Thank you for letting me know. I didn't know I was missing this in my life. The songs are on YouTube (including a video they did for O Come All Ye Faithful that has a lot of parallels to the We're Not Gonna Take It video).
You're not wrong. This is amazing.
Google just announced that they're backing out of game development, before it really got going. First-party Stadia development studios have been shut down. Stadia itself remains as a supported platform for third parties to publish to (for now).
That is literally the place that Microsoft told people using Mixer to go, so who knows?
They did, but then they didn't do anything to support it. One of the big draws of Mixer is that it was super easy, barely an inconvenience to stream from the Xbox for even the most casual of streamers. They killed Mixer and said everyone should go to Facebook, but months later, the only app that streams from Xbox is Twitch. FB is completely absent. It's like they just picked a name that wasn't their biggest competitor in streaming, and wasn't owned by Google, and just gave up.
And with YouTube once again making a strong play for these kinds of streamers, one wonders just how long it all can last.
YouTube is certainly no stranger to heavy-handed DMCA responses. While they do have a counterclaim process, it's still heavily favored towards the complainant. I have a feeling those who flee to YouTube to escape DMCA action on Twitch are going to be sorely disappointed.
Mixer couldn't compete. What else is there, Facebook Gaming?
Considering he was talking specifically about cloud infrastructure, he's right. Google and Amazon are the other big players in cloud services. Nintendo is doing their own thing for online (sort of), and Sony has actually partnered with Microsoft on this. His statement in context really should come as no surprise.
As a counterpoint, this whole streaming mess is actually why I stick with Netflix. Netflix doesn't have it on streaming? Then I can get it shipped to me on disc. Doesn't matter who owns the streaming rights, they've already proven in court that no one can stop them getting and distributing the physical media.
Of course, for me, being able to watch it immediately isn't a big deal, so I have no problem waiting for the disc to arrive in my mailbox before I get to watch it.
I get so much crap for buying discs (be it movies, music, or video games) and not giving in to the inevitable, all-digital future. Yet this is exactly why I do. I don't trust companies to have my best interest in heart.
Not quite. Then-Xbox chief Don Mattrick ended up stepping down after all the backlash to go head up Zynga.
What up find troubling is how many people were actually in favor of the original plan and were fine with turning their trading and resale rights over to Microsoft. In fact, many are using this news to make the argument that they should have not listened to the "whiners" and stayed the course, so that we could have had backwards compatibility sooner.
Fortunately, they were enough of am minority that Microsoft backtracked, but I wonder how much longer that will remain true. Seems like more and more people are used to the idea of software being only a non-transferable license (just like on their cell phone that they spend so much time on).
This may be why they chose this particular document. Since copyright claims (valid or not) invariably lead to wider dissemination of the work, bringing a claim against this particular document acts as a test of their legal copyright status, where the fallout from the Streisand Effect is relatively benign.
If they can show that their copyright claim is valid on this document, then they can enforce it on other documents that might be more damning without (or with less) Streisanding. If MormonLeaks prevails on Fair Use, then the LDS Church knows they have no legal recourse on this or other documents.