Games Streaming and YouTube

So hot on the heels of my last post about the viability of streaming for the games industry in which I remarked on the popularity of Twitch it has now been rumored that YouTube is looking to buy Twitch for a cool $1 billion.

This shouldn’t have actually com as much of a surprise to anyone who has followed YouTube’s belated attempts to enter the game streaming market and seen how they’ve failed to get anywhere close to Twitch’s popularity. Twitch itself has also struggled to scale to with its phenomenal growth which has led to poor stream quality and chat delays for end users. Continue reading Games Streaming and YouTube

Is Streaming Good for Gaming?

With PC gamers long having had multiple ways to capture and stream gaming footage it’s still taken a rather long time for streaming to become popular, but recently sites such as Twitch and Ustream have seen surges with the availability of capture devices such as the Elgato Game Capture HD.

The latest generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft have both opted to try to make capturing and streaming easier with built-in options to capture screenshots and stream online. This means that everyone and their dog can now take to the internet and show off their ‘skillz’ or lack thereof in the game of their choice. Continue reading Is Streaming Good for Gaming?