Getting Started with Facebook Gaming

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So maybe you are a new streamer that loves social media, or maybe you are looking for an alternative to Twitch. Whatever your reason, Facebook Gaming provides an established platform to create your content on, especially since they have been in the social media game for over a decade now. So why Facebook? Good question! […]

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Setup and Using Twitch Channel Points

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                Are you looking for a way to allow your community to have stronger engagement options? Twitch released a wonderful feature called Channel Points that could help your viewers feel involved in the stream and increase engagement across the board!                 What exactly are Channel Points you may ask? It is a simple addition to […]

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OBS Setup

OBS Guide – The Basics

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Streaming has become a major competitor in the entertainment field. Between major streamers, pro athletes, and celebrities taking up the reigns, there’s no better time than now to begin your journey into the streaming world. OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) is a free program to use that can be set up in a few simple steps […]

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Mixer To Twitch

Mixer to Twitch Guide – Understanding the Purple Side

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With the closure of Mixer around the corner, many streamers are looking for a new home. With Twitch offering a ton of opportunities, there is no time like the present to start a new journey here. You might notice there’s a handful of differences in what Mixer offered as opposed to Twitch in both naming […]

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OBS Studio Guide

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A pivotal corner of the streaming market, Open Broadcaster Software is a completely free program that allows anyone to dive into the world of streaming. With many variations out there (OBS Studio, OBS.Live, Streamlabs OBS) it provides an open library that can be utilized for developers to provide extensions and alternatives to consumers. We will […]

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The Indie Corner: Wildermyth

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Let me introduce myself. I go by Halios and have been writing for Streamer Square for many fantastic years. My love for Indies runs deep, going back to my first PAX convention in 2014. Ever since then, I’ve been diving into the indie game scene weekly and streaming them to help people find their next […]

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Mixplay: The How-To Guide

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Now that you’ve gotten acquainted with Mixer and how to set up an account, let’s talk about one of the monumental features that made the website what it is today: Mixplay. What exactly is Mixplay? Imagine having the creative freedom to provide interactive features for your audience members. These can be simple like social media […]

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PAX West partners with Lyte to help with ticket sales

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One might think the biggest problem with going to PAX events might be travel arrangements or finding a hotel room. However, acquiring tickets has become quite the challenge. There might be small hints here and there, but there is never a concrete date as to when the tickets will go on sale. You have to […]

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overtone A New Solution to Voice Communication

Overtone: A New Solution to Voice Communication

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               The world of online communication has been a long and winding road. With the grandfather of TeamSpeak and the current parent generation of Discord, it’s interesting to see what offspring come from these. It looks like we might have a new entry with Overtone, a new kid to the block that improves on a […]

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twitch switches to net 15

Twitch Switches to Net-15 Payment Plan

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One of the struggles with being a full time, part time, or any time broadcaster is the point of payment. Previously, the standard for payment was 45 days after the last day of the month. So, if you wanted to get paid for what you’ve earned in January, you would have to wait until mid-March […]

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lightstream acquires gamewisp

Lightstream Acquires GameWisp

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Last week, we talked about Lightstream’s acquisition of Arsenal.gg, one of the leading sites in streaming statistics and data analytics. Today, Lightstream has announced yet another strong acquisition in the form of a company that recently had to close its doors: GameWisp. Lightstream didn’t specifically get the company but more the technology behind GameWisp. For […]

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lightstream acquires arsenal

Lightstream Acquires Arsenal.GG

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                Streaming itself can be hard and it’s even harder to keep track of everything during the stream when it comes to follows, subs, etc. Arsenal.gg made it super simple though by breaking down your stats in every area, including during any game that you’ve played. They made it very easy to showcase where your […]

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google stadia

Google Introduces Cloud Gaming with Stadia

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When the Switch was announced, it came with a handful of criticism. People questioned if it would be powerful enough to run the future of gaming but even more questions were introduced when Nintendo announced that you could play anywhere with the detachable screen. Flash forward to today and we now see how this concept […]

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Epic Expands Support-A-Creator Program

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Are you ready to support your favorite content creator AND buy games at the same time? Last year, Epic had announced an extension to Fortnite called Support-a-Creator, a program that provided a code for consumers to use that gave the content creator attached to that code a piece of the sale. So any skins, passes, […]

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new mod tools

Twitch Releases New Moderation Tools

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Moderators are the backbone to any great stream. Tirelessly working for the love of the stream, this job deserves so much praise and all the tools possible to make it as easy as possible. Twitch recognizes this and has released a handful of new features to make moderating a chat, even one going the speed […]

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SLOBS Releases Facebook Integration

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Building on one of the most popular streaming programs out there, StreamLabs’ very popular SLOBS is taking on native Facebook Gaming Integration to make streaming to Facebook even easier than before. It even includes full API support! For those who haven’t yet had the chance to stream to Facebook Gaming before, the process to get […]

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mixer updates embers

Mixer Updates with Embers, Chat Colors, and More

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A few months ago, Mixer dropped Season 2 where they improve upon the site wide currency Sparks as a way to support your favorite streamers. The next phase of Season 2 is dropping today and with it comes Embers and a bunch of improvements to make streaming as well as viewing a breeze So what […]

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Streamlabs Introduces Face Masks!

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What’s one of the most popular things out right now, has the masses flocking to use it and taking over the nation by force? Filters! Yes, Filters! You have them on Snapchat, on Instagram, with your coffee. Yes, Filters are the new way of expressing yourself and showing where you are or how you feel. […]

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Elgato Announces 4 New Products During CES

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Elgato made a huge announcement right before they took the stage for CES, introducing four new products to their already impressive line up of products. FOUR! Are you excited? I am! Let’s check out the products and see what they bring. Key light Lighting is an ever-evolving item in the world of streaming and entertainment. […]

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Epic Launches Games Storefront Expansion in 2019

Epic Launches Games Storefront, Expansion in 2019

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First, Epic released Fortnite: Save The World and got positive reviews about it. It’s cute art style, sassy humor, and lovable characters made it a hit. Then it released a BR mode, one that was modeled after the current genre but had certain twists that made it unique, specifically the building portion. This SKYROCKETED Epic […]

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Nintendo Lifting Restrictions on Creators Program

Nintendo Lifting Restrictions on Creators Program

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A few years ago, Nintendo decided they were going to tailor who could make content with their products via the Nintendo Creators Program. Making any content with any of their products or logos in it could result in consequences, including take down notices and channel strikes. It was a sad day for many that enjoyed […]

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Twitch Launches Extension Challenge

Twitch Launches Extension Challenge

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  Do you love your Twitch extensions and have an awesome idea for one? Do you already design them and want to see some return for your hard work? Enter the Twitch Extension Challenge, powered by Amazon Web Services. With this Challenge, participants will build and enter a Twitch extension to the best of their […]

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Twitch Updates Music Guidelines

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With the major concern of copyrighted music, Twitch has updated their Music Guidelines to better reflect the rules of what can and can’t be used while broadcasting. Failure to follow these rules may result in action being taken in accordance with the DMCA Guidelines as well as the Community Guidelines, in which muted VODs, suspension, […]

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Xsplit Releases Vcam Software

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Ever since streaming has started to gain popularity, green screens have been impressive tools that were taken advantage of for some really cool effects. Used primarily in Hollywood for movies and shows, green screens add the ability to take away your background, effectively seeing just the game or desktop that is behind the camera on […]

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