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Definition: streaming video games

(1) For playing video games over the Internet on non-gaming devices such as phones, tablets, laptops and low-power desktops, see game streaming.

(2) Transmitting the screen of a video game along with a video of the player to a live audience. Sites such as Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Gaming broadcast live video games, which can be a lucrative job for the professional gamer. Twitch, YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming are the three top live streaming sites. See Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming and video streaming.

Live Video Games
Visitors are watching the same screen that the gamer sees. Note the small window on the right side of the screen, which shows the gamer actually playing the game. These are images from Twitch (top) and Facebook Gaming (bottom).