The Weekly OT#42: Beam
Beam gets it’s own Weekly OT. 3rdGN got the Preview update tonight and was excited to try it out. From the computer upstairs, I watched him play RL on his Xbox downstairs, almost real time. At this point, the content/users is very limited, but the quality and near-simultaneous broadcast of the video stream makes it a very sexy alternative to Twitch. It has the added benefit of working while appearing offline, if that kind of closeted exhibitionism is appealing. Beam is part of the Xbox OS, so the “app” is very slick, responsive, and single-click easy. Twitch will have to either up their game, or be beat at it shortly after it goes to all Xbox users (with automatic user account creation/addition). The difference really is that disparate. Beam Twitter.