Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items worldwide under its Amazon Prime membership program in 2017. The Amazon Prime Best of 2017 announcement also highlighted the rise in popularity of the Instant Pot, among several other interesting tidbits.
Business Tech January 3, 2018
Jeff Kaplan, the game director for 'Overwatch', sat in front of a fireplace on Christmas Eve doing mostly nothing. The quirky stream proved to be a very popular one, with 39,000 viewers at one point.
Video Games December 25, 2017
An award-winning Twitch Streamer for 'PUBG' revealed his plans to stop streaming due to personal reasons. DrDisRespect admitted that he cheated on his wife and intends to work on his relationship until further notice.
Video Games December 15, 2017
Patch notes for Sony’s PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 have leaked, showing some much-needed new features. With firmware 5.0, Twitch users can finally broadcast 1080p streams at 60 fps.
Video Games August 10, 2017
Twitch has officially struck a deal with Blizzard that’ll grant it exclusive broadcast rights to 'Overwatch,' 'Heroes of the Storm,' and 'Hearthstone' tournaments. Lasting through 2018, the deal also brings free loot boxes for Twitch Prime subscribers.
Video Games June 20, 2017
After the ultra-popular Twitch Plays 'Pokémon' and offshoots that came afterward, Twitch users have now shifted to playing something more real. That’s thanks to Stock Stream, a game which lets users spend real money to invest in the stock market.
Video Games June 1, 2017
Microsoft's streaming service, formerly known as Beam, is getting a new name and a host of new features. Here's what you need to know about Mixer.
Video Games May 25, 2017
Twitch has introduced a new feature that enables viewers to purchase a game while watching the live stream of a user playing the title. Twitch has offered 50 games initially and would add more in the future.
Video Games April 5, 2017
Twitch has announced that it’s rebranding Curse, acquired last year, as a desktop app, complete with streaming, communication, and marketplace features. Twitch confirmed that the app’s beta versions arrives March 16.
Apps/Software March 11, 2017
Twitch has now officially unveiled Pulse, its own social platform for the gaming bunch. It will work much like social media sites today, and it’s scheduled for a full rollout in the coming weeks.
Video Games March 7, 2017
Gamers will be available to buy video games on Twitch this spring.
Video Games February 27, 2017
Microsoft is now rolling out a preview of Beam, its livestreaming service for games, to select Xbox One users enrolled in its Insider Program. The app is slated to be released this spring.
Microsoft February 18, 2017
Sang-hyeok Lee, more popularly known as the legendary Faker, broke viewer records on his first Twitch stream. Will the world's best 'League of Legends' player continue to smash records in his next streams?
Video Games February 8, 2017
Microsoft is gearing up to better compete with Twitch.tv after new features were announced for its Beam Pro service. These features are in Beta, and only Pro users can take advantage for now. The general public should get a shot at them in 2017.
Internet December 26, 2016
Remember Justin.tv? It was a version of Twitch.tv designed for non-gaming live stream content. It was closed back in 2014, but the new IRL option on Twitch is definitely a revive of the service, but one that is more regulated to keep copyrighted content at bay.
Internet December 21, 2016
Twitch announced IRL as a new content category that will allow streamers to broadcast their everyday lives away from consoles and computers. The service also revealed that it will be launching mobile broadcasting from its mobile app next year.
Internet December 16, 2016
An 'Overwatch' player used a set of tethered bananas as a form of control scheme in 'Overwatch.' Twitch user Rudeism is responsible for the setup, controlling beloved 'Overwatch' character Winston by touching bananas mapped out for different commands.
Video Games October 14, 2016
Dota 2’s latest update patch is here, and version 6.88e of the game’s meta brings a whole slew of changes. Most modifications are nerfs, which should push players into making smarter plays.
Video Games October 3, 2016
TwitchCon came around again on Friday, Sept. 30 and Twitch kicked things off with a blast, revealing a series of new additions that will change the face of the video game streaming service for years to come.
Internet October 1, 2016
Logitech announced its C922 Pro Stream Webcam today, a follow-up to the C920. It's aimed primarily at Twitch and YouTube streamers, and it features 1080p recording at 30 fps, with an option for 720p at 60 fps, among other things.
Gadgets September 30, 2016
'Breakaway,' a new game from Amazon Game Studios, integrates directly with Twitch and offers several interactive features. The new features include a wager system and a couple of broadcaster, viewer and player tools.
