Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Microsoft is shutting down its streaming game service called Mixer. It's not something I ever used (I game on the Steam platform) so I can't exactly judge the impact, but I can understand how hard it is for the clients and customers when a platform is discontinued (and on a related note, I wouldn't be surprised to see Google's Stadia streaming game platform discontinued as well). Also, people are not happy to see the tech moving to Facebook; "this has angered a large section of the hardcore gaming community, where a general distrust of Facebook is commonplace." The big winner in all this is probably Twitch, which should absorb the majority of the post-Mixer traffic.

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2020 04:54 a.m.