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We're doing a drunken livestream of Titan Souls


Hopefully the booze will dull the pain of repeated failure
Oct 29
// Bill Zoeker
[Disclosure: This stream is sponsored by Devolver Digital in as far as they sent us a build of the game and a couple of strong beers and novelty tankards with which to drink them. Our live commentary will be influenced only b...
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New Twitch rules

No more shirtless streams on Twitch


Updated rules of conduct
Oct 28
// Jordan Devore
Have you seen a shirtless dude stream videogames before? I have -- multiple times, in fact! -- and I hardly ever follow live streams. Twitch has updated its rules of conduct and while much of it is common sense, broadcasters ...
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Don't do bongs, kids
We're reaching the end of our stupid drunken 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand stream, and not getting any more coherent. We shared our tales of drinking tequila in a basement with actual real-world videogame publisher, Devolver Di...

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But I'd rather not find out
In this segment of our drunken 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand stream, I think we're mostly just getting drowsy. Max talks about the evolution of Eminem and I yell at my roommate for texting me about laundry during the stream.

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You put the lime in the Bacardi, and it still tastes terrible
Watch the slow progression of our drunken stupidity as we continue to trudge through 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. In this segment, I try to make my Bacardi and Vitamin Water cocktail less terrible with lime juice, sadly to no avail. Then Max and I poop a bunch of nonsense from our mouths, as usual.

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We're playing 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand live on Twitch!


Air Bud on the stream gettin' tipsy
Oct 04
// Bill Zoeker
Max Scoville and I thought it would be a good idea to get drunk and play 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, so we decided we will do exactly that, and stream it for you to watch live. We're stupidly drinking Bacardi and Vitamin Water in Fiddy's honor.  You can watch the stream here, or in the video player below.
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Destructoid's Twitch channel is ready to come back and get the diamond skull


The dawn of a dumb new era
Oct 03
// Bill Zoeker
As some of you may recall, we took a break from streaming on Twitch.TV. There was a lot of reasons for the temporary halt in production, but we're ready to make a comeback.  We've had some time to mourn our trail-blazing...
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Crash...into me
[Update: Shows over, but you can watch me play through again in the video above.] Funny thing. I love racing videogames but I'm a terrible driver. In real life, too! Ask anyone that has ridden in my car. In fact, Hamza rode ...

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Don't be shy

Here's this week's Streamtoid schedule


Watch the community play games!
Sep 21
// ChillyBilly
Happy Sunday!Here's your Streamtoid schedule for the week of September 21st - September 27th.Remember, if your're interested in streaming, all you need to do is hit the link below and read up on what you need to do.
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Twitch acquisition

Google supposedly bailed on Twitch deal because of antitrust issues


Amazon was opportunistic
Aug 26
// Brett Makedonski
Amazon's recent acquisition of Twitch.TV for more than $1 billion might come as a surprise to anyone that had been following various suitors' attempts to buy the streaming mogul. As of late, it had seemed as if Google was poi...

Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV

Aug 25 // Jordan Devore
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For more than $1 billion
[Update: It's confirmed. Amazon has officially acquired streaming site Twitch.TV. "Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of opt...

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Things fish do

Watching fish play Street Fighter II live is actually entertaining


What a world we live in
Aug 20
// Jordan Devore
First there was a fish playing Pokémon over a Twitch stream like it was a human or something, and now we've got two fish fighting each other in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. If you're new to this phenomenon, the tank...
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The Halo Channel is a thing (Update)


"All things Halo"
Aug 12
// Dale North
[Update: Trailer now included.] At Microsoft's press conference, right after talking a bit about the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 took the stage to reveal The Halo Channel. It's for watching "all things Halo," including shows, streams, and recorded play. It's like Mario Kart TV. Kind of. A partnership with Twitch for the channel was also announced. 
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PS4

Twitch viewers can screw with you in #killallzombies


To be clear: that's the name of the game
Aug 08
// Jordan Devore
Dumb name aside, I quite like the premise of #killallzombies. It's a top-down shooter for PlayStation 4 in which zombie survival has become a televised sport, and there will be real, human spectators watching you play (if yo...
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Twitch

Twitch removes time limit for highlights, adds 'appeal' system for videos on demand


Lots of work left to be done
Aug 08
// Jordan Devore
It seemed inevitable that Twitch was going to roll out a system for flagging copyrighted music in past broadcasts, but what streamers and viewers got this week felt largely unfinished. The company is adding an "appeal" button...
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Fish Plays Pokémon

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


So, just another day on Twitch
Aug 07
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Twitch

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


This seems like a disaster in the making
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
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]...
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Twitch

Twitch is changing its approach to video archives


Including removing the 'save forever' option for past broadcasts
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Twitch

Live streaming site Justin.tv is no more


All eyes on Twitch
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Twitch Plays

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X


Watch Pokémon X starting tomorrow at 9:00pm Pacific
Jul 25
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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ONE BILLION $$$

Google buys Twitch for a billion bucks


That's a lot of ducks!
Jul 24
// Steven Hansen
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 ...
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Catlateral Damage

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


It's an all-day thing!
Jul 09
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Twitch

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


Right below League and Dota 2, of course
Jun 25
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Nintendo

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


Welp
Jun 12
// Chris Carter
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...
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Final Fantasy VI

Twitch Plays tries to take on Final Fantasy VI


Turning a solo JRPG into an MMO
Jun 04
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Here's the Twitch E3 2014 streaming schedule


Makes me twitch a bit
Jun 02
// Dale North
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...
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The Order 1886 on Twitch later today


At 1pm PT
May 23
// Dale North
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...
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Plus, an excuse to show clips from Akira
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 ...

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Twitch

YouTube reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion


Google x Twitch
May 19
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Gears of War

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


5:00pm Pacific on Twitch
May 14
// Jordan Devore
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...






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