“Now there’s a bit more creativity and story telling you can put together, without the need of downloading a separate piece of software like Adobe Premiere, and using this really complicated tool to put these clips together,” says Fong. “In the Plays.TV client it will literally take you 10 seconds to select five different clips, click Share, and we’ll combine them into a single video and upload it for you.”
The new abilities should make it easier than ever to share your key gameplay moments on Plays.TV—and that’s nothing but a good thing for lurkers like me, who waste way too much time sifting through the glorious, snackable highlights available on the Plays.TV website. It’s seriously addictive, mixing the voyeur-esque feel of Twitch with short, entertaining clips that make it all too easy to sink an afternoon into the site.
The story behind the story: Beyond rolling out new features, Plays.TV continues to grow. The service recently passed the 1.5 million monthly active users milestone, and it’s inked a deal with the popular ESL e-sports gaming league to have the Plays.TV client installed on every PC in the Intel Extreme Masters series, giving fans a gamer’s-eye view of the action, rather than the usual spectator view.
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