For this episode of Game-Wisdom Live, it’s been a crazy week of podcasts, live talks and more. We talked about some of the games we’ve been playing, before having a discussion on streaming games.
Streaming games has become a major part of the industry in recent years. For consumers, it’s given them another avenue to experience games. Streamers have become big names and have even turned it into a job. Through streaming, developers have another way to advertise their games and get them noticed by the public.
But just like the rest of the industry, this movement has spread rapidly in every which way and raises an important debate: Are gamers entitled to stream? Read more…
Today’s Industry Insight looks at the disconnect of writing about video games and the industry and making games for a living. I talked about the kind of fall of mainstream game journalism and how it has impacted people learning about video games.
Today’s Industry Insight looks at the news of Tencent trying to rebrand its distribution platform to compete with Steam. If you don’t know about Tencent, I talked about the company and how they are a very big deal when it comes to online and multiplayer games. We also discussed what this could mean going forward with the Steam Direct changes planned by Valve.