Category Archives: Game Stream

The ‘Live’ Giant Robot Battle Was Edited and ‘Filmed Over a Number of Days’

More than 22,000 people tuned into the livestream, a YouTube video has since garnered roughly 900,000 views, and the fight has been blogged by dozens of publications. Many of the top comments on YouTube suggest that the video is “FAKE,” and Motherboard has confirmed with the fight’s promoters that the livestream itself was not live and little of the production could be considered “real” in the traditional sense of how fights are usually fought and adjudicated. – Samantha Cole, MOTHERBOARD http://ift.tt/2gPxnFa
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Formula 1 plans to launch in-house live streaming service in 2018

The live stream offerings will only be available in markets where it would not clash with pre-exiting television deals that have guaranteed exclusivity. The launch of the service was one of the reasons that US broadcaster NBC shied away from renewing its rights deal, because it did not want to face competition from F1’s own promoter. – Jonathan Noble, Autosport http://ift.tt/2gtDezm

The USA is taking on Japan in a giant robot duel you can watch next Tuesday

If you’ve forgotten the background, all the way back in July 2015 a US team of engineers (MegaBots Inc.) challenged their Japanese rivals (Suidobashi Heavy Industry) to a fight, but the difficulty in finding a venue and upgrading the robots has delayed the bout. Well, next Tuesday, October 17th at 7PM PT, the duel will finally be streamed on Twitch for all to see. – James Vincent, The Verge http://ift.tt/2yj6SAU

Facebook looks to emerging markets for streaming rights to sports 

Facebook has made no secret of soccer’s importance to its aspirations as a broadcaster. It aired over 3,500 different live sports events in the first six months of the year alone. Despite the breadth of sports it shows, from American football to college lacrosse, Facebook insists it doesn’t want to replace traditional broadcasters such as Sky and BT Sport as the home of live games. Instead, the social network has cited its deal with Fox Sports to live stream Champions League matches in the U.S. as an example of its intentions over the coming months. If Facebook were to be the sole broadcaster of the Champions League in the U.S. now, it would likely struggle to recoup the $60 million Turner Sports paid to secure the broadcast rights for 2018-2021. – Seb Joseph, Digiday http://ift.tt/2yXWwUw

Jump is a Netflix for indie games that promises better discoverability than Steam

Jump is hopping on an opportunity to offer high-quality indie games with a subscription service that focuses heavily on discoverability. It’s launching today with a library of 63 hand-selected titles — role-playing games, racers, multiplayer brawlers and more. The monthly fee is $10 to stream an unlimited number games, and every month, it will add 10 new titles to its catalog. It runs on PC, Mac, and Linux, and because its billing is through Stripe, it’s available in all countries that accept that form of payment. – Stephanie Chan, VentureBeat http://ift.tt/2hcNG1C
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