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Live streaming site Justin.tv is no more


All eyes on Twitch
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
After seven years, Justin.tv has been shut down. The live video site, mobile apps, and APIs are no longer in service as Twitch Interactive Inc.'s focus shifts entirely to its gaming-focused site, Twitch. Getting ready for th...
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MGS V

Konami livestreaming new Metal Gear Solid V gameplay at gamescom


Geoff Keighley hosting live panel with Kojima to showcase new content
Jul 31
// Alessandro Fillari
It's looking like gamescom 2014 will be a pretty exciting show. With many of the big hitters set to unveil their new products, we've certainly got a lot to look forward to next month. Now, we've got another publisher ready to...
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Yogscast

Yogscast participating in revenue share to promote Space Engineers


Can we pay for them to not make that "awww" noise?
Jul 16
// Brittany Vincent
YouTube streaming group Yogscast has announced that they will form a partnership with Keen Software. In return for a share of sales revenue for a month of the game Space Engineers, Yogscast will offer a series of vi...
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Fatal Frame

Get the scoop on the Wii U Fatal Frame entry this Thursday via NicoNico


Film, comic, and novels to be discussed as well
Jul 15
// Brittany Vincent
Koei Tecmo is hosting a NicoNico stream this Thursday that's all about the Fatal Frame series in general as well as the upcoming Fatal Frame title for the Wii U. In addition, the stream will cover the upcoming Fatal Frame fil...
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This Persona 4 the Golden Animation trailer will make your happy


Starts streaming this July
Jun 26
// Dale North
Persona 4 the Golden Animation gets a new trailer today with subtitles from distributor Aniplex US. It starts out slow, but picks up with a new song and plenty of great things to look at. Too bad there isn't more on the rest...
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Gears of War

Gears of War studio Black Tusk hosting Q&A stream tomorrow


5:00pm Pacific on Twitch
May 14
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft is continuing the Gears of War franchise with Black Tusk Studios. I wasn't expecting to hear much about the new installment next month at E3 -- perhaps, at best, a teaser trailer -- but it's possible the company wil...
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Twin Galaxies launches interactive gaming channel online


Twin Galaxies LIVE
Apr 28
// Dale North
Twin Galaxies LIVE is a new interactive live videogame television channel that is set to launch on April 28, 2014 -- today. Gaming record tracking group TwinGalaxies.com will launch this new 24/7 interactive channel, using Sk...
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Live Show: Playing True Crime: Streets of LA


Looking back at games I once enjoyed
Mar 31
// Phil
I got to thinking this weekend about what games I used to enjoy playing a lot, a bit of a nostalgia trip as it were. One game that would often pop up in my head is True Crime: Streets of LA. At first glance the game may decep...
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Live Show: Playing some Nier to bring us into our weekend


Because we are "Nier-ly" done with this week
Mar 28
// Phil
There was a time back when I did playthroughs on our live channel and I really wanted to do a run of Nier. The game has been sitting in my collection for as long as I can remember and I still have yet to play more than the fi...
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Gaming Live announces their alternative to Twitch


Streaming video for Europe
Mar 26
// Dale North
European online video platform Gaming Live has announced their streaming service for games, eSports, and other related content. This startup was accepted at Dubai's TURN8 Accelerator and earned a seed fund of $30,000.  T...
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Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes gleams the cube with OlliOlli's John Ribbins


Get to know the people that make great videogames
Mar 16
// Jonathan Holmes
This week on Sup Holmes we welcome John Ribbins of Roll7 to the program. John's worked on a variety of games in his +5 years in the industry, including the top-rated, massive skateboarding platformer OlliOlli, the still in de...

Sup Holmes gets post traumatic with Erin Reynolds

Mar 02 // Jonathan Holmes
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Get to know the people that make great videogames
Today on Sup Holmes we welcome Erin Reynolds of Flying Mollusk to the program. Erin's been in the game industry for over ten years, having worked on a variety of games for big publishers, including working as senior game desi...

