The public broadcasting of gaming through Twitch, YouTube, and other streaming services has captured the attention of hundreds of millions of viewers across the globe. Twitch alone claims to have had 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors per month as of 2015, and those numbers have certainly grown with time. Many streamers have even been able to make a living broadcasting part-time or full-time, thanks to Twitch's paid subscriber system.
That rise is partially thanks to the parallel explosion of interest in e-sports titles like Dota 2, League of Legends, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Of course, one doesn't have to be a superstar athlete to get in on the fun. Any gamer with a reasonably powerful computer these days can get on Twitch in a couple of clicks with tools like Open Broadcaster Software, Nvidia's Share app, and AMD's ReLive.
Given the recent discussion around streaming and stream quality with various CPUs, we figured it'd be fun to find out how many of our readers have taken the plunge and put their gaming skills (or lack thereof) on display for the world. Even if you don't broadcast your exploits, we figure many of our readers consume streams, too. Tell us about your streaming habits using the options in the poll below.
|Razer Kiyo and Seiren X set the stage for streaming excellence||19|
|MSI Cubi 3 Silent and Silent S can be seen but not heard||13|
|Massdrop's Vast 35" VA display lives up to its name||31|
|Spitballing the performance of Nvidia's purported GTX 1070 Ti||22|
|Friday deals: a huge monitor, racing gear, audio, and more||22|
|G.Skill 3800 MT/s SO-DIMMs put lightning in tiny bottles||9|
|Cooler Master bedazzles the MasterLiquid Lite ML120L and ML240L||4|
|Razer Electra V2 offers affordable immersion||8|
|Samsung 360 Round camera captures the world from all angles||11|