Apps/Software September 30, 2016
Here's another reason to exercise caution while playing 'Pokémon GO': one streamer, Rickybot, was mugged after he was caught playing the game alone near Central Park at midnight.
Video Games September 19, 2016
Blizzard Streaming, first announced a couple of months ago, has now been launched. The feature makes it easier for gamers to live stream the Blizzard titles they play on the PC through their Facebook accounts.
Video Games August 27, 2016
Before 'Destiny: Rise of Iron' comes out, the game’s community set out to do a good deed. In a weeklong live stream, the 'Destiny' community raised more than $500,000 for their chosen charity.
Video Games August 27, 2016
Video game streaming site Twitch is set to buy Curse, a company equally known for its thriving community and repertoire of gaming guides and communication tools. Twitch's acquisition of Curse will see their followers becoming one massive community with easy access to an in-house gaming resource center.
Business Tech August 17, 2016
Microsoft has acquired interactive livestreaming service Beam, which allows viewers to participate as their favorite streamers play their games. Making the interactive experience possible is the ultra-low latency that the company's technology provides.
Microsoft August 12, 2016
Twitch is keeping an eye out for 'Pokémon GO' cheaters who use bots or GPS spoofs on its streaming platform. The site will send a 'strike on their account' when it catches them.
Video Games August 9, 2016
Valve is cracking down on gambling sites using Steam, with a recently-issued cease and desist letter making clear the company means business.
Video Games July 20, 2016
Twitch streamer Onscreenlol has pulled a stunt that definitely has people talking.
Video Games July 20, 2016
People love watching someone try to beat a hard game with a goofy controller, and one gamer's quest to beat 'Dark Souls 3' with a dance pad has finally come to an end.
Video Games July 18, 2016
It's been a long time coming, but Twitch is finally switching over to its new HTML5 player starting today ... that is, if you're signed up for the site's 'Turbo' subscription service.
Video Games July 14, 2016
It's been debated as to whether or not Twitch streaming hurts video games — after all, why buy something when you can watch it? However, it seems that Twitch may actually be helping more than anything.
Video Games July 14, 2016
Twitch is the number one streaming platform today for video games. With capture card support for Xbox One broadcasters, use of the platform is expected to expand even further.
Video Games July 13, 2016
You can now listen to the 'Circle of Life' as you watch live Twitch streams on your PlayStation Vita. The company announced that it has finally brought its broadcasting platform to all PlayStation consoles and handheld devices.
Apps/Software July 6, 2016
Twitch is giving viewers yet another way to support their favorite streamers called Cheering. Here's what you need to know, from the emotes to the Bits and whatnot.
Internet June 28, 2016
Twitch is suing seven of the most active bot services on the platform. These bots have the malicious intent of bloating view count and follower count and also rigging chat activity on the channels.
Internet June 18, 2016
Twitch is a place for gaming, streaming and some cash making, and a donation troll just cut its teeth in it. PayPal foiled the mischievous plan of one iNexus_Ninja, who aimed at leaving streamers $50,000 in debt.
Internet June 9, 2016
Blizzard will be adding Facebook functionality to many of its games for the PC, including 'Overwatch.' The move is seen as a challenge to the current leaders of the video game streaming industry such as Twitch.
Video Games June 7, 2016
Twitch has started to roll out the new Clips feature, which will allow viewers to save and share their favorite video clips from the streams that they watch. Using the feature is as easy as clicking a button.
Internet May 27, 2016
After an incident involving racist remarks made on a chat to a 'Hearthstone' player, Blizzard pledged to work with Twitch to create a program that will tackle such incidents of racism and harassment head-on.
Video Games May 18, 2016
The final boss of 'Dark Souls 3' is one of the toughest fights in the whole series — and one gamer just managed to beat him without dodging, blocking or leveling up.
Video Games May 9, 2016
At the Twitch Town Hall in the first day of PAX East, the video game streaming service announced the upcoming Friends List feature. The first round of invites for the beta program of the feature will soon be sent out.
Internet April 23, 2016
Twitch and Old Spice are fighting the good fight against body odor at PAX East.
Geek April 22, 2016
Twitch and Faceit launched Esports Championship Series (ECS) with prize money of $3.5 million. The second season of the league will also have a development league, which will train new teams and players to grow in the sport.
Video Games April 8, 2016
'World of Warcraft' has seen another player defeating the game using unconventional means. The latest accomplishment is by a player who only used two dance pads for controls to reach the level cap.
Video Games April 6, 2016