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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Twitch Off To A Record-Breaking Start On Xbox One

    Microsoft's announcement is no joke; Twitch streaming on Xbox One is already incredibly popular. Microsoft broke down the good news on its news wire, stating that Xbox One users streamed more minutes (2.7 million, to be exact) during its first day of service than any other Twitch console app has... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Camera In Short Supply Thanks To Twitch

    Sony hasn't manufactured enough PlayStation Cameras to satisfy consumer demand and says it's due to the popularity of the PS4's Twitch livestreaming features. So far, Sony says that the attach rate of the PS Camera is around 15 percent, translating to approximately 900,000 units sold. That's... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Update To Broaden Capture Options

    Sony announced today some important changes on the way to its sharing technology on the PlayStation 4. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony’s Scott McCarthy discussed the new functionalities, which are on the way to PS4 through a software update in the “upcoming weeks.” Most significantly... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch And Gameloft Partner Bring Livestreaming to iOS

    Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will be the first iOS game with the ability to livestream gameplay to the popular online service. Asphalt 8 has the ability to embed part of the new Twitch app for iOS into the game itself, letting players stream their gameplay, as well as audio and video of... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Twitch Update Arriving Early

    Xbox One streaming will be available sooner than expected. Twitch has announced that the app update will start arriving for users later this evening. The official Twitch Twitter account suggests that rollout of the new app will begin at 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Eastern. For more on the streaming update... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Signs Deal To Be Official Live Streaming Partner For E3

    Twitch has signed a deal to make it the official live streaming partner of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo for the next three years. Being a partner means Twtich will have a noticeable presence on the show floor with its own booth, as well as through E3's assorted media channels. Twitch... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Clarifies Timing Of Xbox One Twitch Broadcasting Update

    You may have seen some conflicting information about Twitch broadcasting on the Xbox One . Last night we reported on the March update , which is becoming available now. Microsoft has clarified some of the details. In Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten’s post, he’s clear that Twitch broadcasting... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall Artist To Hold Live Q&A On Twitch

    If you're devouring any Titanfall information you can before the game's launch, then you might want to tune into N0M4D's Twitch channel tomorrow to listen to Respawn's lead artist Joel Emslie candidly talk about the game. Randy Fitzgerald, aka N0M4D , is a huge fan of shooters. In spite... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Plays Pokémon Now Playing Pokémon Crystal

    The Twitch account that recently wrapped up its Pokémon Red playthrough after 16 days has moved onto Pokémon Crystal. The stream began about four hours ago, and all the same rules and boundaries apply. Users submit commands through the chat, and anarchy and democracy mode are in effect... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Shares Twitch Plays Pokémon Viewership Stats

    Twitch Plays Pokémon was a huge phenomenon for the streaming service, and it has shared a few of the viewership stats surrounding the 16 day journey . According to a post on Twitch's blog , the stream had more than nine million viewers. Of those nine million, 1,165,140 participated issuing... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Plans Twitch Smartglass Features, Party Chat Broadcasting Possible

    This morning brought news that Microsoft and Twitch are going to be rolling out streaming support for Xbox One in two weeks. The update to the Twitch app will be coming on March 11, alongside Titanfall. We spoke with Chad Gibson on the Xbox Live team about how Twitch will work on the platform. One of... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Twitch Streaming Comes To Xbox One Alongside Titanfall

    Update: Microsoft has provided additional information on how Twitch broadcasting will work on the Xbox One. In addition to being able to join broadcaster parties, you'll be able to add to and access archived footage on your Xbox One. You'll also be able to see if your friends are broadcasting... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Touts A Million Monthly Broadcasters

    Live game broadcasting is showing no signs of slowing down, and platform Twitch is boasting some big numbers. The company says that is has reached the milestones of over a million monthly active broadcasters and an average of 13 million minutes watched per month. Currently, Twitch broadcasting is seeing... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Direct Broadcasting On Xbox One Has No ETA

    Xbox One owners looking to broadcast gameplay via Twitch will have to keep waiting for the foreseeable future. The feature was promised by Microsoft early this year, but according to the tweet by Twitch support, it appears to be at least a few months away. Xbox One Direct Broadcasting: There is no ETA... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Enjoys Strong Software Sales And Twitch Traffic

    Sony's already announced that the PlayStation 4 has been selling strongly at retail, and this popularity seems to be carrying over on the software side as well. The company revealed that there have been over 9.7 million PlayStation 4 games sold so far, a number that includes both retail sales and... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Driving Twitch Livestreaming Numbers

    The PlayStation 4's easy-to-use livestreaming functionality is proving to be a boon for the Internet gameplay broadcasting service Twitch. According to new data released by Twitch, PS4 is already driving a significant amount of the service's livestreaming. Twitch's VP of marketing Matthew... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Raises $90,000 For Typhoon Haiyan Relief

    Twitch has announced that it has donated $90,000 to the relief effort in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan last month. The funds were raised through the sale of limited edition t-shirts on Twitch’s website. Additionally, during Extra Life 2013, Twitch hosted 7,500 users that raised $1.22... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Removes PlayStation 4 Playroom Content From Directory

    Earlier this week, we reported on some users abusing the PlayStation 4’s Twitch streaming capabilities. While some, like The Spartan Show, have done great things with it, attracting thousands of viewers and even Sony representatives, others have chosen a different route. This has led Twitch to... More
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