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#1 William Dogood

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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:26 PM

So looks like this is happening.

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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:30 PM

Don't really have much of an opinion on this honestly, but hopefully this doesn't turn to shit.


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#3 Toamto

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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:32 PM

I'll be fine with it if they allow twitch to be maintained as a separate entity, I know a few google-owned sites/services are.
 
Hopefully this also means twitch can upgrade their infrastructure and not have half-minute+ delays on all their streams.

EDIT: The only real concern is the ContentID system, depending on if it's implemented and how it's handled if it is.

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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:43 PM

With the withdrawal of Google+ from everything I'm not that worried about this.


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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:49 PM

Dunno, Google is pretty trigger-happy with copyright takedowns on Youtube.

Having the king of content id at the helm of the biggest game streaming website on the internet sounds like seppuku to me.

 

Either that or hypocrisy.



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Posted July 24 2014 - 03:55 PM

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like "sources familiar with the matter" is an incredibly dubious citation? Anyone could make that up, even from within the companies.


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Posted July 24 2014 - 04:44 PM

I'm not worried about the Content ID thing with Twitch. If this is even true (which I'm still skeptical about), it's hard to do something about a live broadcast. It's not like YouTube where the reported item isn't going anywhere.


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Posted August 06 2014 - 05:24 PM

Moving from the Rants thread discussion of twitch, and for those just now hearing 4-hour-old news, they've gone ahead and implemented the contentID system.

 

VODs have also changed; normal people get 14 days of storage, partners get 60. However, many VODs are also being deleted whether they were inactive or not, contrary to what twitch claimed they would do.

 

While the changes only affects VODs at the moment, many people are already jumping ship to hitbox.tv. It's probably only a matter of time before they interfere with live broadcasts.

 

Also, related to how dumb and broken contentID is:

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Posted August 06 2014 - 05:33 PM

That Twitter screencap is echoing the Youtube situation from a few months back pretty strongly. You would think they would at least try to make it better but no, here we go again with the takedowns that not even the original creators wanted.


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Posted August 06 2014 - 06:10 PM

I wonder how this will effect charity streams such as AGDQ if they do start messing with live broadcasts. I can't help but think this will impact them very badly if they start harming charity events.


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Posted August 06 2014 - 06:14 PM

Wow, i didn't expected shit to hit the fan so quickly. Well fucking done Google....


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Posted August 06 2014 - 07:42 PM

Welp, I registered on Hitbox.


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Posted August 07 2014 - 02:11 AM

I fucken knew it. There goes Twitch. Now it'll only be good for sponsored content (tournaments, channels being shills for AAA publishers and whatnot), making it less interesting than cable TV. Say goodbye to Vinesauce & co.

The silver lining is that, unlike Youtube, Twitch does have strong competitors (ie Hitbox).

 

Dishonor on the previous owners of Twitch, and also their families and cows.

They knew Google would apply their draconian, scattershot contentID policies to their site, and thought $1b was more important than their user base.



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Posted August 07 2014 - 07:04 AM

Well, to be fair ager, I can't blame them for going for the 1 billion.
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Posted August 07 2014 - 09:10 AM

Well, to be fair ager, I can't blame them for going for the 1 billion.

It's disappointing. They could have put in some clauses to keep this shit from happening. But they didn't.


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Posted August 25 2014 - 12:28 PM

IT WASN'T GOOGLE, IT WAS AMAZON

 

http://www.joystiq.c...rect=no&oswrr=1

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Posted August 25 2014 - 12:50 PM

Well that's interesting. Amazon does some evil shit too but at least they don't have the record that Google does... Then again, Amazon doesn't have much of a record at all with this kind of stuff. I'm not sure if I should be nervous or what.

 

At least it's not Google. But I'm still holding onto that Hitbox account.


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Posted August 25 2014 - 01:21 PM

Don't care who it is as long as that audio detection bullshit is still in place. It's worse now though since now both companies are assholes. 


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