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XBLA Fans Streaming Schedule: 4/14-4/19
4 years 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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XBLA Fans’ 12-hour hunt for achievements stream this Saturday

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We posted about this briefly in our Twitch schedule; however, I wanted to update everyone on tomorrow’s stream. We will be hunting down as many Achievements as possible from likely near a dozen different games. Nothing is pre-prepared, so we aren’t going for any kind of world record here. It should be a fun stream highlighting a lot of awesome titles, many of which have very easy Gamerscore.

We also had a bunch of awesome developers send us a ton of giveaway codes for the stream, which we will be giving away throughout the full 12-hour marathon. Just to highlight some of those games which you will for sure see during the stream as well as in giveaways: Roundabout, LA Cops, The Escapists, Dive Kick, and Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers. We also have another half a dozen games we will be running through.

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Should game developers let everyone stream every part of every game?
4 years 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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XBLA Fans Streaming Schedule for 3/23 to 3/29

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The XBLA Fans Twitch Stream Team has grown drastically in recent months thanks to the support of our viewers. I’d love to personally encourage each of our readers to check out at least one broadcast this week. We will be updating the site on a weekly basis with a plethora of streams for you to enjoy.

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.

Monday 3/23

  • 5p – 8p White Night with K4rn4ge
  • 8p – 12a Ziggurat with Zero (Till he passes out)

Tuesday 3/24

  • 12p – 5p Smite with Zero
  • 7p-10p Jet Car Stunts + Giveaway with Cain141
  • 10p – 1a Slender: the Arrival with Snapplecap

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#IDARB review (Xbox One)
5 years ago

#IDARB review (Xbox One)

#IDARB is scheduled for release on Xbox One in February 2015 and will be free for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers. It was developed by Other Ocean Interactive (and the people of the internet) and published by Other Ocean Interactive. A copy of the game was provided by Other Ocean for review purposes.

#IDARB for ID@Xbox

Based on what I have read over the past week or two, the gaming press have been generally disappointed by a lack of both quality and innovation across almost all platforms in 2014. Many of the most anticipated games of last year were sequels or remakes. Worse still, almost all of the triple-A holiday releases were clearly rushed, unfinished and in some cases almost entirely unplayable. It seems fitting to me then that one of the first key indie releases of 2015, #IDARB, is the complete opposite of these bloated, cynical big-studio productions in every way. Let me tell you all about it.

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Twitch on Xbox One app receives major update
5 years ago

Twitch on Xbox One app receives major update

By  •  Videos, News

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Xbox One’s Twitch app just received a huge update yesterday that brings a slew of new features to Xbox One gamers. Weather you’re an established broadcaster on Twitch, a sporadic viewer or have just picked up an Xbox One and are new to the whole idea of streaming gameplay, this update has something for you.

The main new feature of the app is advanced broadcast filtering. For example, have you ever wanted to watch the #1 Call of Duty player in the world? Maybe you’re hoping that watching will help you pick up a few tips and tricks that will improve your game. Well, now you will be able to do just that. Searching for the #1-ranked player, or the highest K/D, or a gamer driving a specific car in The Crew just became that much easier with the Twitch for Xbox One app and the advanced broadcast filters. If you’re completely new to Twitch and just starting broadcasting this update will also help gamers find you, as viewers now have the ability to filter by skill.

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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-17
5 years ago

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 11-17

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This week’s schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, November 19th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Pure Pool with Marshall “Intelektgaming” Britt.

Thursday, November 20th @ 5:00 pm (CST) – Terraria …
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 10-27
5 years 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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November Xbox One update is all about you

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Xbox One November update

November’s Xbox One update is opening up new options to show off who you are online and change the look of your console interface. There’s also some new ways to watch content through the OneGuide. Here is the rundown:

You can now suit up your profile with your Location and Bio like on the Xbox 360, but you also have a “Showcase” that rolls clips from Game DVR or your notable Achievements as soon as someone looks at your profile. This can be customized with whatever content you want. Speaking of Game DVR, you can finally share your clips to Twitter straight from your console. Nice!

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