Valve launches Steam.TV, intends for it to compete with Twitch

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    It seems Valve is currently working on quite a few interesting projects, lately. The most recent one of which just went into beta today, and is called Steam.TV. Currently, it can only host DOTA 2 streams, and is having connection issues, but it appears to be a service that wants to eventually compete with the streaming titan, Twitch, or, alternatively, follow the trend like YouTube Gaming had. There's chat integration, with both viewers, or limited to Steam friends only. If you check it out, you can see The International, a DOTA 2 tournament, being streamed live.
     
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  1. supergamer368

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    I can see already that this isn’t going to work out too well. Maybe Valve should stick to what they’re good at instead of trying every gaming concept under the sun.
     
  2. Hells Malice

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    Twitch is in a very strong position right now. This is just a complete waste of manpower. They'd be better off trying to replace Youtube, which is just begging to be replaced.
     
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    Twitch has a deathgrip on the market, especially with the subs, and donations, lootboxes and prime subs, and everything, really. They also have the infrastructure to support it as well. Valve...well, hasn't always had the best servers.

    Too little, too late, for Valve/Steam.
     
  5. supergamer368

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    Exactly. Watch this fade from existence in a month or less just for Valve to spend money on another ill-fated project.
     
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    What, I can't hear you over my Steam Links and Steam Machines, or the new style of Steam sales
     
  7. supergamer368

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    Don’t forget Steam controllers! The best controllers ever made!
    “Listen, we at Valve have been listening, now we’re launching SteamROMs and SteavientArt to compete with even more people”
    (and SteamHub)
     
  8. TunaKetchup

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    Lots of popular twitch streams no longer stream on twitch due to being banned or other stuff

    Ice Poseidon is a good example
     
  9. jt_1258

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    so they tried to copy discord and now twitch...who's next XD
     
  10. Apache Thunder

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    Now I can stream quality titles like Skyscraper Simulator, Airport Simulator, Agricultural Simulator 2013, and all of my favorite asset flips. Oh joy I can't wait! :P
     
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    To be fair, I did buy a Steam Link... but it was like 95% off.
     
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    You know what, this makes me mad. Now I’M going to start a streaming service. It’ll be called bub.tv.... yeah, yeah I like it. The network will be down 99.9% of germs the time and the only game streamable is Bubsy 3D. I mean, It’ll work considering anybody can make a cruddy streaming service, right?
     
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    hey man I really like the steam controller, its the best controller for playing non FPS PC games on the couch and there are a lot of people out there who hold the same mindset
     
  14. Priestiality

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    Man, remember when Valve made games? I miss that.
     
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    Inb4 SteamTube, Steamit, Steam console, Hot & Steamy®, and Steam (disambiguation).
     
  16. MikaDubbz

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    Too late Valve. If you jumped in not long after Twitch originally debuted, you might have had a chance, but at this point you might as well be a new platform trying to compete with Youtube... its simply never going to compare.
     
  17. Sonic Angel Knight

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    But does this mean we can stream the games that twitch won't allow like Yandere Simulator? :creep:
     
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  18. VitaType

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    Or they could try something really crazy and develop games instead of making SaaMP's (Service as a Money Printer) ;)
     
  19. kuwanger

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    As stupid as I think this is, I don't really get Twitch as far as actual usage. I mean going by some of the stats (average 15 million daily users, 95 minutes per user per day) and you have figures only marginally better than 60 Minutes (7.5 million viewers, obviously 60 minutes) or Big Brother (5.6 million viewers, also 60 minutes) and that's for only one country. Youtube at over 1 billion hours of video a day, around 1 billion mobile users, etc just massively eclipses it. That Google own efforts to capture the Twitch market have been pretty horrible may just be that Twitch is too niche to exert a lot of changes to accommodate it.

    And I say this liking Twitch...sometimes. Poker, old TV shows, and autoplay "most popular" videos? Really? *sigh* And the actual user experience is pretty atrocious when I can't block 99% of games I have zero interest in. If someone who had the infrastructure were interested, I think it'd be pretty trivial to overcome most of what Twitch lacks and own the market mostly by just getting more users. *shrugs*
     
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