Xbox has put one last stake through the heart of any hopes they had for matching the PS4 livestreaming experience.
A lil' too early to make assumptions. Live stream is NOT going to be a huge factor into making any difference. Live streaming is just that, LIVE STREAMING! Nothing either console can not achieve.
''too early'' agreed ''Live stream is NOT going to be a huge factor'' i strongly disagree
Agreed live streaming is going to be big. I've always gone to youtube to watch vids but after looking at twitch to see what it's all about i prefer that to watch real time gaming and the feeling of people watching you play and commenting and talking between themselves is great. Very surprised xbone doesn't have twitch when apps is usually their strong point, it's a massive deal breaker i predict, especially for all the kids.
Hahah really? what so a few kids wont be able to show games and review them boohoo i dont plan on streaming anything ever im sure there are others like me that dont plan on streaming stuff also. It is deff not a huge factor for next gen not this early in anyway
Agree black, its too early for assumptions, but live streaming is HUGE! Can't wait for the feature on xbox one. Sucks it was delayed
@POWERVR Agreed!. Pushing it back to make it better and polish a service packed with more advanced features hardly means XB1 lost LMAO. LOL PS fans trying to justify their purchase and/or feel happy about it.
"live streaming is HUGE" Why? I don't get it. I really don't! EDIT Is this like facebook and twitter to you guys? Everyone must know everything you guys do, even how you play videogames? I really don't get it. @Jokes Yeah understand that it if someone has a website why this feature is important but for people that just play videogames like me I really don't understand what is the big deal about this feature.
Twitch is great but I remember saying unless you are one of the few exceptional gamers with something awesome to show off or you have a site dedicated to specific gaming then its not that big of a deal, nobody wants to watch everybody and there brother just playing a game we all can play or watch something significant/walk through on youtube.
@Green It`s more likely pushing it back only because it wasn`t working properly not to add more advanced features. The whole thing about their game DVR and streaming seems to be quickly thrown together after the Sony announcement. They hadn`t shown anything about the recording at the Xbox one reveal besides of saying they have it, plus it records only the last 5 minutes. The streaming on the PS4 is deeply integrated into the system and UI nothing that MS showed so far would suggest that this would be the case at all.
Live streaming is excellent. Today is the first time I tried it and ended up spending over an hour on it. It's a great tool to see games in action you are thinking about getting or asking others about game specifics (car, gun, level, sticking points, frame rates, other performance issues, story plot etc, and so on). Don't dismiss it until you have used it. I shrugged it off when I heard the PS4 had this and I can see myself using this over and over again. Just imagine if a fighting game didn't have a lobby or you couldn't download matches like some offer, etc. You could literally have top players in a genre create a stream and get tips from the best in the game. It's better to hear someone describe to you in their own words than read lengthy write or strategy guides. I was always better at learning from teachers that lecture instead of cracking open a book and reading. Trust me when you use it most of you will enjoy it. It's a great feature.
People are making to big a deal of this.
@ JokesOnYou Who would you rather watch streaming and talking about games? A random person? Or one of your friends? This allows anyone to share their game streams with their friends and this is awesome stuff. Downplaying it of course, is not like I expected any less. @ timotim PS4 has a web browser than can view any web content, including any Twitch streams. - Re: the downplaying. The facility is there - Loads of people are already doing this, and loads of people are enjoying it. The ability to share clips was also overlooked and downplayed by Xbox fans until they saw that they could share clips of Xbox 1 games.
i can understand livestreaming by a professional gamer, but random joe, who cares? i would much rather have edited clips of memorable moments personally. that said, xbox one is getting this shortly too, so what is the big deal?
Well this sucks. @Jokesonyou Still damage controlling, I see. It sucked when the Ps4 did not had MP3 capacity at launch and it still sucks the X1 don't have stream at launch.
@skyrocket that's a very nice way of putting it. +1
Um there are so many people streaming from their PS4 as we speak. As Am I and about 25 other people I personally know. It is a bigger thing and will play a bigger role when it comes to games like COD and BF4.
Yup I was in a couple streams last night of games I have not purchased. It was actually fun with people joking around with the player.
