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  • Blog Post: Raptr Launching Dedicated Game Video Sharing Site Plays.tv

    Currently in beta, Plays.tv is a site for sharing video game videos built by the gaming social network site, Raptr. You can check out the in-beta site here . You can also download, from Raptr, special software to help you capture gameplay on your PC by heading here . The beta site has been live for a... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Xbox Music Will End Free Service

    Microsoft's streaming music service will soon become subscriber-only. According to this FAQ posted on the official Xbox site: "Effective December 1, 2014, the free Xbox Music streaming feature currently available on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and over the Internet will be discontinued in all countries... More
  • Blog Post: Google Announces Nexus Player Media/Gaming Android Console

    Google is set to release its own version of Amazon's Fire TV - a set-top media and gaming box that has the ability to use an optional controller. The Nexus Player is an Android device and – unlike Google's successful Chromecast – can run Android apps and games from the Play store... More
  • Blog Post: New Sony Smartphone Features PlayStation 4 Remote Play

    On October 23, Sony is releasing its Z3 smartphone, which will allow you to play streaming PS4 games on the go. The Z3 is part of a new line of Sony mobile devices that will feature PlayStation 4 remote play. To use your Z3 phone as a PlayStation streaming device, you'll need a DualShock 4 controller... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Quest X MMORPG Ported To 3DS Using Cloud Streaming

    Square Enix recently announced that Japan-only MMO Dragon Quest X will be ported to the 3DS by using the same streaming technology that the mobile version uses to access the game. The non-native support, based in cloud space, will allow for cross-platform play across the Wii, Wii U, smartphone, and PC... More
  • Blog Post: YouTube Debuts 60 FPS Videos With Titanfall and Battlefield: Hardline Trailers

    YouTube is getting set to deliver the ability for content creators to upload 60 frames per second videos, and two of its initial examples are game trailers. The news was announced on the YouTube Creators Blog: “Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube... More
  • Blog Post: Report: EA And Comcast To Partner On Game Streaming To TVs

    A new report suggests that a deal is in the works for EA to stream its games to Comcast customers. The technology would use Comcast’s X1 set top box. Reuters reports that it has multiple sources that have shared details that would see EA’s library of games available to some of Comcast’s... More
  • Blog Post: You Can Now Control Hulu Plus Console Apps With Your Mobile Device

    If you're using your PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One to watch television content through Hulu Plus, you've got a slick new interface option at your fingertips. A new Hulu plus feature now lets you "cast" Hulu Plus streaming content from your phone to one of the compatible... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Amazon Console Will Resemble Chromecast, Stream PC Games

    The rumors are flying hot and heavy regarding Amazon's entry into the video game console market. The latest revolves around the unit size, and possible ability to stream PC games. The report comes from TechCrunch, which states that the "console" will actually be a dongle - similar to Google's... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Shares Twitch Plays Pokémon Viewership Stats

    Twitch Plays Pokémon was a huge phenomenon for the streaming service, and it has shared a few of the viewership stats surrounding the 16 day journey . According to a post on Twitch's blog , the stream had more than nine million viewers. Of those nine million, 1,165,140 participated issuing... More
  • Blog Post: HBO Go Coming To PS3 And PS4

    HBO's CEO Richard Plepler has good news for PlayStation owners. The network's popular television streaming service is coming to both of Sony's current home consoles. While there is no release date for the PSN HBO Go app, we do know that the service will first come to PlayStation 3's huge... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Excited For PlayStation Now?

    Sony's taking a new approach to backwards compatibility with PlayStation Now, a new streaming gaming service that will allow you to play titles from past generations of PlayStation on a variety of devices. This is the service Sony has been working on since it acquired Gakai and, judging by the announcement... More
  • Blog Post: Sony To Combine Live TV And Video On Demand With New Service

    Sony is continuing its push towards cloud computing with a new media service that it claims will combine both live TV content, DVR, and video on demand services. Sony Computer Entertainment's Andrew House revealed the ambitious plan at Sony's CES 2014 press conference. According to House, the... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Announces Streaming Games on Demand Service PlayStation Now

    Sony's cloud-based service has an official name - and is coming to a variety of devices, including PlayStation 4, Bravia TVs, and tablets. Sony's Andrew House made the announcement at the company's CES press conference. The service, titled PlayStation Now, will feature games from the original... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Twitch Streaming Won’t Display Friend Requests Or Messages

    In a clever bit of privacy ensuring foresight, PlayStation 4 friend requests and messages are blurred out while streaming online with Twitch. While playing your PlayStation 4, friend requests and messages can appear unexpectedly revealing the names of hopeful friends, or content of private messages.... More
  • Blog Post: PS4 Can Stream Music During Games With Music Unlimited

    PlayStation 4 users can stream music while playing games using Sony's Music Unlimited service. With the service running in the background, the Music Unlimited controls can be accessed during gameplay with the push of a button. Music Unlimited plays on top of in-game audio, which should be selectively... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Partners With Minecraft To Offer Easy Integrated Streaming

    Twitch has announced a partnership with Minecraft developer Mojang to integrate Twitch streaming capabilities right into the PC and Mac version of the game. Minecraft has proven to be an incredibly popular game on Twitch, consistently appearing in the service's top 20 most popular games since 2011... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Watch Gaming Videos On YouTube?

    Sony's policy on allowing external video-capture devices is still unknown, which has us asking: Does it affect you? User habits have changed since the current generation of gaming hardware was released, and the next generation reflects that. Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 allow users to capture... More
  • Blog Post: Sony And Viacom Reach Deal For Streaming Internet Television Service

    In a deal that could be a landmark in the transition from cable television to streaming Internet TV service, Sony and entertainment industry giant Viacom has tentatively agreed to bring live TV to a new Sony streaming service. The New York Times says, "The agreement is believed to be the first of... More
  • Blog Post: Devolver Digital Really Wants You To Post Videos Of Its Games

    There has been a lot of news recently about monetization of YouTube videos. This started a few months ago when Nintendo made the unpopular decision to exert its copyright in a way that pre-empted those posting Let's Play videos (LPers) from making money of those clips. (Note: There have been some... More
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