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"Titanfall" represents over 10 million of those minutes

Microsoft's Xbox One console and live streaming video platform Twitch have proved to be a good couple with 23 million minutes of gameplay videos in just one week.

According to Xbox Wire, over 108,000 Twitch members used Xbox One to stream video to the Internet in the first week after app update went live on March 10. This accounted for 22 percent of Twitch’s unique broadcasters in the same period of time. 

On the first day of availability, the Xbox One represented 30 percent of all streaming channels on Twitch. This includes more than 2.7 million minutes broadcast from Xbox One March 10-11, which is the most ever for a Twitch console app in its first day. 

Microsoft added that the average Twitch broadcast on Xbox One is 28 minutes -- nearly as long as the average American TV sitcom.


[SOURCE: Xbox Wire]

“We have always considered enabling live streaming directly from consoles to be a key step in unlocking the ability for all gamers to share their experiences,” said Emmett Shear, Founder and CEO of Twitch.

“Yet we never imagined the popularity would spread as fast as it has. Microsoft has really helped drive this expansion, and the great system architecture of Xbox One has allowed us to build a really great broadcasting experience with a robust feature set. We’re all very excited about working with Microsoft to continue rolling out new features on the platform.”

The Xbox One's most popular game to broadcast so far is sci-fi shooter "Titanfall," which represented more than 10 million of the 23 million minutes of video streamed from Xbox Ones globally. 

Source: Xbox Wire



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Must be some ploy by MS
By atechfan on 4/2/2014 1:13:42 PM , Rating: 4
They probably rigged all those XBox Ones gathering dust on store shelves to stream fake gameplay. After all, it is a well known fact that nobody actually buys them.




RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By stm1185 on 4/2/14, Rating: 0
RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By quiksilvr on 4/2/2014 1:43:08 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, here we go. Flame wars get me all hot and bothered *unzips pants*.


RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By Mitch101 on 4/2/14, Rating: 0
RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By invidious on 4/2/2014 3:15:29 PM , Rating: 2
As if it even matters which major console anyone uses. Both platforms are underpowered and overpriced.


RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By atechfan on 4/2/2014 4:28:41 PM , Rating: 2
I don't wanna live is a world where the /s tag is needed.


RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By bah12 on 4/2/14, Rating: 0
RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By atechfan on 4/2/2014 7:02:47 PM , Rating: 3
Funny, writers have been using irony, sarcasm, and many other devices which you would probably claim require voice inflection successfully for millennia. Why is that?

The fact I stated that consoles still sitting in the box, not powered up, were the source of the Twitch streams should have made it obvious I wasn't serious. I was taking a jab at those who claim MS is lying about Xbox One sales numbers based on seeing some boxes in their local Best Buy.

I shouldn't have to explain this. Perhaps you should stick to See Spot Run in the future. Seems more in line with your reading level.


RE: Must be some ploy by MS
By TSS on 4/3/2014 7:07:26 AM , Rating: 2
You're not being sarcastic. You're just being an asshole.


Titanfall....
By inperfectdarkness on 4/2/2014 3:13:27 PM , Rating: 1
I remember when Titanfall was first released 10 years ago. Back then, it was was a PC-only release & went by the strangely abbreviated moniker of UT2K4. I remember the "matrix moves" mod that let you run up walls & hover in midair...

FPS's just haven't advanced much in the past decade...




RE: Titanfall....
By Mitch101 on 4/2/2014 4:42:23 PM , Rating: 2
Play Left 4 Dead it will revive your faith that a FPS can be fun again.


RE: Titanfall....
By coburn_c on 4/2/2014 6:12:12 PM , Rating: 2
Left 4 Dead, Created by Turtle Rock Studios.. which Valve promptly bought and shut down, scattering its developers to the four winds.

Real faith reviving stuff.

It's like Valve actively works to prevent games being made.


RE: Titanfall....
By atechfan on 4/2/2014 7:22:26 PM , Rating: 2
Turtle Rock Studios....3 words. Half Life 3 confirmed!!!

Sorry, couldn't resist.


RE: Titanfall....
By TSS on 4/3/2014 7:20:00 AM , Rating: 2
I quit left 4 dead in agony after i realised i survived zombies longer with bots then with teammates. I hate it when i'm forced to work together with people that don't know how to work together. It's only fun when your definition of "fun" doesn't include competitiveness.

Comparing Titalfall to UT2K4 is blasphemy as far as i'm concirned too. UT2K4 had far more gameplay modes, content and replayability. Not to mention being a proper arena shooter without the need for either AI, mechs or teammates. Or a auto aiming pistol that causes the balance of just about all other weapons to be messed up. Which are mostly hit-scan, anyway.

As far as i'm concirned the only good FPS released in the past decade since UT2K4 was Shadow warrior. Real shame that wasn't multiplayer, though single player was fun enough. Good gameplay, good balance, good story. Still... it's only a shadow (pun intended) of the arena shooters of old.


RE: Titanfall....
By atechfan on 4/5/2014 5:54:32 AM , Rating: 2
Not every shooter has to be an arena shooter. While UT2K$ was fun, I'd hate for every shooter to come after to be a clone.


Wait...
By Motoman on 4/4/2014 5:33:56 PM , Rating: 2
...what is this thing doing?

Are people streaming the game they're playing to the internet...and then other people are just sitting there watching it? Sitting there...watching someone else play a video game?

Please tell me I have greatly misunderstood this thing.




RE: Wait...
By atechfan on 4/5/2014 5:57:26 AM , Rating: 2
You hit the nail right on the head. Twitch is about watching other people play games.


RE: Wait...
By Motoman on 4/5/2014 2:34:17 PM , Rating: 2
OK. Then the next question is obvious:

Why in the f%ck would anyone sit down and watch *someone else who isn't even in their house* play a video game? For half an hour at a time?

What in the f%ck is wrong with people?!


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