Whether you like it or not Twitch is very popular and I use it on a daily basis, it's a pretty big deal. The fact that Microsoft left it until 2 days before launch to announce something like this is going to piss a lot of people off.
I agree. I rather play games than watch people play.
I'm with you on this one. But there is another concern for Sony to allow this. Now I can check out other people playing new release and decide if I like it or not. This might hurt sony in software sale
You obviously never heard of "League of Legends" if you don't think live streaming is a big deal. Have you seen the players' paychecks?
There is no "live stream battle". Both will have twitch in the end. This is just dumb... Obviously flamebait.
I bought Xbox one for games first everything else is just optional inclusive of twitch.
and thats the department xbox sux the most at
I downloaded TWITCH on Friday and I am HOOKED!!!!! It was one of the things I wanted to try out first on the xbox one. So its a wanted feature at least for me. Now I and many others have to wait. What I love about twitch is I can watch people play games I am interested in buying. I can ask questions AND get answers right away. I have watched...NBA live 14, NBA 2K14, KNACK, DAYZ, FALLOUT new Vegas, Killzone SF and many others. The people using it are pretty cool and communicate with there audience. Its a great feature that many who never used it will be like WOW this is pretty cool. Even if someone didnt want to stream. They still can use it as a tool to check out games they may want. At least for now...we can still use TWITCH to view streams. Just cant stream our content...SUCKS!
I agree. I'm not a big streamer but a buddy on sat asked me to so he could see assassins creed. I did and we were talking while I played. He was like oh what's that? So I would zoom in for him. He was able to see first hand a game in action AND able to talk to me about it. Very cool. I'd prefer to do that than go to YouTube and listen to some ding dong speed run a game and chatter about stuff I don't care about.
Stake through the heart? Steady on now
no... just no http://tgchan.org/kusaba/qu...
The Xbox One has not yet begun to fight ! ! !
Its not going to have Twitch, something which MS had the nerve to laud about with pride, for months. The XB1 has been fighting, but its been beating up itself. Edit: Streaming on it might get some attention with the next Halo but then that begs the question, when the PS4 apparently has the COD crowd won, what else will the XB1 have which will be worth streaming?
Its not going to have Twitch AT LAUNCH. See, I think you forgot that there.
You think the COD crowd are so impatient that they can't wait a 2-3 months to get streaming? There's already DVR. Streaming is not that big of a deal. And I think early DLC will appeal to them more than one temporarily absent feature. They can still use DVR while they wait. This is not a big deal.
How did you figure PS4 has the COD crowd won. Last numbers I saw had X360 at close to 4 Mil. PS4 lese than 1 Mil. X1 Unknown.
"You think the COD crowd are so impatient that they can't wait a 2-3 months to get streaming?" Actually, yes. Though they bitch at very bug and glitch they know for a fact at this point the next game in the series will have, they still line up for midnight sales and count every pixel. I bet some of them own the 360 though they bought the PS4 version right along with the console. Will or have already bought the XB1 version before they bought that console.
It better, its already taken a few jabs and some good upper cuts.
you can upload your videos anywhere on xbox one using skydrive https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Uploading somehow, but not live broadcasting on Twitch
You can do that on PS4...You can't live broadcast, as ShadowT said, on the Xbox One. There is a difference between uploading footage and having a live broadcast of your play through.
but twitch on the xbox one got delayed not cancel, so you will have live stream just not at launch
loving my PS4 is all I gotta say. all the other bs flying around is not relevant right now.
I wish more Sony fans where like you. Instead of jumping on every Xbox One article to bash, Why not just enjoy your console and stay on your side of the fence?
And instead of jumping in every Xbox One article to defend, why not just admit when Microsoft screws up?
This is a PS4 article as much as it is an Xbox One article. The author made sure of that. Let the folks comment.
Can't the Xbox One games be streamed like 360 games in the mean time?
Yes. There are people streaming already. http://www.twitch.tv/newgam...
Yes..including uploading your vids through Skydrive to any place on the web.
Twitch is fully integrated in the PS4 UI. You only have to press few buttons to live broadcast on PS4. That function is now missing on Xbox One till someday in 2014.
Xbox supports 3rd party external recording devices doesn't it. So everyone who already streams still could right? Or is this not avail at launch?
