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Xbox One streamers can now use a third-party USB camera

When it comes to streaming games, both the Xbox One and PS4 can easily broadcast their gameplay to services like Twitch and YouTube. But to be a professional streamer with a large audience, gamers also need to use a camera and mic to communicate with their viewers. While these secondary functions are usually handled by a PC, Microsoft is making it a bit easier to do it all from the console itself by introducing support …

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Xbox One gets third-party camera support for game streaming

Mixer, formerly known as Beam, lags far behind Twitch in popularity. For most streamers, then, this new feature will be fairly insignificant. Still, it’s a welcome addition, and one that could persuade a few extra players to try Microsoft’s streaming platform. Should that happen, it could also persuade Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and others to patch in similar support. That would help Microsoft and — were the same features to be replicated on the PlayStation 4 …

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Xbox One third-party USB webcam support now live for Alpha Insiders

Using cameras on Xbox One just got a whole lot easier with support for third-party devices. Microsoft has announced that support for third-party webcams is on its way to Xbox One. While up until now, camera support has been limited to the in-house Kinect sensor, this latest announcement hugely expands the range of cameras supported by the console. Furthermore, the initial stages of this rollout begin today, with functionality now available for those enrolled in …

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The best Third-Party Controllers for Xbox One

Share. Add some variety to your gaming life. By Derek Walter Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Having the right controller in your hands can be a critical step towards gaming domination. Microsoft’s own Xbox One controllers are excellent and …

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Third-Party Developers Are the Key to Nintendo Switch Success

We’re on a first-name basis with Nintendo games. Mario. Zelda. Donkey Kong. But in today’s multi-billion dollar video game industry strong first-party brands aren’t enough. Nintendo knows this all too well. It’s previous console, the Wii U, was dogged by criticism that it didn’t have much to offer other than Nintendo games. So getting third-party support for the Nintendo Switch was a huge deal for the company when it formally revealed the hybrid console back …

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The Xbox One loses another exclusive third-party developer

Quantum Break was exclusive to Xbox One, but Remedy’s next game won’t be. When we’ve reported on the PS4’s sales lead over the Xbox One in the past, we usually point out that the deficit only really matters insofar as it discourages developers and publishers from sticking with Microsoft’s smaller audience. These days, we’re seeing more and more signs of this effect coming to pass for console games both large and small. Today’s sign of …

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Nintendo Switch keeps getting pricier third-party games

When Minecraft: Story Mode — The Complete Adventure comes to Nintendo Switch in June, it will cost $39.99. That’s according to various retailers, which put the game up for pre-order yesterday. At that price, the game costs $10 more on Switch than on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, a price hike that’s causing concern for many Switch owners. The Switch port of Minecraft: Story Mode launches June 27, more than eight months after …

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