Grand Theft Auto 5 is undoubtedly one of the most successful titles ever released. More than 90 million copies have been sold ever since the title was released back in 2013. The multiplayer mode, Grand Theft Auto Online, continues to draw in players and is a significant contributor to the game’s success. Anyone who didn’t pick up a copy of the title can now get it essentially for free if […]
Playing games can be a very immersive experience, and when you are streaming at the same time, it can become easy to forget that you are live and have an audience of hundreds, if not thousands, of people watching your every move. In the case of Australian Twitch streamer MrDeadMoth, it seems that his alleged assault on his wife was caught on camera which ultimately led to his arrest.
China’s internet censorship laws and practices are pretty well-known, and it looks like Amazon’s Twitch live streaming platform is its latest victim. In a report from Abacus, it appears that Twitch has been blocked from China, and its mobile app has also disappeared from Apple’s App Store suggesting that this isn’t some kind of glitch or accident.
Amazon Prime membership has a host of benefits that understandably make it tempting for customers to sign up for it. For example there is access to videos, music, faster/free shipping, cloud storage, exclusive discounts and more. When Amazon acquired Twitch, they also threw in ad-free streaming as one of the perks.
Back in May earlier this year, Twitch decided to ultimately kill off one of their features in the form of Messages. However the company also gave its users the option of downloading an archive of all their private messages should they decide to keep it for whatever reasons. Unfortunately a glitch with the system seems to have exposed the private messages of some users.
Last year Twitch launched a new feature on its website called Communities. The idea of it was to help users of Twitch find pages of games or topics, but now it seems that Twitch has decided that a little over a year later that they will be shutting the Communities feature down. Instead the company has decided to replace it with Tags in its place.
Twitch is a game streaming platform and is primarily used for gameplay streaming. The Amazon-owned platform has tried its hand at streaming non-gamer content such as the NBA G League basketball as it tries to expand its audience beyond the gaming niche. To that end, the company has now revealed that it will be streaming Korean dramas throughout the month of August. This is quite far from the gaming niche […]
Given the success that Blizzard has seen with the Overwatch League, it’s not surprising that they’re looking at ways to make it grow even bigger. So much so that they have since announced an all-access pass for its “superfans” that will offer them a “a premium viewing experience and behind-the scenes access”.
If you love Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale, then you might be interested to learn that if you are a Twitch Prime subscriber, you will be able to get your hands on some exclusive loot. All players have to do is link their Twitch Prime accounts to the game and they will be given a gear pack which includes two outfits, back bling, and a glider, along with a pickaxe […]
You wouldn’t really expect to find superstar Drake on a gaming streaming website like Twitch but in the odd event that he does appear on the platform out of the blue, you can expect word to spread about that like wildfire. That’s precisely what happened yesterday when Drake joined pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, JuJu Smith-Schuster and rapper Travis Scott to play sandbox shooter Fortnite. This resulted in the record for […]
Considering that Amazon acquired Twitch, it wasn’t surprising to see Amazon leverage the streaming platform and fold it into its Prime program with Twitch Prime, a “premium experience” that is included with every Prime or Prime Video membership. The good news is that if you’re a Twitch Prime subscriber, free games are something you can look out for.
The other day Blizzard announced that they would be spending a month celebrating StarCraft’s 20th Anniversary. This would come in the form of various gifts and events across all of Blizzard’s games, but it seems that Blizzard isn’t alone in celebrating the legendary RTS game turning 20-years old.
It is clear that the gaming scene is mostly dominated by males. Take a quick look on YouTube or Twitch and for the most part you’ll find mostly guys who are doing all the streaming and reviews, but that’s a narrative that Twitch wants to change. Partnering with 1,000 Dreams Fund, Twitch has announced the BroadcastHER grant.
Earlier this year Twitch and Blizzard announced a partnership in which the Overwatch League will be streamable via Twitch’s platform. This proved to be a huge success where within its first week, the matches managed to nab 10 million viewers, and now it looks like Blizzard and Twitch are trying to encourage more viewers through rewards.
Twitch gives subscribers with a Prime membership free games, it has been doing that for quite some time now, but it always decides what those games are going to be. It’s switching things up a bit with Twitch Prime Indie Amplifier to shine a spotlight on some great games from eight independent developers. The community can now vote to decide which game will be given out for free to Prime […]
It is obvious that YouTube is currently the king when it comes to online videos, and while platforms like Vimeo and Dailymotion are still alive and well, it’s hard to not associate online videos with YouTube, although some platforms such as Facebook are trying to become the de facto platform for video watching.
Is there a market for people to watch other people playing video games? Back in the day of the arcade, that was more or less the case with people crowding around pros while they battled it out, but these days thanks to technology and platforms like Twitch, this can all be done from the comfort of our own homes.
Recently Blizzard announced an interesting initiative, in which they’re not only banning Overwatch players based on player reports in-game, but they will also be trawling social media to look for players who exhibit toxic behavior but who have not been reported or who somehow managed to escape being banned.
When it comes to video game streaming, Twitch is more or less the default platform that you probably think of, and to a certain extent YouTube Gaming as well. However it looks like Facebook wants to take both platforms on, and have recently announced a renewed focus towards live video game streams.
While Twitch’s focus at the start was more on live video (and for the most part it still is), the company is starting to turn their attention towards pre-recorded videos, possibly in a bid to better compete against the likes of YouTube and Facebook. So much so that the company has recently announced a new set of tools designed for pre-recorded videos.