Amazon buying twitch will no doubt make it worse over time (looks at forced ads added, even for non affiliates, thats pure income for amazon). That said isnt mixer owned by microsoft, or "lets make all console games get mmo fees" company? That said competition (adless) is mostly for the benefit of consumers.
I dunno. It was like Pew going to DLive for a day or so and it didn't do much good for them. I can see Mixer doing a bit better, but damn it's not user friendly for new viewers. You have different currencies, stickers or whatever, hypezone (where I feel it's all over the place), but I do give it credit for co-streaming with anyone instead of just partnered folks only.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. I'm sure he'll be getting 5-10K viewers over there but as time goes on I'm curious whether this will remain steady / increase or slowly bleed away as time goes on. As much as people talk a good game about liking competition, they still seem to be creatures of habit at heart and gravitate back to whatever services they normally use. Guess we'll see.
I don't know how much the rest of you know about streaming culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an asshole. If you screw someone over on stream, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.
What this means is the streaming public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase subscriptions for either platform, nor will they purchase any of Ninja's swag. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Ninja has alienated an entire market with this move.
Ninja, publicly apologize and cancel FFXIII for 360 or you can kiss your business goodbye.
Welp, Twitch is not happy - they've removed all his twitch account perks, his channels emoticons, no more subscribe button. So it seems they've actively nuked his account from orbit, rather than just leaving it inactive. I wonder what happens to folks who had subscribed and had time remaining, refunding perhaps?
Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video-game live streams to Microsoft's Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry.
Interested to see if this will elevate Mixer, I have my doubts but anything is possible. Fortnite is one game with a very particular crowd and I’m not so sure how dedicated they are to a platform or personality....
I suppose it depends on what the first few kids decide, then the rest will follow... like sheep. Mindless sheep.