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Xbox One gets Twitch streaming on March 11


You knew it was coming
Feb 25
// Dale North
It was only a matter of time. The AP reports that Twitch game streaming will come to the Xbox One just in time for Titanfall's launch, this March 11. From then, just like with your PS4, you'll be able to send your live gamepl...
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Persona variety show

Uh, okay: Atlus is doing a Persona variety show


Persona Stalker Club
Feb 21
// Steven Hansen
Atlus is planning to start broadcasting Persona Stalker Club, a Persona-themed variety show, starting February 28. The live stream last November that saw the announcements of Persona 5, Persona Q, Persona 4: Dancing All Night...
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Daylight

Daylight will let Twitch users scare PS4 streamers


Kinda scaring me already
Feb 20
// Conrad Zimmerman
Atlus dropped quite a bit of interesting information regarding the first-person horror game Daylight today. The most important nuggets may be that the game is now set to release for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 8, price...
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Chill with Phil! Titanfall anyone?


It's kinda like Metal Gear?
Feb 15
// Phil
Alright everyone, we all know I haven't been doing my weekly playthrough show for a while now, but like a mighty phoenix I have risen from the smoldering ashes of my previously fried video card and am now ready to jump back i...
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Twitch

Justin.tv becomes Twitch Interactive


Twitch passes one million monthly active broadcasters
Feb 10
// Jordan Devore
Gaming-focused streaming site Twitch has become so popular for owner Justin.tv, Inc. that the company has decided to rebrand itself as Twitch Interactive. According to Twitch founder and CEO Emmett Shear, it has "eclipsed our...
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Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes goes to Pleasantville with Ackk Studios


Get to know the people that make great videogames
Jan 26
// Jonathan Holmes
Today on Sup Holmes we'll be visited by Brian and Andrew Allanson, the two brothers who created Two Brothers. We'll be talking to them about what it was like to start their own studio from scratch, the risk they took on ...
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Dtoid TV

Live show: Epigenesis with Dead Shark Triplepunch


It's kind of like basketball, in the future, with lasers
Jan 24
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Dtoid TV

Live show: Rust with Facepunch Studios


Crafting chaos with the game's creators
Jan 23
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Dtoid TV

Live show: Crypt of the NecroDancer with Ryan Clark


Also, Danny Baranowsky, and a DDR dance pad
Jan 22
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...

XSplit Gamecaster makes game streaming so easy

Jan 22 // Dale North
If you're really into the broadcasting game, you likely know the name XSplit. If you're new to it all, know that this is the go-to solution for streaming games and other events, as it provides broadcasting features that give the streams a professional look and feel. Users will tell you that XSplit isn't the easiest thing to use or configure. While it's still the best solution for broadcasting, it's not necessarily geared toward the gamer that wants to get a stream going quickly. Split Media Labs knows this, so they developed XSplit Gamecaster to meet the needs of these gamers.  They've worked to make this application as simple to use as possible. Simply start a game, hit Control + Tab to show the small XSplit Gamecaster overlay menu, and then hit stream to start streaming or recording. A settings menu lets you determine where you want your streams, video shares, and social network sends to go, but that's about it as far as setup goes. A couple more tabs give you access to your recordings or let you set hotkeys, but beyond this there's really nothing else you have to tinker with.   When your stream or recording has started, the small overlay menu gives you options for annotations and other visuals, as well as mic and camera settings. Even Twitch chat is available from this pop-up.  As you'd expect, there's a camera overlay feature for broadcasting. It's as simple as toggling it on for it to show up in your broadcast. There are settings for your stream speed and resolution, and a chromakey option lets you use green screen backgrounds if you'd like.  There are more in-depth options if you look for them. Get crazy with the annotations pen after turning it on. It will let you sketch right on top of gameplay. The Twitch chat box can be shown or hidden, as well as resized and moved. Even Be Right Back graphics can be preset to your tastes. They've even thought of the small stuff. Even offline, game recording is available, and if you'd like, you can bring up a FPS counter or use the annotations features. XSplit Gamecaster works with capture cards, as you'd expect. Through this, you'll be able to connect your PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, or any other capture-able device for streaming or recording. At time of testing, it works with Avermedia Capture Cards, and Split Media Labs tells us that support for more is coming soon. My ExtremeCap U3 works now, and I'm hoping my elgato game capture HD will too. What I love about XSplit Gamecaster is that it's giving my gaming PC the same easy streaming and recording capabilities my new consoles have. It's just as easy to start a stream, but even more full-featured than the consoles, with more options for annotations and social media sharing. It has every feature that any streamer would need, and then some.  Split Media Labs says that this application will be made available to all existing and new XSplit Personal and Premium from February 18, with a free version to follow. I expect that this software will do big things for PC game broadcasting when it launches next month.   
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New software from XSplit makers
Are you streaming gameplay? Well, forget cables, configurations, multiple PCs, software hacks, and confusion. That's all gone when it comes to streaming and capturing gameplay on your PC, starting today. XSplit Gamecaster is ...

