Tag Archives: Twitch

‘Twitch could become a games platform in its own right’

Streaming specialist Twitch says it could become a new platform for games developers following the incredible reaction to ‘Twitch Plays Pokmon’. The social experiment has seen tens of millions of gamers tune into Twitch to play a single game of Pokmon Red. To play, users simply enter the command they …

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Twitch streaming arriving on Xbox One alongside Titanfall next month

Xbox One will offer integrated Twitch video streaming from next month. It will arrive alongside Titanfall on March 11th and is described by Twitch CEO and co-founder Emmett Shear as a complete integration”. "It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such …

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PS4 and PC title Daylight will let Twitch viewers add scares

Upcoming survival horror title Daylight is adding an extra layer of interactivity. The procedurally-generated game, due out on PS4 and PC on April 8th, will allow Twitch viewers to prompt certain in-game events via Twitch’s chat channels. Joystiq cites examples such as typing meow” to make corresponding sound. Every effect …

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Twitch Plays Pokemon causes system-wide chat problems

Streaming video service Twitch has said that the ongoing Twitch Plays Pokemon stream is causing chat problems across its entire service. Twitch Plays Pokemon has over the last few days seen thousands of players attempt to tackle Nintendo title Pokemon Red via controls input into the stream’s chat window. At …

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Justin.tv brand to be retired in favour of Twitch

The company known as Justin.tv has been rebranded as Twitch Interactive. It comes as Twitch announces that it now boasts over one million active broadcasters and averages over 13 billion minutes watched per month from its 45m viewers. The Justin.tv brand, from which Twitch was originally a gaming offshoot, will …

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Twitch adds 15m viewers in just six months

The rise of Twitch isn’t new to anyone in the games industry. But the latest numbers are simply astronomical. Gamers are now watching over 12 billion minutes of Twitch content every month – a figure that has doubled since 2012. That’s an average of 106 minutes every day. But it’s …

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Xbox One Twitch integration further delayed

Livestreaming support on Xbox One is still months away, according to its provider Twitch. The video broadcasting platform’s Twitter account mentioned that the company hasn’t received word from Microsoft on when broadcasting directly on the Xbox One will be enabled. Twitch’s best guess is that the service is still "a …

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