Twitch today announced that its integration into PlayStation 4 has seen more than 100,000 new video game streamers join its service. In the month of November, Twitch grew from 600,000 total broadcasters to over 700,000.
TechCrunch confirmed with the company that the delta from 600,000 to 700,000 contained 100,000 broadcasters unique to the PlayStation 4. Given that the console launched on November 15, the tally is impressive.
According to Twitch, PlayStation 4 users now broadcast around 10 percent of all content on its platform.
Keiji Inafune’s KAIO: King Of Pirates is now set to release in 2014, the game’s developer has confirmed.
The Mega Man creator’s 3DS pirate game has been delayed numerous times since it was first revealed in 2011, and some believed the project had been quietly abandoned.
However, the game’s official website has been updated to say ‘Release date: 2014′, as spotted by Gematsu.
YouTube, game publishers and video creators have always had something of an uneasy relationship. Video content creators, those who make gameplay videos or review games on YouTube, have gone through approved services like Machinima to make games content for years now. They can often make lots of money doing so, and have been usually protected under fair use, or the idea that their work helps sell the product they’re talking about.
That’s all changed this week, however, as something has finally snapped. YouTube has sent out thousands upon thousands of copyright notices on gameplay videos to content creators both famous and amateur. YouTube staples who have made hundreds of videos with few copyright complaints are now suddenly drowning in them, as part of YouTube’s new crackdown on previously unenforced gameplay video restrictions.