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Smite starter gods overview stream this Tuesday night
4 months ago

Smite starter gods overview stream this Tuesday night

We post our streaming schedule each week, however, we'd like to start highlighting at least one of our more unique streams each week. Join us Tuesday from 10PM EST …
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XBLA Fans Streaming Schedule: 4/14-4/19
5 months ago

XBLA Fans Streaming Schedule: 4/14-4/19

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We would like to welcome Razor Priest to the XBLAFans Stream Team today. We are looking forward to seeing some awesome content from him soon. Also big thanks to everyone who joined us Saturday and made that such a success. I hope to see you guys around more this week. Big shoutout to all our new subs!

In addition to our scheduled streams below we also sometimes do impromptu streams. The best way to stay informed of those is to follow XBLA Fans on Twitter and follow us on Twitch.

If there is a game you want to see streamed, please contact us.

All times are listed in EST.

Tuesday 4/14

  • 5p – 7p K4rn4ge – Project Root (Early Look)
  • 7P-10P The Snapple Cap -Volgarr the Viking
  • 12A-3A Cain141 – Smite + Friends

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Should game developers let everyone stream every part of every game?
5 months ago

Should game developers let everyone stream every part of every game?

Last month, XBLA Fans was streaming Resident Evil Revelations 2 on our Twitch channel when something unexpected happened: the feed abruptly cut to the pause screen pictured above. XBLA Fans' Michael Cheng hadn't stopped playing and was still attempting to actively broadcast gameplay, so we knew something external was affecting the stream.

That something was Capcom. The game's developer-slash-publisher, in an effort to minimize gamers' exposure to certain scenes that are critical to determining what ending players receive, blocks segments of Revelations 2 from being streamed via the Xbox Twitch app. Capcom kicks all Xbox Twitch streams to the pause screen during the final boss fight, cutscenes, credits and after-credits cutscene. Speaking with XBLA Fans, a representative for the company explained that it wants to "give players a pure and un-spoiled experience," so it "chose to disable the native capture so that video sharing during those segments was limited."

This got us thinking: how do other ID@Xbox game developers view Twitch streaming? Are they worried about potential gameplay or story segments being ruined for viewers? We asked a few developers if they had official Twitch policies and whether or not they felt streamers were helping their games to find larger audiences. Official stances on Twitch were a bit mixed, but everyone we talked to agreed that streaming could benefit them. One in particular, however, cautioned against giving streaming codes to anyone and everyone and noted that not all games companies need help from streamers.

Of streams and spoilers

Tales from the Borderlands

There is perhaps no ID@Xbox developer more well-known for story-driven experiences than Telltale Games. Unfortunately, the studio that popularized episodic game releases declined to comment directly on the issue. Telltale, however, did partner with The Nerdist to stream the entirety of the first Tales from the Borderlands episode a week ahead of its release last November. It also got together with voice actors Troy Baker and Laura Bailey to stream the second episode a few days after its release late last month. It remains to be seen whether or not Telltale will be so eager to stream the season's surely spoiler-filled final episode in full, but its past actions paint a picture of a studio that does not shy away from streaming spoilers.

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Opinion: Xbox One to PC streaming is almost too good to be true
7 months ago

Opinion: Xbox One to PC streaming is almost too good to be true

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. Your Xbox One games will soon be stream-able to any Windows 10 PC or tablet. If you weren't able to watch the Windows 10 Consumer Preview on Wednesday the 21st, then you missed out. It was a great show, and a lot of cool stuff was revealed for the Windows 10 platform.

The entire time I was watching, I had this feeling that streaming Xbox One games would finally be announced. Just before Phil Spencer — head of Xbox — said the magic words, I tweeted this:

before

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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-3
10 months ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-3

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, November 4th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Minecraft with Marshall.

Thursday, November 6th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Killer Instinct with Jen.


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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-27
10 months ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-27

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 29th @ 9:00 pm (CST) – Defense Grid 2 with Marshall.

Thursday October 30th @ 9:00 pm (CST) – Warframe with …
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-13
11 months ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-13

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 14th @ 8:00 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Marshall. This week: Minecraft: Xbox One edition – Join me again!


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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 9-29
11 months ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 9-29

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, September 30th @ 8:00 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Marshall. This week: Defense Grid 2 – As promised, back again …
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 9-22
12 months ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 9-22

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This week's schedule is as follows: Tuesday, September 23rd @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Marshall. This week: Defense Grid 2 – Released today!

If there …
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 9-8
12 months ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 9-8

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This week's schedule is as follows: Tuesday, September 9th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Scott / Marshall. This week: Pinball FX2 featuring the new Walking …
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