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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Go To Gaming Conventions?

    MAGfest, PAX, Quakecon, TGS, Blizzcon, Gen Con, and even Dragon Con. There is no shortage of gaming conventions, and they seem to never stop growing. Of course, that means that people must be going to them. Are you one of them? What's your favorite? And which one will you be going to next? Twitch... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Announces TwitchCon

    Streaming service Twitch announced TwitchCon on an official site stream today. This Twitch-centric convention is scheduled for September 25-26 in San Francisco, CA. TwitchCon will be dedicated to Twitch's community of streamers, partners, broadcasters, and viewers. There are not a whole lot of details... More
  • Blog Post: White House Partners With Twitch And ESL To Encourage Health Insurance Sign-Ups

    The deadline for signing up for health insurance with the assistance of the United States government is rapidly approaching. In a new effort to get the word out to young people, the White House has teamed with Twitch, ESL, and eSports personalities. The campaign features Wargaming League commentator... More
  • Blog Post: Awesome Games Done Quick Brings In 9.4 Million Viewers

    Awesome Games Done Quick, an annual charity speedrunning event, is over for now , allowing us to catch our breaths and get a feel for its impact. The event has been growing in popularity, nearly doubling its impressions in 2015. Twitch put together the infographic below to encapsulate some of the details... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Shares Its Impressive 2014 Viewership Numbers

    2014 was a big year for Twitch, and the company has put together an infographic boasting some of its impressive 2014 viewership numbers as well as some surprising facts. Between the Amazon purchase, new-gen consoles truly jumping into the world of online streaming, and the bizarre Twitch plays Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Our Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Live Stream Has Concluded

    Update: Thanks for tuning into our Majora's Mask 3D Twitch live stream and sending us questions! The archive of the stream will be online soon! Original story: Tomorrow we'll be streaming the 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and we'll be doing it side by side with the... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Studios Announces New Let’s Play–Friendly Monetization Rules

    Monetization of Let’s Play videos and livestreaming has been a topic of discussion for quite a while, with publishers taking different approaches. The decision to allow monetization is widely diversified, with a number of companies offering different views. Some, like Nintendo , have opted to claim... More
  • Blog Post: #IDARB Will Be Free For Xbox Gold Members In February, Other Ocean Giving Away Copies Now

    Other Ocean's crowd-developed #IDARB will be releasing on Xbox One in February for free as a part of Microsoft's Games with Gold program. #IDARB, which is a competitive multiplayer game in the vein of Smash Bros. and NBA Jam, was developed using ideas from Other Ocean's fans and friends.... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch On Xbox One Gets Video On Demand Viewing, Extensive Filters

    Microsoft has announced updates to the Twitch experience that will make it easier to find specific content. An update that goes live today introduces extensive filtering options tailored to specific games. In a new video, you’ll get a look at some of the options you can explore to find streams... More
  • Blog Post: Get Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Just For Considering Its Twitch Livestream

    It's polite to RSVP for an event even if you don't plan on attending. It's the right thing to do. Ubisoft wants to encourage this good behavior with free DLC for anyone who simply says they're going to watch an upcoming Twitch livestream event for Assassin's Creed Unity. The DLC is... More
  • Blog Post: You Can Now Broadcast Party Chat Via PlayStation 4 Share

    One of the more subtle updates included in PlayStation 4 update 2.0 will benefit streamers and their Twitch or Ustream audiences. In the past, those broadcasting multiplayer games might have seemed like they were talking to themselves while in party chat. That can now be fixed. In the broadcast settings... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Holding Veteran-Employment Drive

    Activision has announced a two-week event centered around the launch of the latest Call of Duty. The fundraising event, called Race for 1,000 Jobs, aims to provide employment assistance for military veterans. Players can participate by donating money, raising donations during a gaming marathon, and buying... More
  • Blog Post: Spelunky Beaten Using A Dance Dance Revolution Dance Pad

    Gamers are always look for new and interesting ways to challenge themselves, for example this guy who beat all of Dark Souls II using the Rock Band guitar controller . Twitch stream EladDifficult, in an attempt to "do something out of the ordinary and ridiculous", decided to beat the indie... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Plays Pokémon Now Playing Super Smash Bros. 3DS

    The Twitch channel renowned for crowd sourcing Pokémon games has moved over to another Nintendo game: Super Smash Bros. 3DS. You can check out the stream by heading here , and it is surprisingly functional. Watching for a few minutes, I assumed it would be a whole lot of aimless menu selection... More
  • 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
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