Mixer Streaming Service - shut down/sold to Facebook. MS keep the tech.

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by Garth » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:43 pm

Garth wrote:I think this is really about the future cloud gaming battle, with Amazon, Google and Microsoft looking to provide their own cloud gaming services where people can click through and instantly play the games they're watching others stream. Amazon is apparently working on their own cloud gaming service to integrate with Twitch, Google is integrating Stadia with YouTube, and Mixer wasn't popular enough so Xcloud is going with the only other real player left, Facebook.

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Key to this vision is our Project xCloud technology, which we see delivering games to all kinds of screens and windows in your life, including those on Facebook. Gaming is already part of our social fabric, and Project xCloud can take you from discussing a new game – whether it’s a funny in-game moment posted by a friend, an ad, or an ongoing stream – directly to playing it. In the future, through the power of Xbox Live and Project xCloud, we see there being just one click between “I’m watching” and “I’m playing.”

In the meantime, we will continue to invest time, energy, and resources to bring Project xCloud to global scale through Azure. We’re always testing new features and learning, and we’re excited to explore further as we look to debut click-to-play scenarios within the Facebook Gaming and Instagram communities.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/06/22/ ... ng-vision/

xCloud all over Instagram as well could be pretty big in future. Maybe Whatsapp too down the line, who knows.

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by Venom » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:09 pm

This was always on the cards when you compared livestream viewership across the platforms although I thought Microsoft would let it drag on for another couple of years, I guess closing shop any later and it could have tarnished the Xbox brand. I think the pattern is that when Microsoft tries to launch a competitor to the market leader, eg Zune, Windows Phone, Surface RT it faces an insurmountable challenge to fight an established product. But when it buys an already successful platform, LinkedIn, Minecraft, it works out better.

Ninja must be laughing at his pay day! I suspect he will want to return to Twitch as its where he started and he needs to stream to work. But now that Mixer is dead, Twitch and YouTube Gaming wont be in a rush to make him an offer as he needs them more than they need him.

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by rinks » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:14 pm

Pretty much everything about monied game streaming makes me want to spew.

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by Mafro » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:18 pm

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by Jenuall » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:21 pm

I'd heard of Mixer but never used it. Never even heard of Facebook gaming though! :lol:

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by Knoyleo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:43 pm

Never used mixer, and I can't really stand twitch, although I've kind of come round to it for miniature painting/art streams, but I'm absolutely fuming about that thick twat Ninja making bank yet again.


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PostRe: Mixer Streaming Service - shut down/sold to Facebook. MS keep the tech.
by Memento Mori » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:59 am

The announcement of its closure was the first time I'd ever heard of Mixer.

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by KK » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:07 am

How on earth does streaming yourself playing a videogame make so much money? And why would I want to spend hours watching someone else playing a videogame I could be playing myself? IT MAKES NO SENSE!

I hope this “Facebook Gaming” doesn’t become strongly integrated into the Xbox dash. :dread:

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by Photek » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:21 am

KK wrote:How on earth does streaming yourself playing a videogame make so much money? And why would I want to spend hours watching someone else playing a videogame I could be playing myself? IT MAKES NO SENSE!

Well, like, it's more than just watching a video game being played. Some streamers are genuinely hilarious and others branch into politics and such too.

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by KK » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 am

Photek wrote:...and others branch into politics and such too.

Bloody hell, it’s even worse than I thought.

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by andretmzt » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:53 am

KK wrote:How on earth does streaming yourself playing a videogame make so much money? And why would I want to spend hours watching someone else playing a videogame I could be playing myself? IT MAKES NO SENSE!

I hope this “Facebook Gaming” doesn’t become strongly integrated into the Xbox dash. :dread:


For my perspective, it is a lot more relaxing to watch someone else play certain games. I can also get an idea of what some game play like. There's the community side to it as well, even if that is being a complete and utter waste of oxygen. And that is just it really. You can, with a lot of time and effort (and money I suppose), create something that will appeal to a lot of people, so of whom will subscribe or donate. If you get big enough, maybe companies will sponsor you, just like they sponsor anyone else who has a large following. I don't see why it would be any different to other forms of entertainment. Why would I spend £20 to go watch Birmingham City when I could go watch Stourbridge for £5, or even go to the park and play myself.

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by Trelliz » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:55 am

KK wrote:How on earth does streaming yourself playing a videogame make so much money? And why would I want to spend hours watching someone else playing a videogame I could be playing myself? IT MAKES NO SENSE!

I hope this “Facebook Gaming” doesn’t become strongly integrated into the Xbox dash. :dread:


They create para-social relationship structures with their audience who feel a sense of connection with these people, despite them being entirely separate and unknown. They act like friends to people in exchange for money and an impression of community. This is accelerated by corporate sponsorship/marketing who see them as a new vector to sell stuff to an audience who are increasingly immune to conventional advertising. As much as I don't want to link everything to Guy Debord, but it really is The Society of the Spectacle in action:

https://libcom.org/library/society-of-the-spectacle-debord-one

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation

The reigning economic system is a vicious circle of isolation. Its technologies are based on isolation, and they contribute to that same isolation. From automobiles to television, the goods that the spectacular system chooses to produce also serve it as weapons for constantly reinforcing the conditions that engender “lonely crowds.” With ever-increasing concreteness the spectacle recreates its own presuppositions.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:15 am

andretmzt wrote:
KK wrote:How on earth does streaming yourself playing a videogame make so much money? And why would I want to spend hours watching someone else playing a videogame I could be playing myself? IT MAKES NO SENSE!

I hope this “Facebook Gaming” doesn’t become strongly integrated into the Xbox dash. :dread:


For my perspective, it is a lot more relaxing to watch someone else play certain games. I can also get an idea of what some game play like. There's the community side to it as well, even if that is being a complete and utter waste of oxygen. And that is just it really. You can, with a lot of time and effort (and money I suppose), create something that will appeal to a lot of people, so of whom will subscribe or donate. If you get big enough, maybe companies will sponsor you, just like they sponsor anyone else who has a large following. I don't see why it would be any different to other forms of entertainment. Why would I spend £20 to go watch Birmingham City when I could go watch Stourbridge for £5, or even go to the park and play myself.

This word is something that irks me about streaming as well. They're not charities, so why are they called donations? You're paying someone for providing an entertainment service, not feeding the poor.

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by Karl_ » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:18 am

Trelliz wrote:As much as I don't want to link everything to Guy Debord


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by Photek » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:37 am

KK wrote:I hope this “Facebook Gaming” doesn’t become strongly integrated into the Xbox dash. :dread:

Nope, they advise to use the Twitch app to stream after Mixers is gone on 22nd July.

Twitter users (I presume Trolling) thinking you'll need a FB account to sign into a Series X console! :lol: :fp:

My problem is, they prob leave the next Series X show till after that date! :x

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by SerialCeler » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:52 pm

KK wrote:How on earth does streaming yourself playing a videogame make so much money? And why would I want to spend hours watching someone else playing a videogame I could be playing myself? IT MAKES NO SENSE!


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by andretmzt » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:12 pm

Knoyleo wrote:This word is something that irks me about streaming as well. They're not charities, so why are they called donations? You're paying someone for providing an entertainment service, not feeding the poor.


Good point, I've never thought about that. Perhaps they associate tips with adult webcams, which to be honest is what some of these streams tend towards...

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PostRe: Mixer Streaming Service - shut down/sold to Facebook. MS keep the tech.
by Monkey Man » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:15 pm



Not a surprise, hopefully they integrate general streaming to twitch etc in mixers place. Optional of course.

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