Tag Archives: Twitch

Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.58m for charity

January’s live streaming charity event Awesome Games Done Quick raised $1.58m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, organizers have announced. Awesome Games Done Quick is a Twitch-based marathon run of top gamers attempting record-breaking speedruns of classics such as Mario and Zelda games, along with other amazing feats like playing through …

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Apex 2015 Smash Bros tournament saved by Twitch, Red Bull

Apex 2015, the annual Smash Bros. community gathering, almost ended before it began last weekend after a series of ill-timed disasters left organisers shaken and without a venue. However the intervention of Twitch and Red Bull ensured the show went on to hand Kevin "PPMD" Nanney the coveted Melee singles …

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Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Streaming video service Twitch continues to boom, with monthly viewer numbers reaching 100m in 2014. All of which came from 1.5 unique broadcasters. Those numbers are up from 45m monthlies and 90k broadcasters in 2013. Viewers throughout 2014 watched 16bn minutes of footage, with a peak of 1m concurrent viewers …

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Five games grabbed 61% of Twitch views in Q4 2014

The range of games streamed on Twitch is certainly diverse, but five big hitters were very much in control of the video streaming service last year. EEDAR data published on Games Industry shows that five games – League of Legends (26%), Dota 2 (12%), Hearthstone (9%), Counter Strike (9%) and …

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Twitch unveils music library cleared for streaming use

The hunt for music to use in your latest stream has just got a little easier. Streaming video service Twitch has launched music.twitch.tv, a library currently consisting of over 500 songs that have all been cleared for broadcasters to use in both live and archived video footage. None of the …

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Twitch teams up with Devolver to offer movies for the first time

Video streaming service Twitch is making the move into movie streaming. The service has teamed up with publisher Devolver Digital to offer a series of films and documentaries about video game culture. Viewers will also have the chance to interact with each film’s production crew via chat throughout the broadcast. …

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Microsoft happy for users to make money from their Xbox game footage on YouTube and Twitch

The greenlight has been given to gamers to monetise footage of their Xbox gameplay on YouTube and Twitch. Microsoft has granted users personal, non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable, non-transferable, revocable, limited license” to use game content to generate ad revenue on both video services. Any content not posted to YouTube of Twitch, however, …

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Valve takes on Twitch with Steam Broadcasting beta

Valve has launched Steam Broadcasting in beta, allowing Steam users to livestream without having to utilize third-party services such as Twitch. In an announcement on Steam News, the games and software distributor details how players can stream gameplay live to their friends and other Steam users. When you see a …

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