Tag: Twitch

Amazon Prime 2017: 5 Billion Items Shipped Worldwide, And The Rise Of The Instant Pot

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

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Sits In Front Of A Fireplace, And 39,000 People Watched

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

Popular 'PUBG' Streamer DrDisRespect Admits Infidelity, Decides To Take Time Off To Focus On Family

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

Leaked PlayStation 4 Update Release Notes Reveal A Much-Needed Feature For Twitch Streamers

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 Really Wants You To Watch 'Overwatch,' 'Hearthstone,' And 'Heroes Of The Storm' Tournament Streams On It

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

Stock Stream Lets You Play The Stock Market With Someone Else's Real Money Via Twitch

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

In Challenge To Twitch, Microsoft Rebrands Beam As Mixer And Adds A Host Of New Features

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 Game Store Allows Users To Directly Buy Games They Are Watching

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 Rebrands ‘Curse’ To Launch It As A Desktop App, Makes Streaming More Social

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 Introduces ‘Pulse,’ Its Own Version Of Facebook, But For The Gaming-Obsessed Crowd

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

Twitch To Start Selling Video Games This Spring

Gamers will be available to buy video games on Twitch this spring.

Video Games February 27, 2017

Microsoft’s Game Streaming App Beam Rolls Out To Xbox One Insiders: Watch Out, Twitch

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

The World's Best 'League Of Legends' Player Shattered The Twitch Viewer Record On His First Stream

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's Beam Pro Live Streaming Service Improves With New Features: Twitch In Trouble?

Microsoft is gearing up to better compete with 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

Twitch TV IRL Category Is A Throwback To The Days Of

Remember It was a version of 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 Launches IRL Category So That Streamers Can Broadcast Their Everyday Lives Away From Video Games

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

'Overwatch' Player Goes Bananas, Uses Fruits As A Controller To Play Winston - Yes, It's Awesome

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 Update Patch 6.88e Now Available: Dragon Lance Strength Reduced, Infused Raindrop Attack Damage And Everything You Need To Know

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

Twitch Announces Twitch Prime: Here's A List Of What's Coming To The Video Game Streaming Service

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 C922 Pro Stream Webcam Is Designed For Serious YouTube, Twitch Streamers

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

Amazon Game Studios: New Game 'Breakaway' To Feature Twitch Wager, eSports System

'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

Pokémon GO Player, Rickeybot, Mugged Live During Twitch Stream

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

It Is Now Easy To Stream Blizzard Games Such As 'Overwatch' And 'Hearthstone' On Facebook: Your Move, Twitch

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

Weeklong 'Destiny' Live Stream Raises $500K For Charity

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

Twitch To Acquire Curse, The Popular Gaming Community And Resource Center

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 Acquires Beam: Gamers Will Soon Be Able To Watch And Play Along With Their Favorite Xbox Live Streamers

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

'Pokémon GO' Cheaters, Beware: Twitch Targeting Streamers Who Don't Play By The Rules

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

Cease And Desist Letter From Valve May Be The Nail In The Coffin For 'Counter-Strike: GO' Gambling

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

This Twitch Streamer Was Beamed Up Live On Air, 'Star Trek' Style

Twitch streamer Onscreenlol has pulled a stunt that definitely has people talking.

Video Games July 20, 2016

Someone Has Beaten 'Dark Souls 3' With A Dance Pad

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

Twitch Finally Switching To HTML5 Player Starting Today

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

Twitch Research Confirms That Streaming Service Can Boost Game Sales

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

Xbox Live Now Supports Capture Cards For Twitch Broadcasters On Xbox One

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

PlayStation Vita Finally Gets Twitch App, Lets You Watch Live And Recorded Games

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 Unveils 'Cheering' Emotes To Tip Streamers: Starts At $1.40, Tops Out At $140 A Pop

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

Bad Bot: Twitch Drops Hammer On Bot Makers With Lawsuit

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 Donation Trolls, Don't Mess With PayPal: This Guy Learned The Hard Way With $50K Refund Denied

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

Soon You Can Stream Blizzard Video Games Via Facebook Live: Will It Be A Twitch Killer?

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 Unveils 'Clips': New Feature To Save And Share Your Favorite Streams

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

Blizzard And Twitch Partner To Tackle Chat Racism And Harassment

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

Someone Just Beat 'Dark Souls 3' Without Dodging, Blocking Or Leveling Up

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

Twitch Introduces Friends List Feature To Select Users: Here's What To Expect

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 Is Giving Out Free Deodorant At PAX East To Help Fight Body Odor

Twitch and Old Spice are fighting the good fight against body odor at PAX East.

Geek April 22, 2016

Twitch, Faceit Launch Esports Championship Series With $3.5 Million Prize Money, Financial Support

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 Player Dances His Way To Level 100

'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

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