Aug 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM
Yesterday was the big day, as the new YouTube Gaming portal and app were officially released into the wild. It wasn’t long ago that a marriage between Twitch and Google’s ubiquitous video platform seemed inevitable, but when the former shocked the world and sold to Amazon, everyone knew it wouldn’t be long before YouTube found another way to grab a nice slice of the streaming market for themselves. The result is a reinvention of its own live-streaming service, complete with a new site which collects and organizes gaming based content and creators in new ways, and having spent some time with it, I must say, I’m impressed.
Aug 20, 2015 8:30:00 AM
These days, it’s hard to keep a secret. In this era of internet forums and ubiquitous camera phones, keeping the plot of the next big thing under wraps can become a next to impossible endeavor. Film scripts leak early, revealing major twists, drawing the ire and consternation of an entire fanbase. Character deaths on television shows are spoiled as the actors portraying them announce their hiring on to alternative shows, months before their demise occurs on screen. Entire movies are summarized, completely, beginning to end, on Wikipedia, days or weeks before release.
Aug 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM
As pop culture has spent the last decade shifting further and further away from television screens and on to computers, tablets and phones, one of the more interesting aspects of the phenomenon has been the strange relationship between the two generations of media. A certain level of antagonism towards traditional forms of entertainment lies at the center of the appeal when it comes to platforms like YouTube and Twitch. While the old days were dominated by tastemakers and gatekeepers, today, the landscape is being won by creators, big and small, who can take their work straight to their audience, without having to win over a room full of suits to get the opportunity, and there’s a lot of pride in that fact. The democratization of content creation is what makes the world of modern digital entertainment so spectacular and diverse.
Aug 6, 2015 8:30:00 AM
The relationship between Facebook and Youtube has become a strange one. Formerly purveyors of disparate platforms that easily fed off of each other, the former’s increasing seriousness in regards to hosting video content has transformed the sites into competitors. Enemies.
Jul 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM
You know how important Gamewisp subscribers are to your channel, and you want to reward them for getting involved. You also want to make sure that everything you give helps strengthen your community and keep your subscribers excited about coming back month after month. But you might be panicking: "What should I give them?"
Jul 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM
Jul 16, 2015 10:17:49 AM
For Minecraft content creators, offering a private server to your subscribers is one of the best incentives you can offer to your fans. Giving your audience the opportunity to play together, and with you, goes a long way towards creating a strong, self-sustaining community. But, you might not have the technical know-how to set up the server yourself. The good news is there are tons of third-party services that make setting up and managing your fan server quick and simple. Here are a few of the most popular options.
Jul 9, 2015 8:30:00 AM
Since its announcement near the end of last year, Minecraft: Story Mode has been one big mystery. Every element at the core of the franchise's power and popularity- building unique creations, playing together, ignoring any semblance of plot or long-term goals for open sand-box style adventuring, even its malleability when it comes to mods- seems absent, at least when it comes to the concept. Throw in the fact that the game would be developed by Telltale, a studio that’s spent the last few years single-handedly revitalizing the point-and-click genre with epic storytelling, complex cascading choice systems, and deep, brilliantly executed conversation mechanics, and they really had me wondering whether “Story Mode” was really where Minecraft needed to go.
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