It is available at launch. Well, it better be!
This is supported at launch so yes you are correct its just the same as it is now in respect of Twitch
I am wondering about this delay to 2014.
So it's impossible for MS to ever release a patch for Twitch on Xbox One, at any point, ever, no matter what happens, it can never be patched. Not only that, but it's impossible that Twitch on the Xbox One, which we haven't seen, can't possibly be better than PS4's Twitch in any way, just impossible. That's what you said with your title, stop being dumb. And your article is pretty flawed too, just stop. Calm down, take a deep breath, and think. If someone REALLY wants to use Twitch for viewing, they probably already view it on PC. As for broadcasting, it's not as big as you think it is. It doesn't make or break the console.
Bought it has won the launch line up war.
Bought? I know what war you just lost.
ya i dont know why i put that maybe bc i was in the middle of buying my xb1 games.
What ever makes you sleep at night (lamest reason of 2013 goes to you)
Am I crazy or just old? Who wants to tune in and watch others play games when you can play yourself? That's just as bad as watching guys on tv play cards.
It's a great feature when you want to check out some gameplay before you decide to play a game not mention you can ask the broadcaster some questions live. I know there's youtube but it's faster to go look at a live stream on PS4.
We'll say I don't have the game yet, and want a regular persons opinion, I can watch their stream. I'd rather that than a media journalist whose views are most times biased.
Twitch is really good for watching a tournament live. But that's mostly PC. I'm not sure what console gamers use Twitch for besides streaming pub games. EDIT: "Who wants to tune in and watch others play games when you can play yourself?" I have the answer in the form of a rhetorical analogy: "Why watch sports when you can play them?"
Your not crazy or old. Just download the app. Its free on Android and im sure IOS. Or go to the site and sign up. Its like others say. its not simply oh im watching someone else play something I could play myself. It has a few uses... 1. Watch and ask questions via chat about a game you are interested in buying. 2. Watch someone play a game that you have played but may be stuck in a certain spot 3. Get info as far as getting better at a game if you watch tactics used by better players (COD, BF etc) 4. Interact and meet new people to socialize and grow your friends list. I know I will be more will to expand my friends list since it is increased by a HUGE margin from 100 to 1000-2000
It may not stream quite yet but it does have a better app to actually watch streams from twitch that looks pretty damn nice. It will be here eventually so i am not to worried about it.
This is such a non story. I've had my PS4 since Friday and will be awaiting delivery of my XB1 this Friday. I've yet to use Twitch on my PS4 and won't use it or anything like it on my XB1. Real gamers game. They don't watch videos of other people gaming. Such a useless exercise.
"Real gamers game. They don't watch videos of other people gaming." yet it is XBone fans who are heralding its non gaming features like multimedia and tv
The Gold requirement is something that kills potential for a lot of thins on Xbox. A lot of Netflix users jumped ship to playStation thanks to the pay wall being removed. Live Gold should be like PSN and only be needed to play online, thats it. They shouldn't be hiding their apps and features behind it.
So wait.. let me get this straight... The kids on here who looked at all the extra features of the Xbox and snubbed their nose at it under the flag of "I just want a machine to play games" are declaring victory because a multimedia feature isn't present in the Xbox at launch... It's almost too hypocritical to be funny, you know what? It is. It's just pathetic.
I think you misinterpreted. We wanted a games console that did other things. Not a multimedia box that played games. Some might argue that it's semantics but when you look at the ps3 lineup vs the 360 lineup since 2010 you see what we mean.
@Fireseed I think you should think before you speak. Twitch is a streaming service for gamers, so it ties in with the gaming aspect, it's more of an extension to the gaming experience than a multimedia component. It's kinda of poor that the Xbox one does not have it at launch as they promoted it and Sony only mentioned it in passing and to hold off on announcing this information is a bit sneaky and prevents any last minute switchers.
Wow this is a stretch. Twitch functionality is gaming related. It's a gaming feature. It's completely to do with gaming. Nothing hypocritical about it, but of course you would take it upon yourself at this moment to try and play the victim of hypocrisy.
You people crack me up....sheesh Twitch battle? Really? Are you serious? Is there a Youtube battle too? or Media Playback battle?