Tag Archives: Twitch

Minecraft streamer buys $4.5m property in Hollywood – report

Popular Youtube content creator Jordan CaptainSparklez” Maron has reportedly purchased a $4.5m house in the Hollywood Hills. Variety reports the Minecraft-focused streamer has chosen a plot not far away from the Beverly Hills’ mansion Minecraft creator Notch purchased for a record $70m in December of last year. Maron’s YouTube channel …

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Hearthstone knocks Dota 2 down a place in monthly Twitch rankings

The end of The International and the release of The Grand Tournament has led to Blizzard’s Hearthstone and Valve’s Dota 2 swapping places in the September Twitch charts. Riot’s League of Legends and Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive retain their positions in first and second place. Bungie’s Destiny jumps four places …

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Inaugural TwitchCon draws over 20,000 attendees

Over 20,000 people attended TwitchCon 2015 this past weekend, the game-broadcasting platform has announced. The company also revealed that 1.9m unique online viewers tuned in to the show’s various streams. TwitchCon’s inaugural event took place this past Friday and Saturday in San Francisco, where it was announced that the website …

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Twitch is introducing video uploads

Streaming giant Twitch is to introduce YouTube-style video uploading. CEO Emmett Shear confirmed the news during his TwitchCon 2015 keynote, along with a number of other new features. With YouTube currently embarking on a big drive to pry some streaming market share from its rival, Twitch video uploads will potentially …

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Shower simulator Rinse and Repeat banned from Twitch

Rinse and Repeat is a game about taking a shower. Typically showers are taken when naked. And nudity is pretty much not allowed on Twitch. Rinse and Repeat is described as a ‘first person male showing game’. It’s made by developer Robert Yang and is unashamedly designed to explore homosexuality. …

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YouTube vs Twitch: The battle for the billion dollar streaming market

Last week, Google launched YouTube Gaming. It’s a site dedicated to games video. All gaming content from YouTube is available on the platform, and live-streaming has been made easier than before. It’s an enticing proposition that capitalises on the site’s already huge games audience. Games-related content is amongst YouTube’s most …

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Panda TV aims to be the Chinese competitor to Twitch

The son of China’s richest man is launching a live streaming site that could soon rival Amazon-owned service Twitch. Panda TV is being backed by Wang Sicong, local online celebrity and son of Wang Jianlin, who is estimated to be worth $26.5 billion (Forbes, via VentureBeat). Sicong will serve as …

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‘YouTube Gaming can catch up with Twitch’

YouTube’s new Gaming portal is a genuine threat to Twitch, warn prominent video journalists. Although YouTube comfortably leads the market with video-on-demand content, Twitch has become the platform of choice for live-streaming. Something YouTube hopes to change. YouTube is late to the party, but I’d never discount it as it …

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Until Dawn Twitch archiving block was unintentional

Sony has said that it did not deliberately disable player’s ability to archive their Until Dawn gameplay streams. Twitch users are normally able to archive their streamed footage for those who missed the live broadcast. However, Twitch confirmed earlier this week that the game’s publisher, Sony, had disabled the functionality …

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Twitch partners contractually locked out of YouTube Gaming streaming

Over 10,000 of the top video game streamers are being locked out from streaming on Youtube’s new YouTube Gaming service. VentureBeat reports that 11,000 streamers have to date signed partner contracts with Twitch. Now the streaming service has admitted that such contracts typically” include an exclusivity agreement” stating that live …

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