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So You Want to Work at IGN?

Published on August 25, 2014, by in Gaming, Tech.

Today there are a bunch of open jobs up at IGN, in both Editorial and Video, that I’m sure a lot of you are eyeing or even applying for. But stop! Take a breath, and make sure you’re doing it right. Here are a few quick tips to get you started:   1. Have Experience

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The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement

  Well, here we are again. I’ve written before about the dangers of automated enforcement before, and very little has changed. This time it’s Twitch, which has implemented a system that will scan for, flag, and mute copyrighted music in VOD’s. It’s going about how you’d expect, even muting crowd noise from an official DOTA 2

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YouTube Has Lost Its Way

Today YouTube asked me for feedback. I gave it to them. I’ve worked in media production for my entire professional life. I’ve never once had to provide my software’s licensing agreement to a distributor until you flagged one of my videos. Two years ago I presented at conferences extolling the virtues of YouTube distribution; this

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AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3: Review, Walkthrough & Quality Comparisons

AVerMedia sent me one of their new ExtremeCap U3 capture units, which promises 1080p60 H.264 and uncompressed capture options for under $200. I’ve spent the past month putting it through its paces. Check out the video coverage:    

 
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Netflix Didn’t Win CES

Last week The Verge ran an article about How Netflix won CES – they also named Netflix “Biggest Story” in their Best of CES 2014 awards.   By the end of the show, every major TV company had announced support for Netflix in 4K. That’s a big deal: as 4K sets hit the mainstream, Netflix will

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BREAKING: Playstation 4 Not Compatible With Fat Cats

Published on November 12, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Today Arthur Gies, reviews editor at Polygon, confirmed that a fat enough cat could possibly cause a vertically-oriented Playstation 4 to tip over.   if you push on the left side (the shiny part) it’ll tip, but that will never happen in normal use. — Arthur Gies (@aegies) November 12, 2013   (if you have

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1080p 60fps Capture for Xbox One & Playstation 4

Published on October 31, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Arthur asked me about 1080p capture for next-gen systems. Right after that I got a bunch of new Twitter followers. So it seems like people are interested. I figured I’d refresh my memory and throw up a list in an hour or so. Nope. Two days later, I have discovered that it’s pretty difficult to

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Microsoft Demands Rights That We Can’t Give

Published on October 28, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

Microsoft is updating their Terms of Use for Xbox Live. Normally I would barely notice, let alone write anything about it – but I was struck by the oddness of part of it: …you grant Microsoft and its affiliates, resellers, distributors, service providers, partners, and suppliers (each, a “Microsoft party”) the following permissions: Microsoft parties

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OS X Mavericks Production Software & Driver Compatibility

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, OS X Mavericks (10.9) released yesterday, and it’s free. But should you upgrade? If you’re in production, check this list first to see if your software is compatible. Obviously this list is only current as of 10/23/2013 – I doubt I’ll be proactive enough to come back

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“Mistaken” DMCA Notice Kills Benefit for Children’s Miracle Network

Well here we go again: another live stream killed by overzealous, negligent, and ultimately abusive application of the DMCA. Tonight’s UMG Gaming COD tournament was unexpectedly cut short, with viewers now seeing the following page:   What’s so much worse about this specific case is that all proceeds were supposed to go to the Children’s

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