Remember Mixer? That game streaming platform Microsoft was aggressively pushing as an alternative to Twitch, that felt more like the next Bing? Our gut feelings were correct…the thing just Binged itself.
Even though YouTube has become to go-to destination in terms of video content, the site has been slow to introduce new features in recent times. Services such as Periscope, Facebook, and Twitter have already been allowing their users to stream video content from anywhere using their mobile devices, but YouTube is now jumping fully onboard by launching their own version of the service.
It is now possible for those playing any of Blizzard Entertainment’s modern titles to stream their footage directly to Facebook. The news means that users will be able to share their gameplay with their friends using Facebook Live, in an exclusive arrangement between the two companies.
As part of a 360 degree video initiative this week, Facebook has released a number of 360 degree videos in its official News Feed. This includes a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 360 degree video experience, which you can check out online at this link. The video was created by Disney and Lucasfilm and is based on the upcoming sequel.
Oculus has today announced that their long-awaited virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, will not be made available to consumers until at least 2016. Reports over the last year have suggested the device would hit store shelves in 2015 but this new information confirms that isn’t the case. The company also declined to give a firm release date other than the first quarter of 2016, what specifications the consumer version will have or exactly how much it will cost.
Have you ever known someone whose Facebook page presented them in a way that you know isn’t really them?
Hey, did you play Watch Dogs? There’s a minor spoiler in the next paragraph, so skip it if you want. It’s not big enough to spoil your enjoyment of the game.
Red Fly Studio has announced that the PlayStation 3 version of downloadable brawler Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will no longer be available for purchase on September 24th.(more…)
Still pondering over PlayStation’s “When Worlds Collide” riddle? Well, tell your brain to stand down; Insomniac Games is developing a new Ratchet & Clank game entitled Into the Nexus.(more…)
Yesterday, City Interactive, the Polish developer that brought us the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series, revealed that its next game Alien Rage will be available via the PlayStation Store, Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Steam worldwide on September 24th – only to promptly retract the announcement.(more…)
It has been revealed that the voice behind Crystal Dynamics’ Lara Croft is none other than Camilla Anne Luddington, best known for her performance as royal Kate Middleton in 2011 film William & Kate.(more…)
2K Games today announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization WorldTM for Facebook, the newest entry from the genre-defining strategy-based franchise, is now available. Civilization World takes the series’ famously addictive style of gameplay and makes it easier than ever to play with friends on the world’s largest social platform.