Entries in 'streaming' (102)

Twitch announces premium subscriptions

Twitch announces premium subscriptions

Twitch’s existing $4.99 subscription is to be supplemented by two higher subscription tiers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 9:49AM in News
PewDiePie claims he's going family-friendly after video demonetisation

PewDiePie claims he's going family-friendly after video demonetisation

YouTube’s biggest star has claimed that he’s dropping some of the edgy humour he’s known for after a change in YouTube’s advertiser rules.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Atlus threatens Persona 5 streamers

Atlus threatens Persona 5 streamers

In a somewhat backwards looking step, Atlus has told streamers that they face action should they stream too much of RPG hit Persona 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Twitch launches game sales

Twitch launches game sales

Viewers of streaming video platform Twitch are now able to purchase PC game content directly through the platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 9:30AM in News

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Twitch rolls out 1080p/60fps streaming

Twitch rolls out 1080p/60fps streaming

Video streaming platform Twitch has said that its service is in line for a much wanted quality boost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
Yogscast

Yogscast on YouTube vs Twitch and its future as a 'full-blown media company'

There was a time when The Yogscast was synonymous with World of Warcraft and Minecraft Let’s Play videos. Since then, however, the Bristol-based production firm has grown into a full-blown ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 17th 2017 at 12:00PM in News
PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now streaming

PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now streaming

PC owners will soon get the chance to play PS4 exclusives without purchasing a console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Switch launched without any streaming media apps, and Nintendo has now claimed this was because it wanted to focus on games for the console’s debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:36AM in News

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Twitch

Twitch to start selling games, with streamers getting 5% cut of sales

Twitch has announced it will start selling games and in-game content directly through its streaming platform starting this spring. Both developers and Partnered Twitch streamers will be able to get ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 27th 2017 at 2:48PM in News
Twitch Prime members get both Banner Saga games for free

Twitch Prime members get both Banner Saga games for free

The push to drive up subscriber numbers to the Twitch Prime service continues with news of a new giveaway.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2017 at 11:03AM in News
MixCast VR allows for mixed reality streaming

MixCast VR allows for mixed reality streaming

Communicating the magic of VR to someone without physically strapping a headset to them remains a challenge – but a new software tool could prove to be a big help.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 10:32AM in News
World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour livestream

World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour livestream

Brian Vigneault, better known as Twitch streamer ‘PoShYbRiD’, has died during a 24-hour charity livestream.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 10:31AM in News

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Twitch

Twitch users spent 292bn minutes watching streamers in 2016, Overwatch most watched new game

Twitch has released its interactive 2016 Year in Review, revealing that users spent 292bn minutes watching Twitch last year, and that Blizzard's Overwatch was the most-watched new game of 2016. ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 16th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
PlayStation

Sony discontinuing PS Now on all platforms save PS4 and PC

Sony is discontinuing its PlayStation Now streaming service on all platforms except the PS4 and PC. Starting from August 15th 2017, users will no longer be able to access the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 16th 2017 at 9:03AM in News
Twitch

Twitch's new Communities to help aid discoverability

Twitch has launched its new Communities feature, an open beta directory that allows creators and viewers to discover and share content based on their interests more easily.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 2:36PM in News
Versus Evil Charity Clash

Versus Evil announces first charity streaming event

US indie games publisher Versus Evil has announced its very first charity streaming event. Dubbed the Versus Evil Charity Clash, streamers will be representing one of four main charities ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 26th 2017 at 5:34PM in News

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Riot and BAMTech strike $50m a year monetisation partnership

Riot and BAMTech strike $50m a year monetisation partnership

League of Legends developer Riot Games and MLB Advanced Media’s BAMTech have entered into an exclusive monetisation and commercialisation partnership worth at least $50m per year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Twitch IRL

Twitch loosens guidelines with new IRL category

Twitch has today launched a brand new content category called IRL. Designed to enable Twitch creators to share content from their everyday lives in addition to traditional gameplay videos, Twitch ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 6:00PM in News
Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Xbox Streaming device was real, report claims

Microsoft was ready to announce and release a streaming Xbox device intended to launch shortly after E3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
Iceiceice

iceiceice: "Streaming is destroying careers"

Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang, captain of the Faceless Dota 2 team, has said that streaming is destroying players’ careers in China.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 6th 2016 at 7:53PM in News
Amazon Game Studios details three big projects and new Stream+ gambling plan

Amazon Game Studios details three big projects and new Stream+ gambling plan

After what feels like a long period of pretty significant investment, we finally know what the first big projects to emerge from Amazon Game Studio will look like.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Twitch Plays Chess beats a Grandmaster

Twitch Plays Chess beats a Grandmaster

And you thought Twitch Plays beating Dark Souls was impressive?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 2:43PM in News
Sony explains PS4 Pro's 4K Blu-ray omission, says 4K Netflix streaming preferred

Sony explains PS4 Pro's 4K Blu-ray omission, says 4K Netflix streaming preferred

The PS4 Pro does not include a 4K UHD player because Sony believes that the market is moving away from physical media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2016 at 2:30PM in News
YouTubers in uproar as site penalises edgy content

YouTubers in uproar as site penalises edgy content

Video streaming giant YouTube has once again infuriated a number of its biggest stars by withholding advertising revenue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2016 at 9:51AM in News
Twitch to acquire Curse

Twitch to acquire Curse

Streaming platform Twitch has announced its intention to acquire online tech company Curse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2016 at 10:44AM in News