Today, StreamCraft is ready to unleash a brand-new way for gamers of all types to finally earn the living they deserve for the hard work they put in. From IGG, the world-renowned global games publisher, this innovative new streaming platform gives power to streamers who can not only earn a living, but also reward their viewers for their patronage. The StreamCraft team is showcasing a number of enticing ways to get started earning a paycheck. Those who adopt the program early and help it to grow have the most chance to take home serious cash. Whether it’s through Props (our own virtual currency that converts to cash) or subscriber revenue, there are tons of ways for everyone to make streaming lucrative for themselves. The one we’re highlighting today is the Invitation Program, which rewards any streamer who refers their friends to sign up for StreamCraft. OUR UNPRECEDENTED INVITATION PROGRAM We’re also hosting a … [Read more...] about Is StreamCraft Going To Beat Twitch As The New Darling Of Game Streaming Platforms?
It’s certainly no secret that Amazon has been making numerous inroads into the gaming industry, from its Lumberyard game engine to its in-development MMO New World, but rumor has it that the company is now looking to expand its grasp on gamers even further with the development of a new game-streaming service. Right now, there’s not much information to go on, but reports indicate that Amazon is currently in the process of negotiating with game publishers to nail down deals to distribute games on the service, which apparently could launch as early as next year. Of course, Amazon isn’t the only company that thinks game-streaming platforms are going to be the next big thing: Google has been working on the straightforwardly named Project Stream, while Microsoft is throwing its hat into the ring with Project xCloud, to name a couple of others. On Amazon’s front, however, the above is pretty much all we know so far, but if the rumors of a possible 2020 launch hold any … [Read more...] about Amazon is reportedly developing a game-streaming platform that could release as early as next year
According to SuperData, the gaming and interactive media industry grew by 13% last year. This is largely due to the rise of cross-platform gaming and the increasing popularity of gaming video content (GVC), esports, and virtual reality, which, says the research company “led to a dynamic market that shows no signs of slowing”. Epic Games’ immensely-popular battle royale game Fortnite also had a huge hand in the growth of the gaming industry generating “the most annual revenue of any game in history” and popularizing GVCs including live game streams and YouTube videos to the public. Here are other key takeaways from the report: “Free-to-play titles amassed 80% of digital games revenue in 2018 but premium games still performed well in Western markets. Asian mobile games helped the region earn 62% of global free-to-play revenue, while North America and Europe generated 80% of premium games revenue. Red Dead Redemption 2 earned $516M in Q4, helping to … [Read more...] about 2018 Was The Biggest Year For Games And Interactive Entertainment Says SuperData
At the beginning of the month, we were all horrified to cover the news that a Twitch streamer and (now former) Hi-Rez employee, Thomas “Elvine/Elvinelol” Cheung had been arrested and charged with a felony for using a “computer service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice child to commit illegal act.” Cheung was one of 20-odd men arrested as part of a multi-month multi-bureau undercover sting investigation in Georgia dubbed “Operation Interception,” and it boiled over in not just the SMITE community but the World of Warcraft and EVE Online communities as well, since Cheung had worked in all three in addition to streaming. Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio has up a new piece this week that runs more of the sordid details of Cheung’s charges as well as witness accounts of his relevant activities prior to the arrest, including four who said they “believed that Cheung had been using his position of power in the Warcraft community to cross … [Read more...] about Kotaku exposes the creeps of game streaming, plus the update on Elvine you didn’t want
I cannot believe what I just watched on the Youtube live-stream from Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019, as I truly believe this is a game changer for the gaming industry (if done right). Google has announced its new game streaming platform, Stadia, along with its own games studio Stadia Games and Entertainment. There are just so many parts to talk about, and it would be best to watch the whole keynote video embedded below. Otherwise, you can go through the quick summarized points I have gathered. Read on! • Stadia is the new cloud gaming platform where players can get into games without any downloads and not limited by hardware specs as well. No need for expensive GPU cards or even CPU! The key theme about Stadia really revolves around a platform for everyone. • Through Stadia, developer can make cross-platform multiplayer games, such as 1000-player battle royales across devices such as PC, TV, mobile phones, and tablets at the same time. Real-time gaming is a big thing … [Read more...] about – Google unveils new cloud gaming platform and its own games studio