Steam Broadcasting is Valve's answer to Twitch, available now in beta

By Shawn Knight
Dec 2, 2014
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  1. Amazon certainly dealt Google a blow earlier this year when it swooped in and purchased Twitch out from under the search giant over the summer. There's no denying that the live streaming video platform is immensely popular but could there be...

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  2. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 350   +103

    It's not the be all end all, but it's a good way of playing a game with friends observing. Able to basically promote a game while playing it, and friends can hang out watching you. Especially helpful for those who get stuck in games, or just want to learn something they otherwise can't do properly.

    They give you direct access to their feed, but at the same time a link to the store too. So if it's a multiplayer game, you can see if it's worth buying and likely join in the fun. Other than that, it's not going to muscle out Twitch. Not by a long shot, PCGamer even did their own piece on it. Which I recommend reading, sure this is beta and things will likely change from feedback.

    Just wish they would listen to people, who have talked about numerous things for years. IE: Font size control and such, without having to constantly adjust it manually.
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Does Valve make games anymore?
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    They found out thats the fools way of making money.
    davislane1 likes this.
  5. GreenArrow

    GreenArrow TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +30

    Would be awesome if it was supported with Firefox. but I guess they will get to that.

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