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Share, snapshot, and stream your games with these 7 tools

Xfire 2.0

3.5/5

At a Glance

A gaming messaging service, meetup area and community designed to work with Livecaster

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • All-in-one
  • Free
  • Gamer focused

Cons

  • Twitch.tv is more relevant

At a Glance

Open source alternative to the monthly subscription video streamers.

Price when rated: Free

xSplit

3.5/5

At a Glance

Expensive and difficult to configure, but what the pros use for screencasting.

Price when rated: $25 for a 3-month subscription

Pros

  • Pro standard for game streaming

Cons

  • Costly tiers

Action!

4/5

At a Glance

A slick and well-featured video capture utility that has most of FRAPS features

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Slick Interface
  • Live streaming support

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No free version
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Fraps

4/5

At a Glance

See your FPS inside the game, benchmark your system and record gameplay video

Price when rated: 37

Pros

  • Many free features
  • Accurate captures
  • FPS king

Cons

  • Poor customer support
  • Full version is pricey
  • Sparse recording controls
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Bandicam

4.5/5

At a Glance

The top competitor for FRPS.

Price when rated: $39

Pros

  • Feature rich
  • Stable
  • Creates small avi files

Cons

  • Registered version is a few buck more than competitors

Procaster

4/5

At a Glance

Play your game with an internet audience, sharing the view at full speed.

Price when rated: Free

Pros

  • Easy
  • Free
  • Great performance

Cons

  • Not gamer focused
  • Some tiers expensive

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