Guy Beahm, popularly known as Dr. Disrespect, was in the middle of an intense 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' battle when the shooting incident occurred. Authorities have yet to determine the reason and those involved in the shooting.
Video Games September 13, 2018
Before, it's Twitch Plays ‘Pokémon’ but now, it’s Twitch Watches ‘Pokémon.’ Catch 19 seasons and 16 movies of the entire 'Pokémon' anime on Twitch beginning Aug. 27.
Movies/TV Shows August 24, 2018
New Twitch Prime members will see advertisements while watching content on the streaming platform if they sign up on Sept. 14 or later. The decision to end advertisement-free viewing for Twitch Prime subscribers looks to provide streamers with more income.
Internet August 21, 2018
Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins does not stream with female gamers, a comment that may appear sexist if taken without context. The popular "Fortnite" streamer, however, explained the reason for his decision.
Video Games August 13, 2018
Twitch has finally added support for GIFs. Users can now access the new Giphy extension and start dropping PG-rated GIFs on their favorite broadcasters’ livestreams.
Apps/Software July 19, 2018
'Fortnite' players with a subscription to Twitch Prime are getting another round of freebies. The second Twitch Prime Pack includes cosmetic items, a new emote, and more.
Video Games May 10, 2018
Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins broke his own Twitch record with 667,000 concurrent viewers for a 'Fortnite' charity event in Las Vegas. The event allowed fans and casual players to play alongside professionals and streamers, resulting in a few interesting highlights.
Video Games April 24, 2018
A new offer from Twitch confirmed exclusive 'Overwatch' skins for players who purchase the All-Access-Pass. Subscribers will receive special cosmetic items in-game with chatroom stickers and more for Twitch.
Video Games April 19, 2018
Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, one of the most popular 'Fortnite' streamers on Twitch, earns about $500,000 per month. The former professional 'Halo' player reveals how he did it, but warns people who may be thinking of switching careers.
Video Games March 20, 2018
Twitch Prime will now offer a lineup of free games on a monthly basis. The program, which is similar to PlayStation Live and Xbox Live Gold, will kick off this March.
Video Games March 14, 2018
'Fortnite' is now more popular than 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' on Twitch, with more time watched and streamed. How did Epic Games pull off the feat, when 'PUBG' had all the momentum heading into 2018?
Video Games March 7, 2018
Fans will now be able to unlock Overwatch League skins just by watching matches on Twitch, MLG, or Overwatchleague.com. However, following the matches on Twitch offers more perks beyond collecting Overwatch League tokens.
Video Games February 22, 2018
Popular streamer James "PhantomL0rd" Varga started a legal battle with Amazon-owned Twitch. The dispute stemmed from Varga’s suspension from the streaming site in July 2016, which led to his eventual departure.
Video Games February 21, 2018
Twitch just laid down a revised set of policies to combat harassment, sexual content, and hate speech proliferating the site. Surprisingly, the policies extend beyond its own platform.
Internet February 9, 2018
Two former Apple executives are taking on the gaming broadcast industry. Ben Keighran and Sam Roberts have created their own broadcasting service called Caffeine.
Apps/Software February 2, 2018
Competition in the video game streaming market is on the rise. YouTube Gaming is now growing at a faster rate than Twitch; other competitors also seeing growth.
Video Games January 28, 2018
Facebook has launched a content monetizing program to convince video gameplay streamers to switch to Facebook Live. The initiative is seen as the company’s bid to take down rivals like YouTube and Twitch.
Internet January 27, 2018
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
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