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Dtoid TV

Live show: FlatOut 2 and Burnout Revenge


Classic vehicular carnage
Jan 21
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Dtoid TV

Live show: SNOW with Poppermost Productions


Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.
Jan 20
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Sup Holmes

Sup Holmes passes the doctrine with Jason Rohrer


Get to know the people that make great videogames
Jan 19
// Jonathan Holmes
Today on Sup Holmes we welcome Jason Rohrer to the program. Jason is one of the fathers of the modern indie game landscape. While the PS3/360/Wii "next gen" marketing train was yelling in our faces that cut scenes, motion con...
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Dtoid TV

Live show: Doing wonderfully terrible things in DayZ


Survival will be an afterthought
Jan 17
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Dtoid TV

Live show: Next Car Game and BeamNG.drive


An early access double feature of destruction
Jan 16
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Dtoid TV

Live show: Talisman: Digital Edition


Plus a little Kickstarter hype for a good friend of the live channel
Jan 15
// Rick KingFoom Olson
[Mash Tactics airs Monday through Friday at 4p.m. Pacific on Dtoid.TV. Watch Rick 'King Foom' Olson play a variety of games, each day with its own theme. With a heavy focus on community and viewer interaction, you c...
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Spearhead Games

Spearhead Games launches weekly community stream


The studio has learned a lot from crafting their first game
Jan 15
// Chris Carter
I recently had the opportunity to speak to Spearhead Games co-founders Simon Darveau and Malik Boukhira on what it means to leave AAA development and create your own studio. Within one year Spearhead went from non-existe...

