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  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Mad Max And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Update: Our seven-hour stream has concluded. Thanks for tuning in! We're offline now, but if you want to watch the archive, you can find it here . Original story: Two massive open-world games both release today, so we're going to pit Avalanche Studios’ Mad Max against Konami’s Metal... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming For Fun And Profit – A Pro’s Guide To Game Streaming

    Playing games can be a form of leisure. It can be a way to socialize with friends. It can be a sport. And now, for many, it’s a job. While livestreaming can earn you fame and fortune, it’s difficult to become a big-name streamer. We’ve made it a little easier for you by turning to some... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Through Bloodborne's Opening Hours With Our Live Stream Archive

    The night before Bloodborne released, we streamed the game for six hours straight – and now you can watch the archive of the Twitch stream on our YouTube channel. Join Andrew Reiner, Tim Turi, Wade Wojcik, and our resident From Software/Dark Souls/Bloodborne expert, Dan Tack. Whether you're... More
  • Blog Post: Live On Twitch: Tim Plays Resident Evil HD Remaster

    The HD remastered version of Resident Evil's 2002 GameCube remake is out now! To celebrate, I'm livestreaming the game to show off the game's updated visuals and how the new control scheme affects gameplay. I'm planning on kicking things off with a hard mode playthrough of Chris Redfield's... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Twitch Viewership Data Has Little Value Without Industry-Wide Context

    Yesterday, we learned that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has become the most streamed console game on Twitch in 2014. While that's certainly notable in the sea of releases that have arrived this year, it doesn't really tell us much. "Most" is a great starting point for a conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon’s Developers On Virtual Console Absences, Twitch, And Super Smash Bros.

    We had a chance to speak with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori recently, and decided to ask them general questions about the Pokémon series. Masuda has been with the Pokémon series since Blue and Red and served as a director... More
  • Blog Post: Streaming Tips From Twitch's Most Followed User, Syndicate

    Tom "Syndicate" Cassell is Twitch's most popular streamer. He was the first on the video service to crack one million followers. He was even able to beat the channel of League of Legends developer Riot Games to the seven digit number. We recently had a chance to speak with Cassell about... More
  • Blog Post: An Interview With The Mind Behind Twitch Plays Pokémon

    In February , a stream appeared on Twitch where viewers and commenters had total control of a playthrough of Pokémon Red. By typing words like up, down, left, right, a, b, and start in the chat room, commenters submitted more than 122,000,000 commands to finally beat the game over the course of... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Interviews Twitch's Matthew DiPietro In Light Of 2013 Report

    Twitch today released a new report running down all of its growth statistics for 2013 ( view it now ). Twitch VP of marketing Matthew DiPietro spoke with us about the report, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One integration, combating streams that violate terms of service, and goals for the year ahead. In your... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Twitch And Popular Streamer Share Blame For Server Outages

    Yesterday, starting about approximately 4 PM Eastern, a group known as “DerpTrolling” initiated a number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. During the assaults on League of Legends, Dota 2, and other games, popular streamer James Varga, who goes by the name of “PhantomL0rd”... More
  • Blog Post: Transforming PlayStation 4’s Twitch Streaming From Good To Great

    Anyone who purchased a PlayStation 4 this weekend now has the tools to stream games with the push of a button. Most of the Game Informer staff dabbled in this a bit , and the results were generally good . As a starting point, the integration of Twitch with the PlayStation 4 user experience is function... More
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