Entries in 'streaming' (93)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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

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Twitch's battle to remain the top dog of eSports streaming

Twitch's battle to remain the top dog of eSports streaming

In the face of growing competition, Twitch is still the streaming space’s market leader and this is helped
by its pro-gaming content.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 12th 2016 at 11:23AM in News
Gem Box: the micro-console that wants to be the 'Netflix for games'

Gem Box: the micro-console that wants to be the 'Netflix for games'

French company Emtec wants to succeed where nearly everybody else has failed.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 25th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Less than a week after Twitch said it would take action against the streaming of Counter Strike gambling on its network, one leading streamer has been banned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 2:50PM in News
Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Twitch bans gay-themed game bundle Radiator 2

Radiator 2, a collection of three gay-themed titles that was recently released on Steam, has been banned from streaming site Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 12:03PM in News
Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Facebook login coming to Blizzard games, with streaming to follow

Facebook login coming to Blizzard games, with streaming to follow

Overwatch, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft players may soon be able to stream their gameplay directly to Facebook.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Twitch

Twitch unveils new Clips feature to challenge Oddshot

Twitch has announced Clips; a new feature that allows viewers to save 30 second video clips from any live stream.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on May 29th 2016 at 5:09PM in News
GTV

Gfinity launch GTV into open beta

UK based eSports organisation Gfinity has launched GTV into open beta.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 29th 2016 at 11:38AM in News
Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after live suicide rant

Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after live suicide rant

Streamer Brandon ‘DM Brandon’ Nance has announced his decision to quit the scene shortly after he embarked on a controversial rant about the morality of suicide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 1:25PM in News