MS must be really desperate ( Watch 'Sea of Thieves' on Mixer to get free DLC )

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#1 Posted by Daredevils2k (2064 posts) -

Would the promise of free (virtual) stuff tempt you ditch Twitch and opt for Microsoft's alternative game live streaming service? That's what Mixer is banking on, and is launching Mixer Loot, a way for players to "earn in-game content" if you've watched a "cool moment." The first Mixer Loot festival will run from April 30th to May 5th, and involve people watching 30 arena battles in Sea of Thieves. Do so on compatible channels, and you'll get the Obsidian Six item pack, which includes the Eye of Reach and a Spyglass.

In order to be eligible, you'll need to watch channels that include a Loot icon, letting you know that you're racking up views. You'll also be able to track your progress inside Mixer's settings pane, just hit the "My Loot" button to find out how many more matches you've gotta sit through. To power this, Mixer is using the same AI highlight detection technology it uses to power its HypeZone system. The only question is if Microsoft will be able to tempt people away from Twitch in large enough numbers for little morsels of DLC.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/26/watch-sea-of-thieves-on-mixer-to-get-free-dlc/

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#2 Posted by Ant_17 (12559 posts) -

The dlc is not on gamepass?

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#3 Posted by Daredevils2k (2064 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

The dlc is not on gamepass?

I guess after you watch like 30 arena battles lol

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#4 Posted by MonsieurX (39133 posts) -

Free stuff is bad

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#5 Edited by Migina (56 posts) -

That's the only way Microsoft keeps lemmings from jumping ship. Giving away discounts and free stuff.

Instead of the Xbox One they should call it the Xbox Bargain Bin ONE! LOL.

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#6 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

MS is so evil. They are giving away DLC instead of charging. How terrible.

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#7 Posted by with_teeth26 (9558 posts) -

seems like a fairly typical marketing strategy? failing to see the desperation

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#8 Posted by Archangel3371 (28156 posts) -

Free stuff? Oh the horror!

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#9 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

Free stuff? Oh the horror!

This lack of games to play on the PS4 is really stress these Sony loyalists out.

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#10 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -

@Pedro said:
@Archangel3371 said:

Free stuff? Oh the horror!

This lack of games to play on the PS4 is really stress these Sony loyalists out.

lol @ a lem talking about "lack of games", the irony.

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#11 Posted by Archangel3371 (28156 posts) -

@Pedro: It’s just so odd seeing “gamers” bag on companies that do things that are beneficial to them as consumers.

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#12 Posted by sealionact (4007 posts) -

You get a free spy glass in game? This smacks of desperation....except it's obviously you that's a bit desperate....

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#13 Posted by pdogg93 (1605 posts) -

@Pedro: “This lack of games to play on the PS4 is really stress these Sony loyalists out.”

Good joke Pedro.

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#14 Edited by speedytimsi (966 posts) -

I remembered that you get free exclusive skin when you watch their dev trailer b4 launch on mixer last year

I could never see them because their schedule was so wonky. One week they won't even come on and the next week there is a whole show with devs + giveaways.

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#15 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

@Pedro: It’s just so odd seeing “gamers” bag on companies that do things that are beneficial to them as consumers.

Well, with MS being so "gamer friendly" and there is absolutely nothing to talk about for the PS4;so far for the year, coupled with mixed reviews on Days Gone, the dedicated Sony fannies must return from their place of origin, XBOX. :)

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#16 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:

lol @ a lem talking about "lack of games", the irony.

Oh! I upset the Sony alt. LMAO.

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#18 Edited by phbz (4507 posts) -

I play mostly on Xbox and I am less informed about it then most cows around here. It's like they secretly love the Xbox, seeing how closely they follow it.

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#19 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@Pedro said:
@son-goku7523 said:

lol @ a lem talking about "lack of games", the irony.

Oh! I upset the Sony alt. LMAO.

Yea, I'm so "upset" 😂😂😂😂😂

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#20 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

@son-goku7523: Proving my point only makes me look good. :)

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#21 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@Pedro said:

@son-goku7523: Proving my point only makes me look good. :)

I'm so "triggered" 😂😂😂😂😂 REEEEE!!!

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#22 Edited by madrocketeer (6605 posts) -

Streaming platforms have promotions to lure people to watch their stuff. Whoop dee freaking do.

I take it OP doesn't play many online games with content creator partnership programs. This really isn't news.

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#23 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

@son-goku7523: Damn! I didn't know Days Gone scoring 5 was affecting you that much. Yikes!

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#24 Posted by Sevenizz (3911 posts) -

Since when are promotions ‘desperate’?

