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3:45 PM on 08.07.2014

This fish is playing Pokémon very slowly, and a lot of people are watching

Twitch has a thing for playing Pokémon. Typically, it's a crowdsourced game with tens of thousands of players all helping input controls. Some college kids recently scaled that back and are trying to accomplish the sa...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Yikes: Twitch launches system to block copyrighted audio in videos on demand

Some more changes to the way archived broadcasts work at Twitch, and you're not going to like them. The live streaming site is now using technology in partnership with Audible Magic "to scan past and future [videos on demand]...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Twitch is changing its approach to video archives

Twitch is changing the way it handles video on demand and that's going to mean the end of the "save forever" option for past broadcasts on the site. Broadcasts that are cut down into highlight clips can still live on the site...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Live streaming site Justin.tv is no more

After seven years, Justin.tv has been shut down. The live video site, mobile apps, and APIs are no longer in service as Twitch Interactive Inc.'s focus shifts entirely to its gaming-focused site, Twitch. Getting ready for th...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X

It was slightly surprising to hear that the Twitch Plays Pokémon community is still active if for no other reason than I thought folks would have beaten all of the games by now. Not quite! There's still Pokémon ...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks

Nintendo may think watching Twitch streams is not fun, but a lot of people disagree. Twitch has 50 million active users per month. That's more than the population of California. That's more than 20 times the amount of people ...

Steven Hansen





3:30 PM on 07.09.2014

You've gotta be kitten me with this Catlateral Damage telethon

Catlateral Damage has already been funded via Kickstarter, but in order to reach those stretch goals, they're doing an all-day telethon via Twitch. Counting down the final 50 hours until the campaign ends, the stream will fea...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: GO among most-watched games on Twitch

Twitch has come out with its top games for May 2014, as determined by overall number of minutes watched per title. The top two -- League of Legends and Dota 2 -- come as no surprise whatsoever. But Hearthstone: Heroes of Warc...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 06.12.2014

Nintendo won't be supporting a Twitch app because 'gameplay by itself is not fun'

Do you like Twitch? Do you like Nintendo? Well don't expect the two to meet intimately anytime soon, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Speaking to Polygon, Reggie stated, "we don't think streaming 3...

Chris Carter

11:15 AM on 06.04.2014

Twitch Plays tries to take on Final Fantasy VI

Twitch sure has a knack for crowdsourcing some of the most beloved games of all time. Next on the hit list is Final Fantasy VI, a game that many hold near and dear to their heart. If you want to experience it in all of its gl...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 06.02.2014

Here's the Twitch E3 2014 streaming schedule

Twitch streams basically everything these days. I think that's great -- especially for the press conferences. So running their schedule is a service for you, dear reader. I mean, they're now the official streaming platform of...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 05.23.2014

The Order 1886 on Twitch later today

Sony is teasing a stream of something on the Twitch PlayStation page. Their blog post says that "the revolution will be televised..." and suggests that you might want to change your evening plans to see what they have in stor...

Dale North



Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube photo
Tuesday Newsday: Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Bombshell & TwitchTube
by Max Scoville

There's been a whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about in the last week! Halo 5: Guardians has been announced for 2015, Far Cry 4 is coming this fall, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction has been rebranded as Bombshell, Tom Clancy's The Division is basically pulling a Watch Dogs and disappearing into development for another year or two, Playstation Now beta invites are going out to PS4 owners, and Twitch TV might be acquired by YouTube. Wild!

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12:00 PM on 05.19.2014

YouTube reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion

Google buying Twitch. Well, that's one way to scale. Sources with Variety say that Google's YouTube is working to acquire the streaming video site for "more than $1 billion" and preparing for U.S. regulators to challenge the ...

Jordan Devore

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