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Twitch Prime's July free games line-up is huge

Each month, Amazon Prime and Twitch Prime members are given a collection of free games for subscribing to the service (similar to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold). While there have normally been around 2-3 titles in a given month, Twitc...

 
 
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Three charged in deadly Call of Duty swatting case

(Photo credit: John B. Snyder) Three people are looking at federal charges in the US in connection with the death of Andrew Finch, 28, outside of his property after a SWAT team was called to his house. Tyler Barriss, who went under the hand...

 
 
 
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Twitch gains the exclusive Overwatch League broadcast rights

If you're hotly anticipating the debut of the Overwatch League, you'll have one way to access it. The popular streaming service, Twitch, has brokered a deal with Activision Blizzard to gain the exclusive broadcasting rights for the Overwatc...

 
 
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Twitch to sponsor, promote the best game, Chess

Twitch.tv, the streaming and social platform popular among video game fans, inked a multi-year deal with Chess.com. The partnership is part of a push to promote both chess streams and major events. It might sound a bit silly at first, but c...

 
 
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Even Twitch is getting in on the loot box craze

Loot boxes have been slowly invading different games, so why not also start invading streaming services? In a promotion for Halloween, Twitch is bringing out some special, limited emotes that can potentially be unlocked via a loot box. Noth...

 
 
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Bungie explains what a season is in Destiny 2

Ever since the day Destiny 2 launched, there have been hints of seasonal content here and there. Scrolling to the clan tab shows off your current clan rank, as well as the associated rewards for the current season. Bungie is at Twitchcon th...

 
 
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Amazon's Breakaway might be the next great eSport

[Edit: The article originally stated that the author had spoken with Breakaway's Executive Producer, Matthew Priestley. This has been corrected; the author spoke with the Senior Producer, Michael Willette.] Last Friday, I visited Amazon's S...

 
 
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You can watch a ton of anime next week on Twitch

I still remember the days when Twitch was adamantly not the streaming service for you if you wanted to stream something other than a videogame. It wasn't even that long ago, all things considered. But that's all over now, because we're...

 
 
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Get a free Golden Overwatch box on Twitch Prime

Starting today, Overwatch aficionados can claim a free golden loot box if they're signed up for Amazon Prime. As part of Twitch's Prime Loot program, anyone who's linked their Twitch and Amazon Prime accounts together can claim th...

 
 
 
 
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Nintendo is holding an Arms centered Direct tomorrow

With E3 fast approaching and everyone drooling over new games, Nintendo wants to remind you that Arms will be coming out soon. Releasing the same week as E3, when are we going to get more information about the game? Tomorrow at 6:00 pm EST/...

 
 
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Overwatch pro ends career with stream of racial slurs

Overwatch pro Matt "Dellor" Vaughn has been dropped by Toronto Esports after the release of the above video, wherein Vaughn, angry at an online opponent, proceeds to scream at the top of his lungs (mind your computer volume level) and then...

 
 
 
 
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Twitch is going to sell games and give streamers a cut

Streaming platform Twitch is getting into video game sales. It's a smart move, one that makes a whole lot of sense given the company's owner, Amazon, and one I'll be curious to see shake out. "Viewers have always used Twitch as a way to 'de...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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'Desert Bus for Hope' rolls into its tenth year

Desert Bus for Hope, the annual gaming marathon which benefits the Child's Play Charity, is underway right now. Desert Bus for Hope has raised over $3.1 million for Child's Play since 2007, and at the time of writing they've raise...

 
 
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Review: The Jackbox Party Pack 3

Jackbox Games has a great thing going with its Party Packs. It's way easier to get people to play a game if they already have the equipment, nearly everyone carries a smartphone around these days. I've found that it's far less intimidating ...

 
 
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Twitch Prime debuts at TwitchCon

TwitchCon 2016 kicked off in San Diego today, and several announcements were made during the keynote address about Twitch's partnership with online retailer Amazon. Among these, Twitch announced that it'll be offering a new service called "...

 
 
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Microsoft purchases its own Twitch competitor

Microsoft announced yesterday that its Xbox division has purchased Beam Interactive, a livestreaming service that "gives viewers the ability to watch and play along with their favorite game streamers in real-time." Terms of the deal were no...

 
 




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