Review: Nyrius Aries Pro Wireless HD for Laptops

Jan 14 // Dale North
Aries Pro Wireless HD for Laptops Manufacturer: NyriusMSRP: $399.99 ($249 on Amazon) The Aries Pro Wireless HD for Laptops is a streaming solution that sends 1080p HD video and its accompanying audio wirelessly, letting you use your PC or laptop (or console) without having to bother with rewiring. A transmitter the size of a pack of gum has an HDMI port on its end, and this is to be plugged into any video source. A small box about the size of a deck of cards acts as a receiver. Its HDMI port lets you run a cable to any television or monitor to receive the streamed A/V signal. The transmitter is powered by a USB cable, while the receiver is powered by a 5V DC power cord.  My house is a mess of game systems. Now, I'm not bragging, but I have game systems everywhere. In multiple rooms -- bedroom, living room, offices --  you'll find both current and next-gen consoles as well as debug/test kits, and that's not to mention my work and gaming laptops. My home office is where most of them reside, but they never seem to stay completely together. I can't tell you how often I'm carrying systems around my house to get work done.  I've just come off a week-long marathon gameplay session for Square Enix's Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for an upcoming preview and review, so I had moved my PS3 test kit into my living room to get comfortable with this lengthy RPG. In getting back to work the following week, I wanted to return to my office where I could take notes during gameplay. The Aries Pro let me simply unplug the HDMI cable from the PS3 kit and plug in the transceiver instead of moving the system. The USB power was supplied by one of the PS3 kit's front ports. Back in my office, which is about 20 feet away in the corner of my house, I turned on my office gaming television and used a DualShock 3 controller to play wirelessly.  It works like a charm. The television showed that it was receiving an HD signal, and my audio receiver showed that it had locked into a Dolby stream. I loaded up the game and found that it looked pretty good for a signal that had traveled across a couple of rooms. While not pristine like a direct HDMI connection, the gameplay still looked sufficiently HD, with even the smallest text remaining readable. Dark scenes had the signal quality occasionally dropping, making it look more compressed. But, for the most part, I was totally fine with the compromise. I played for about two hours, and I found that after awhile I completely forgot that I was playing over a streaming connection. I was impressed with the responsiveness. While I have no doubt that some kind of signal lag is introduced, it had no effect on my gameplay of Lightning Returns, which has a new battle system that favors action over menus. I noticed no lag in a couple of hours of play. Nyrius claims there is "zero lag" with its solution. In a shorter-range test, I had the Aries Pro streaming across my office to send a signal from my Wii U to my office television. I found that shorter distances had the video quality improving greatly. From about 10 feet away Super Mario 3D World looked almost indistinguishable from a direct HDMI connection. We're talking absolutely flawless -- no stuttering or pixelization at all.  More importantly, Super Mario 3D World played perfectly. I had no problem with any delays as I made precise jumps and turns in a few test levels. Very impressive. Couch surfing and playing through my Steam game collection from my couch had me really seeing the appeal of the Aries Pro. I have a pretty long living room, but the connection had no problems keeping up. In the process of going through several games and websites, as well as watching some streaming video, the stream never broke from its highest quality. The experience was completely free of issue. For a range test, I was able to use my long living room and line of sight from adjacent rooms to test Nyrius' claims of a 160-foot range for the Aries Pro. It may be that it had to pass by three large clusters of wireless electronics, but the best I could get was about 60 feet before the signal dropped intermittently. The signal had no problem going through walls for this distance, but when I tried to push beyond 60 feet, or add another room between the transmitter and receiver, the signal would drop out. But even at 40 feet the signal was fairly clean between my laptop and my office television. For some reason I got even better results from my laptop than I did the PS3. I found that below 25 feet seems to be a sweet spot for the Aries Pro. Again, in my living room and in my office, the streams were always flawless. Latency was never a problem for any of the games I tried, either. This should be more than enough for most living rooms. My bedroom television is connected to a Roku box for watching streaming content, and I make do with that, leaving my only DVR in the living room. Using the Aries Pro, I was able to catch up on shows in bed without having to run any cabling. Of course, changing channels meant that I had to go to the other room, but the streaming video never faltered. If you had a ceiling-mounted projector, the Aries Pro would be an ideal product. You could have a clean installation, never having to worry about HDMI cable runs up your walls and on your ceiling.  The Aries Pro supports eight transmitters, so the included remote control will let you switch sources wirelessly.  A drawback to the transmitter design is that its width prevents it from being plugged into some consoles. I couldn't test it on the Xbox One because the HDMI port is placed so closely to the power port that the transmitter wouldn't fit. The PS4's HDMI port is surrounded by plastic in a way that the transmitter won't fit. Nyrius includes an L-shaped female-to-male adapter to help with this issue, but this has the transmitter sticking out, and it may prove to be too tall or wide for your entertainment center setup. Yes, the HDMI signal is compressed or compromised in some way, and the range isn't quite as great as advertised, but the Aries Pro manages to impress despite these issues. Again, for the most part, the video signal is good enough that I forgot that I was playing on a streamed connection. And I still can't believe that there's no perceptible lag with the Aries Pro when it comes to gaming, even after a week of using it.  If you need to send HD video and audio wirelessly, the Aries Pro is an excellent solution, and at about a $250 street price it's quite a bit cheaper than any of the professional products you'd have to buy to get similar results. Highly recommended.
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Wireless HD video
Connecting your PC (or game console) to your television isn't necessarily difficult, but the cabling can be a bit of a hassle. The HDMI outputs on better laptops and most GPUs make it easier by sending both video and audio ov...


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