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6:45 PM on 05.14.2014

Gears of War studio Black Tusk hosting Q&A stream tomorrow

Microsoft is continuing the Gears of War franchise with Black Tusk Studios. I wasn't expecting to hear much about the new installment next month at E3 -- perhaps, at best, a teaser trailer -- but it's possible the company wil...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 05.05.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon is still a thing, currently playing Platinum

After completing multiple Pokemon titles, Twitch Plays Pokemon is still...well... playing. Currently they're working their way through Platinum, with a new twist involved. Players can bet on Pokemon Stadium 2 matches. While e...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 04.28.2014

Can Twitch work together to play Hearthstone?

I'm over Twitch Plays Pokemon, but it was fun while it lasted for me. And that's not to say I'm bored of the concept of people collaborating to play a game via live stream, generally speaking. Some will be hits, some will be ...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 04.28.2014

Twin Galaxies launches interactive gaming channel online

Twin Galaxies LIVE is a new interactive live videogame television channel that is set to launch on April 28, 2014 -- today. Gaming record tracking group TwinGalaxies.com will launch this new 24/7 interactive channel, using Sk...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 04.23.2014

Twitch beats YouTube and ESPN in live online streaming

Video solutions company Qwilt has released some stats on Twitch today that show that the streaming site has become one of the top live streaming sites in the United States, outpacing ESPN, NBC Sports, and even YouTube's live ...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 04.23.2014

Super Mario 64 speedrun record beat at 1 hour and 43 minutes

"Why did I do this on a Tuesday? I just woke up and decided I would do this." That's what Siglemic said right before he beat the Super Mario 64 speedrun record, claiming all 120 stars and finishing the game in just one hour ...

Dale North

1:15 PM on 04.22.2014

CCP Devs to go up against MMA fighter at EVE Fanfest

EVE Fanfest is an amazing event already, but this year's sounds like it's going to be completely nuts. The craziest thing they're doing is probably staging an event called Eve of Destruction, where MMA fighter Gunnar &ld...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Twitch to support Choice Chamber with matched funds

Twitch has promised to match the funds need for Studio Bean to launch their interactive game, Choice Chamber. The title has a Kickstarter running, with a goal of $30,000 set for the deadline of April 20. Twitch will match the...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Twitch launching invite-only Group Chat today

Starting this week, Twitch is giving broadcasters and viewers a way to interact with one another in private, invite-only chat rooms that are separate from existing main chat channels. This new Group Chat feature will first ro...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 04.01.2014

Twitch reports positive progress on Xbox One app

It appears as if the Twitch app is going swimmingly on the Xbox One, as the company has shared some positive stats from the launch, which took place on March 11th. Twitch reports that on launch day, 30% of all broadcasters we...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Live Show: Playing True Crime: Streets of LA

I got to thinking this weekend about what games I used to enjoy playing a lot, a bit of a nostalgia trip as it were. One game that would often pop up in my head is True Crime: Streets of LA. At first glance the game may decep...

Phil





3:15 PM on 03.28.2014

Live Show: Playing some Nier to bring us into our weekend

There was a time back when I did playthroughs on our live channel and I really wanted to do a run of Nier. The game has been sitting in my collection for as long as I can remember and I still have yet to play more than the fi...

Phil



Hohokum soothes the minds of everyone who plays it photo
Hohokum soothes the minds of everyone who plays it
by Bill Zoeker

We recently had the pleasure of diving into Hohokum with Sr. Producer, Zach Wood, live on Dtoid.TV. It seemed to put everyone in the room into a technicolor joy trance, and we've heard similar reports of players elsewhere being pacified by the vibrant world of Hohokum. Watch the video above to see for yourself.

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Helldivers will let you play every combination of co-op imaginable photo
Helldivers will let you play every combination of co-op imaginable
by Bill Zoeker

Before GDC, we were joined by some of the fine folks at Sony live on Dtoid.TV. Above is a video of us playing an early build of Helldivers with its Sr. Producer, Mark Rogers.

Helldivers is a game that admittedly went under my radar literally until the moment we showed it off on Dtoid.TV. Then I found out it's being developed by the same folks who brought us Magicka. Then I found out, when it comes out for PS3, PS4, and the PS Vita this summer, Helldivers will allow you to play with friends locally, online, and across all three platforms in any combination. I am super down for this title. It seems our cooperative options are narrowing these days, and that's really the only kind of multiplayer I care about.

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What Twitch Plays Pokemon and True Detective teach us about modern storytelling photo
What Twitch Plays Pokemon and True Detective teach us about modern storytelling
by Steven Hansen

Recently, two opposite things have become popular: Twitch Plays Pokemon and True Detective. Popularity is a plague, now more than ever. It spreads. Tumblr fandoms have gif sets up before an episode of a show can end. On Twitter, people are "live-tweeting" a thing while they're supposed to be engaged with it, filling that space in between live-tweet sessions with themed hashtags (#truedetectiveseason2).

I was into Twitch Plays Pokemon (Red) for its novelty, for the creativity is spawned: songs, comics, and other bits of art. But its crowd-sourced canon is infinite monkeys on infinite keyboards. Except eventually writing memes instead of Shakespeare. Because time is finite and there are constraints. The same ones that let it finish Red in only 16 straight days. Because the monkeys can't just fling shit for six years between typing "up" and "a."

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7:00 AM on 03.24.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon completes Crystal, is now on Emerald

Although it wasn't nearly as popular the second time around, Twitch Plays Pokemon moved on from Red and switched to Crystal at the start of this month -- only to complete it late last week. We're looking at roughly ...

Chris Carter