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  • Blog Post: Amazon Completes Acquisition Of Twitch Streaming Service

    Amazon has something special in its gold box today. The company has announced it has completed the acquisition of game streaming service Twitch. The news was announced via a brief SEC filing to notify the commission of the transaction. “On September 25, 2014, Amazon.com, Inc. completed its acquisition... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Hosting 8 Hour Live Stream With Super Smash Bros. 3DS And Other Games

    Update: Nintendo has set a time for its live stream. The stream begins Friday, September 12 at 10 AM PT. Nintendo is promising to feature Super Smash Bros. on 3DS as well as other mystery titles. So happy you’re excited for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse! The live stream of upcoming holiday... More
  • Blog Post: More People Watched Twitch Plays Pokémon Than Stanley Cup Finals

    Earlier this year, the world held its breath as Twitch played Pokémon, and if you wondered just how massive a phenomenon that experience was, the numbers are in, and they’re impressive. While at PAX, researcher and data scientist Alex Leavitt released some numbers collected during the live... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Viewership Numbers Rival Those Of Major Cable Networks

    New data shows just how popular the game-streaming service Twitch has become. Twitch, which was recently purchased by Amazon for a nearly a billion dollars, is posting viewer numbers that rival ratings for some of the biggest cable networks in the world. A recent New York Times article shows the explosive... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch CEO: Amazon Will ‘Help Twitch Do What We’re Doing Today, Only Faster’

    Following today’s news that Amazon will acquire game streaming site Twitch , company CEO Emmett Shear held a town hall event to address questions. He was joined by Amazon vice president of games Mike Frazzini to discuss the deal. Shear will continue as CEO of Twitch, which will be a wholly owned... More
  • Blog Post: CONFIRMED: Amazon Purchases Twitch

    Update #2: Amazon has announced the purchase of outstanding Twitch shares for $970 million cash. The deal has been approved by Twitch's shareholders and is scheduled to close later this year. Update #1: Twitch CEO Emmett Shear has confirmed his company's acquisition by Amazon. The news comes... More
  • Blog Post: Fish Are Now Playing Street Fighter On Twitch

    Growing tired of Pokémon (presumably), pet fish have now moved onto the fast-paced world of Street Fighter. You can check out the stream here, which pits the fish Aquarius against his in-tank roommate Robert the Bruce, by heading here . The owner of the channel, which goes by the name FishPlayStreetFighter... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation And Xbox Twitch Accounts Compromised, Offensive Messages Posted

    Yesterday the PlayStation, Xbox, and eSports League Twitch accounts were accessed by an as-yet unknown third party, who altered posted highlights to contain unauthorized messages including offensive language in the titles and descriptions. The unauthorized messages included jokes concerning recent announcements... More
  • Blog Post: Kill All Zombies Invites Your Friends To Boost Or Befuddle You Via Twitch Chat

    Beatshapers has announced a new action title called Kill All Zombies that will invite your friends to affect the game. The concept is similar to Dead Nation and Zombie Studios' Daylight , with broadcast viewers impacting the game via Twitch chat. Viewers will be able to vote on encounter options... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Details Changes To Stream Archiving, Audio Content ID Policies

    The popular game livestreaming channel Twitch is making changes to its video-on-demand stream archiving services and is taking new steps to enforce copyrights of audio and music. This week, Twitch released a statement on its official blog regarding changes to how it is handling archived livestreams.... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Fish Play Pokémon

    Why watch a random collective of the Twitch community play Pokémon when you can watch a stupid fish play instead? Spoiler: This fish really sucks at Pokémon. The latest bizarre phenomenon on Twitch proves that gamers will watch literally anything play Pokémon. A streaming maverick... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Are You Worried About Google Purchasing Twitch?

    Google's reported acquisition of Twitch could give the company a huge portion of video game livestreaming market. How concerned are you about this move? If you're an avid fan of watching Twitch livestreams, we'd love to hear your opinion. Are you concerned that this will bring changes to... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Google Purchasing Twitch For $1 Billion

    A new report, citing sources with direct knowledge of the deal, claims that Google is set to purchase the game livestreaming service Twitch. VentureBeat's veteran tech reporter Dean Takahashi broke the story, writing that his reported came from "confirmed sources familiar with the matter."... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo: Twitch Gameplay Streaming is “Not Fun,” Won’t Be Coming To Wii U

    It looks like Wii U owners won’t be getting Twitch gameplay streaming services anytime soon. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime recently made Nintendo’s opinion of gameplay streaming known in an interview, in which he said, “We don’t think streaming 30 minutes of gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Announces Complete E3 Streaming Schedule

    If you can’t be with us in Los Angeles next week, you can still keep up with the fun of E3. In addition to the heaps of news, videos, and interviews we’ll be putting up, you can watch a live stream of some exciting games and news thanks to Twitch. The streaming service has released its full... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Live Streaming On Your New-Gen Console?

    One of the features of new-gen consoles that took off faster than others is the ability to live stream gameplay. Are you taking advantage of it? Do you refuse to play a game unless it is being broadcast to the masses? Or did you try it once and walk away unimpressed? Do you spend just as much time watching... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] YouTube & Twitch Still In Talks, No Deal Yet

    Update : The Wall Street Journal has a pair of sources who say that the YouTube/Twitch deal is still being ironed out. The report says that the sides are working on the deal, but characterized it as in its early stages and that nothing is imminent. The Wall Street Journal also says that the price of... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis - Breaking Down The Kinect-Free Xbox One

    Since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One on May 21, 2013, the company has been haunted by decisions and comments about the console’s direction . Today, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and his team announced three major changes that should shrug off the specter of the past in favor of striding into the future... More
  • Blog Post: Robot Dominates Puzzle Game Threes On Twitch

    The simple, infectious puzzler Threes has captivated fans of mobile games. Game Informer's Dan Ryckert loves it , but the joy of sliding numbers isn't reserved for humans alone. Threes developer Team Colorblind has developed a robot that can play that game better than most organic beings, and... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Begins Group Chat Beta

    The popular game livestreaming service Twitch has launched a beta of its new group chat features. The beta was announced today on the official Twitch.tv blog . On the original post there's a video that will walk you through the basics. It's exactly what you'd expect - a quick and easy way... More
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