready til next year and MS and there stuff will be ready at launch
As a matter of fact a lot of the features in the ps4 was due in part to what MS had in there machines
The ram and features
Sounds like sony fans has a lot of thanking MS for lol
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   957d ago
When I used twitch for the live bf4 demo from e3,

this is how the comments in the live-chat went.

-Story of dave, getting donations to go to Antarctica to live with Walrus's ,. blaa, blaa, blaa , cut off arms and legs to live with walrus's , copy and paste if you like walrus's
-text art of a penis
-20 retards that copied and pasted dave's story,

No thanks.. that was lame. those kind of comments will do well with xbones crowd.
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greenlantern2814  +   957d ago
no one mentions it because no one cares.
SITH  +   957d ago
Twitch is on Xbox 36o but you can not broadcast.
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kaozgamer  +   957d ago
twitch or ustream i still have crappy upload speeds to do any live streaming. fml

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