Microsoft moving from Mixer to (fbs) has me thinking about changing teams.

by callingFives. Posted on Jun 30, 2020    0    8

I love my Xbox One. I love the games, the service is regularly strong, and the subscription is valuable. Let's get that straight. I don't even know how a PS controller feels anymore, and I'm a bumbling idiot on Mouse and Keyboard.

As someone who enjoys taking gameplay footage and editing it, the most efficient way of doing that for me has been to stream via Mixer to get 90 minutes of footage, download it, and chop it up on my laptop. The 2:00-5:00 capture feature, though handy and fast, doesn't leave room for re-takes or multiple angles for shots.

(fbs) is, as far as I'm concerned, straight up evil. It's a mess of unmoderated mis/disinformation, zero privacy, and we even call getting manipulated by a company "getting Zucc'd". The T&C for using that service can, and likely will, include them being able to re-use, edit, broadcast, replicate or duplicate any and all images, audio, video or text that a streamer broadcasts.

On one hand, that's needful for maintaining standards of what people do and say on (fbs) or any platform. On the other hand, we know what (fb) does with people's data. Giving them a free pass to do whatever they want with my voice, gameplay, in-game chat, image, etc is in no small way an absolute surrendering of any material I edit and monetize in any way in the future.

I'm not willing to do that. I'm not willing to take material I script, voice-over act, or overlay my face on and just hand it to the most notoriously information-abusive company known to me just because I have a hobby that might make any amount of money in the future.

Admittedly, it's an unlikely set of circumstances. I'm not doing it for anyone else, and I rarely share it. The fact is, we know how (fb) uses and sells information, and I'm not comfortable with giving them access to use something I made just because I happen to need a way to record longer segments.

I don't know. I'm conflicted like mad. I don't want to give up my hobby, I don't want to move from Xbox, but I damned well don't want to hand everything over to Zuccing criminals. I'm not in a position to switch to PC and just use my own data streams, nor am I skilled with MaK gaming. I don't know how else to capture stuff for personal use.

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Solokingxrobert 4

>we know what (fb) does with people's data.

Why are you using Reddit since its partly owned by a Chinese company. Are you using Google? That's even worse. What about any other Chinese Tech you're using?


Because the difference is between having my data illegally or without consent versus having the rights to my data and the freedom to profit from it publicly.

Mustache_Guy 3

I think a lot of people would be surprised to find out that Google knows them better than they know themselves usually lol

ElCapitan006 4

Sounds like your making a mountain out of a mole hill.

theory_of_game 9

Use Twitch? You can stream directly from the console, just like Mixer.


I didn't know that, I've never used the platform. Thanks!

Bowldoza 10

You're being a drama queen. You aren't being forced to use it and can already use twitch.

Stop crying about nothing.


Wow, that's so constructive and helpful. Wait. On second thought, you haven't posted shit in two years, tend your own garden before you try to dictate what everyone else does.