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  • Blog Post: After Pokémon And Dark Souls, Twitch Is Now Attempting To Play Fallout 3

    After TwitchPlaysPokémon, watching Twitch facilitate the crowd-source playing of video games has become a strange phenomenon. Fallout 3 is the latest to participate in the trend. You can find the stream by heading here . Things are going... slow. As it turns out, Fallout 3 is a very complicated... More
  • Blog Post: Professional Streamers Markiplier And Missesmae Will Be On Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight

    Late night host Jimmy Kimmel has had an impressive verbal war going with the gaming community for the last several days, but Jimmy might soon be coming around to gaming – at least if professional streamers Markiplier and Missesmae can do anything about it. Tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Seven Hours Of Mad Max And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    We live streamed seven hours of video games on Tuesday covering this week's big releases – Mad Max and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The archive is now online for viewing. We started our stream with some Mad Max with Jeff Cork and I playing through the game's first 3.5 hours. You... More
  • Blog Post: Tune In To Watch Us Play Dreadnought Live From PAX

    Update: Earlier today, we streamed some Dreadnought gameplay from the PAX show floor. The stream is over, but the archive is online for viewing . Original story: We’re out at PAX this weekend, and even if you’re not in Seattle, you can join in the fun. News editor Mike Futter is streaming... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Sony Working To Re-enable Until Dawn Twitch Stream Archives Coming From PlayStation 4

    Update: Sony has offered a statement regarding the inability to archive twitch streams of Until Dawn broadcasted from PlayStation 4s. Sony says Until Dawn's Twitch archiving was deactivated by mistake and should not be an issue soon. Here's the statement from Sony: We are currently working on... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Twitch Announces When Ticket Sales Will Go Live For The First Annual TwitchCon

    Tickets for Twitch's first TwitchCon will go on sale in just a few days. The convention takes place between September 25 and 26, and will be held in Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. If you're interested in attending, tickets go on sale this Friday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. PT. You... More
  • Blog Post: Symantec Says Malware Could Be Inflating Twitch Viewership

    Online streaming is experiencing a boom period, in terms of audience size and the number of hours those viewers spend watching their fellow gamers play, talk, and entertain. According to a report from antivirus company Symantec, there's more going on with those numbers than you might think. Twitch... More
  • Blog Post: Fortnite’s Second Alpha Is Live Now, Live Stream 4PM EST Today

    Epic’s Fortnite has been tucked away behind closed doors for almost a year, but today a few fans will get hands-on time and everyone can see it in action. While Epic is only quietly announcing the launch, the second official Alpha period for Fortnite is currently live and will run through April... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Twitch Suffers Security Breach, Change Your Passwords

    Update (4:55 p.m. Eastern) : Twitch is alerting some users about the manner of the data breach. If you have a Twitch account, you should be aware of this information. VentureBeat has secured a copy of the email being sent by Twitch to users it has determined are affected by the breach. Included in the... More
  • 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
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