Someone call every company in the world and let them know they’re in trouble!

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#25 Posted by Daredevils2k (2064 posts) -

@with_teeth26 said:

seems like a fairly typical marketing strategy? failing to see the desperation

hmm having gamers watch a borefest for 30 times on a failed streaming service is pretty

desperate in my book :)

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#26 Edited by lundy86_4 (53379 posts) -

Trying to promote their service with free offerings is bad? Okay. At least they aren't doing an "Epic" and forcing streamers to ditch Twitch for monetary gain. This is pretty tepid in terms of some sort of ownage.

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#27 Posted by dxmcat (2680 posts) -

Think TC is more desperate than Msoft.

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#28 Posted by with_teeth26 (9558 posts) -

@daredevils2k said:
@with_teeth26 said:

seems like a fairly typical marketing strategy? failing to see the desperation

hmm having gamers watch a borefest for 30 times on a failed streaming service is pretty

desperate in my book :)

well, you should get a new book. yours is defective and making you look a bit foolish

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#29 Posted by Xabiss (2715 posts) -
@with_teeth26 said:

seems like a fairly typical marketing strategy? failing to see the desperation

This is what idiotic fanboys do. Make shit up!

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#30 Posted by Xabiss (2715 posts) -
@son-goku7523 said:
@Pedro said:

@son-goku7523: Proving my point only makes me look good. :)

I'm so "triggered" 😂😂😂😂😂 REEEEE!!!

Holy shit this is just pathetic as hell.

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#31 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

@with_teeth26 said:

well, you should get a new book. yours is defective and making you look a bit foolish

The TC looking foolish ship sailed a long time ago. He is an ex-Xbox fanboy that has been bitter since Xbox shat in his mouth with the Xbox One.

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#32 Posted by kingtito (10378 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

@Pedro: It’s just so odd seeing “gamers” bag on companies that do things that are beneficial to them as consumers.

I know right, it makes zero sense. Why as a gamer would put artificial limits on a hobby you supposedly enjoy....cows motto fits them to a T "i don't love my console, I just hate yours"

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#33 Posted by Antwan3K (4400 posts) -

I'm glad some of you people don't own a business because if you think having promotional events and offering free/discounted items for marketing purposes is the same thing as "desperate", then I guess nearly every company in America is desperate..

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#34 Posted by Pedro (34954 posts) -

@Antwan3K said:

I'm glad some of you people don't own a business because if you think having promotional events and offering free/discounted items for marketing purposes is the same thing as "desperate", then I guess nearly every company in America is desperate..

You know that most of the folks on here are backseat businessmen and game developers.

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#35 Posted by I_P_Daily (12039 posts) -

@Pedro said:
@son-goku7523 said:

lol @ a lem talking about "lack of games", the irony.

Oh! I upset the Sony alt. LMAO.

Call him what he is and that's son of quacknight.

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#36 Posted by I_P_Daily (12039 posts) -

@phbz said:

I play mostly on Xbox and I am less informed about it then most cows around here. It's like they secretly love the Xbox, seeing how closely they follow it.

We have a winner here folks.

I'm the same as you in I didn't even know about this and most of the stuff that happens on Xbox, hey I turn it on and play games lol.

Desperation is the OP, he's so desperate to find any negative Xbox news he can, but when he can't he will then get positive news and try to turn it into a negative, that's some said shit right there LOL.

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#37 Posted by Raining51 (1124 posts) -

MS is not desperate, that's all I have to say.

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#38 Posted by djoffer (1376 posts) -

Mehh if it’s obly cosmetic I fail to see how it’s a bad thing to give away free stuff, if it’s actually content that it’s another story..

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#39 Posted by commander (15378 posts) -

@Pedro said:

@son-goku7523: Damn! I didn't know Days Gone scoring 5 was affecting you that much. Yikes!

Yikes on bikes!

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#40 Posted by Daredevils2k (2064 posts) -

@with_teeth26 said:
@daredevils2k said:
@with_teeth26 said:

seems like a fairly typical marketing strategy? failing to see the desperation

hmm having gamers watch a borefest for 30 times on a failed streaming service is pretty

desperate in my book :)

well, you should get a new book. yours is defective and making you look a bit foolish

you're right heres me once I found out my book is defective

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#41 Posted by getyeryayasout (12343 posts) -

Seems like effective marketing. MS even got TC to shill for them by creating a thread about it, further spreading the word.

How much is Phil paying you, TC? How much is the price of your soul, Lemdevil!?

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#42 Posted by DaVillain- (36936 posts) -

Passing free DLC is bad? That's something you don't hear everyday.