Gaming

Maximilian_Dood talks streaming and the fighting game community at TwitchCon

Battle royale games and massive online battle arenas such as League of Legends and Dota 2 dominate Twitch viewership, but a group of players known collectively as the Fighting Game Community — or FGC — have managed to attract their own audience with high-level play in series like Street Fighter and Soulcalibur. Among the most popular is Maximilian […]

Gaming

Hands On With Google's Project Stream Game Streaming

How good is Google’s new game-streaming service? Imagine not owning a gaming PC or a video game console. All you have is a 6-year-old laptop running a bootleg version of Windows 7. The hardware in your possession was never designed to run the latest cutting-edge games. And yet, somehow you’re playing the new Assassin’s Creed […]

Gears & Gadgets

HBO, CNN, DC Comics, and more could join a streaming video service under AT&T

Enlarge / Time for another streaming service! HBO According to a report from CNN, WarnerMedia plans to launch its own streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, adding to growing list of OTT (over-the-top) services that bypass cable providers and bring television series and movies directly to viewers—most of them for a monthly fee. […]

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Battle of the streaming sticks: Chromecast vs. Roku vs. Fire TV Stick

Streaming sticks and compact dongles used to exist solely as low-budget alternatives to bigger, better, and more powerful set-top boxes. Nowadays, though, these tiny little tech marvels can often perform the same tasks as their larger brethren, but at more manageable prices (and sizes). Google, Roku, and Amazon are the biggest players in this market, […]

Gears & Gadgets

Google announces “Project Stream”—a “test” of game streaming in Chrome

Enlarge Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Google just announced “Project Stream,” a “technical test” of a service designed to stream AAA video games à la Playstation Now and GeForce Now. We’ve heard rumors of a “Project Yeti” gaming service for some time now, and this looks to be the first sign of a real “Google Gaming” product. The Project […]

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Roku just released three new 4K, ultra-HD streaming devices, starting at only $40 – here's how they stack up against Google's and Amazon's

RokuThe new Roku Ultra. Using a Roku to stream 4K, ultra-HD TV and movies just got a lot cheaper. The company just announced three new additions to its lineup of streaming devices – the Roku Premiere, Premiere+, and Ultra. These members of the Roku family were technically already on the market before, but these new […]

Gears & Gadgets

Amazon may make a free, ad-supported streaming service for Fire TVs

Enlarge / The Fire TV Cube itself is a small, glossy cube with IR emitters built into its sides. Jeff Dunn Amazon may be gearing up to launch a new video-streaming service, but one that differs greatly from Prime Video. According to a report by The Information, the online retailer’s subsidiary IMDb is developing an […]

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The DC Universe streaming service will cost $74.99 a year, and you can pre-order it now

DC Universe/Warner Bros.“Young Justice: Outsiders” Season 3 Warner Bros. revealed that the DC Universe streaming service will cost $ 74.99 a year, with an option to pay $ 7.99 a month once the service is fully launched. Fans can pre-order the service now. The service will offer original programs as well as other DC movies […]

Gears & Gadgets

Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon

Enlarge Walmart Walmart may be the next giant to enter the video streaming wars, according to a report from The Information. The retailer is reportedly considering launching its own video streaming service to battle Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. But Walmart wants to undercut its competition by pricing its service at $ 8 per month—or […]

Gaming

Death’s Door: Aftermath turns the Twitch Plays Pokémon model into a streaming game

Twitch Plays Pokémon broadens how we think about what is and how to play a video game. We’re now seeing other developers build on this, mixing streams, games, and community in a way to create new experiences. Outpost Games does this with battle royale in SOS, where viewers can vote on what players get boosts […]

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Spotify vs. Pandora: Which music streaming service is better for you?

Pandora and Spotify are both incredibly popular streaming services, built to help users find their favorite jams and to discover tons of new music without having to put in the work. Pandora’s Music Genome Project helped revolutionize the music industry — for better or worse — when it debuted way back in 2000, creating a new […]

Emerging Tech

Battery-free high-definition video streaming is on the way

[embedded content] Despite the popularity of live video streaming, a lot of recording devices are incapable of recording and streaming in HD quality. That is because devices like smart glasses, aka wearable cameras, would overheat were they to attempt to stream at this resolution. But researchers at the University of Washington may have come up […]