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Massive Catalyst Mints Giveaway: Now Through January 31st, 2017



Catalyst Mints Joins Forces with GAMDIAS for Massive Giveaway

Catalyst Mints is excited to announce a massive social media giveaway involving gaming accessories company, GAMDIAS. There will be 10 winners selected, and there are numerous easy ways to enter. This giveaway will end January 31st, so act now to get entered for some amazing free gaming prizes. 1st place wins an Omega Case of Catalyst Mints, equivalent to 175 energy drinks, along with a mechanical keyboard and other free gaming accessories! You can find all of our entry methods at the link below:

Streaming Alternative to Twitch:



Twitch and YouTube need more competition and alternatives. It is difficult to find the best streaming websites and determine which one should be used. Because of how powerful each has gotten, it’s become hard for smaller channels and upstarts to negotiate terms that are properly favorable for the amount of effort invested. It’s also just harder to get noticed, since there are so many content creators on Twitch, YouTube, and other major content streaming platforms.

YouTube vs. Twitch: Which Pays Better?



YouTube vs. Twitch: Which Pays Better?

For anyone getting started out in the streaming business, it's easy to get tied-up in concerns over making money. Our advice: Don't focus on that initially. Build content and a following first (see: “How to Make Game Streaming a Job”), then worry about the details.

Still, picking a platform does impact following and speed of growth.

Decide first based on the type of content you'd like to produce. If your work is more post-production intensive, YouTube is the obvious choice – it supports archival uploads more appropriately. For streaming, things become less clear. Both YouTube and Twitch support streaming, and both now have mature and well-rounded game streaming offerings.

Let's just focus on the aspect of money for today. We're assuming that you're already somewhat established at this point, and hopefully have a good idea of the type of channel you're building.


Why Did YouTube Flag My Video for Content ID Match?



Why Did YouTube Flag My Video for Content ID Match?

Content ID Match is finally getting some much-needed changes, but it's still the bane of game streaming channels everywhere. You've probably seen notices that content has been “flagged for a content ID match,” and if you've been on the receiving end of that, you know it can be a confusing and frustrating process.

Let's talk about how Content ID works first, then go into why flags are thrown.

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