E3 2019: What to expect and how to watch every press conference live (CNET)

CNET: E3 2019: What to expect and how to watch every press conference live. “This year’s E3, with press conferences starting on June 8, comes at an unusual time for the industry. Game makers have signaled this will be a lull year, a time just before new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are expected to be released. We’ve already had Google Stadia come and go with new announcements. But that doesn’t mean there’s guaranteed disappointment.”

Digital Information World: Facebook discreetly removes the map feature available for discovering live videos, redirected it to Watch

Digital Information World: Facebook discreetly removes the map feature available for discovering live videos, redirected it to Watch. “In 2016, Facebook launched a live map feature that displayed blue dots scattered all over the world. When the user clicked on the dots, they were redirected to live videos. However, several users recently noticed that the map simply disappeared and Facebook Watch — the video hub hosted by the social media giant — took its place.”

CNET: Twitter lets you add guests to a live video

CNET: Twitter lets you add guests to a live video. “Live videos on Twitter are about to get more interactive. On Wednesday, the tech company said it’s adding a way for Twitter users to add and invite up to three guests to their live broadcasts. Twitter first introduced the feature in February on its live video streaming app Periscope and decided to add it to the main social media site.”

CNET: Twitch suspends live streaming from new accounts after ‘gross violations’

CNET: Twitch suspends live streaming from new accounts after ‘gross violations’. “Twitch has temporarily blocked live streams from new creators after content that ‘grossly violates’ its terms of service was streamed over the weekend. Trolls used the game streaming platform to stream footage of Game of Thrones, porn and the Christchurch terror attack along with hate speech in the comments, according to Vice.”

CNET: Some livestreamers make $50,000 per hour playing video games, report says

CNET: Some livestreamers make $50,000 per hour playing video games, report says. “Publishers are reportedly paying popular livestreamers upwards of $50,000 to play their latest games live in an attempt to dethrone games like Fortnite. Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Take-Two Interactive Software are some of the publishers shelling out serious cash to streamers, according to a report published Saturday by The Wall Street Journal.”