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2014 in review: Twitch

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 22, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews is looking back at some of the most notable news stories of the past year. Among the companies that made the most headlines is Twitch. Take a look back at some of their biggest headlines.


"What to look forward from twitch... Maybe less buffering. Right now, if it is not a huge ..."

- mordaken see all 5 comments

Xbox One Twitch app will now offer advanced filtering in today's major update

By Daniel Perez, Dec 09, 2014 9:00am PST

A major update is expected to be made available for the Xbox One's Twitch app that includes advanced filtering, which allows you to find exactly what you're looking for in a stream.


"The Xbox app is so much better than the PS4 app. I hope Sony moves away from their thing and ..."

- Rauol Duke see all 2 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 38: Alien: Isolation and a great big convoy

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The Xenomorph doesn't mess around, as Sapiens finds out that you can't escape by running around a table like in cartoons. Plus, this week's Battlefield 4 Shackbattle and the continuing travels of the Shack Convoy.


"Alien is an amazing experience. It is spread into tense and then relaxed moments just like ..."

- LoioshDwaggie see all 8 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 37: Learning Elite: Dangerous and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 04, 2014 12:00pm PDT

This week's highlights see sergeon learning how to Elite: Dangerous, while Chatty gets together to hit Battlefield 4 and Euro Truck Simulator. They're doing it for the children.


"This is like an Elite:Dangerous quick look and an occulus rift quick look mashed into one"

- Hemtroll see all 3 comments

League of Legends and Dota 2 lead Twitch Top 20 for September

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2014 1:15pm PDT

MOBAs continue to dominate viewer interest on Twitch, with Destiny finishing outside the Top 5 and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS making a surprising debut.


Chatty Twitch Highlights 36: Gauntlet and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2014 12:00pm PDT

In addition to the weekly Shackbattle, we take a look at some footage from the new Gauntlet, thanks to pixelat3d.


"I like these posts, keep them coming. I don't have time to watch entire Twitch streams, so it's ..."

- freakynipples69 see all 4 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 35: Quake Live and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2014 12:00pm PDT

This week's Twitch roundup captures the weekly Battlefield Bad Company 2 Shackbattle, orangepylon's descent into madness with Left 4 Dead 2, and dael trying out Quake Live!


"tried to play tdm quake live but it seemed like every server I joined you got to start out with ..."

- mobab see all 8 comments

Twitch now available on Chromecast

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 16, 2014 10:10am PDT

Twitch is the latest app to hit Google's Chromecast.


"nice.. twitchcast worked well but would still freeze from time to time."

- mwasher see all 5 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 34: The Destiny edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2014 12:00pm PDT

This week, we celebrate with three Destiny streams and a couple of streams that are NOT Destiny, namely dael's XCOM Enemy Within playthrough and this week's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Shackbattle.


Will Ferrell raising money for charity with 'SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge'

By Robert Workman, Sep 10, 2014 10:10am PDT

Hot pot of coffee! The comedian/actor wants to challenge you to raise money for charity, and maybe even get the opportunity to game with him.


Chatty Twitch Highlights 33: World of Tanks, Team Fortress 2, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 06, 2014 12:00pm PDT

We gear up for fall with some highlights from World of Tanks, Team Fortress 2, and the latest Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Shackbattle.


"That's the idea. I grab stuff from fuell's Twitch listings and grab from highlights of the past ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 5 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 32: Labor Day Shackbattles

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 30, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Sending everyone into this three-day weekend with a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Shackbattle.


Twitch the latest target for DDoS attack [Update:, League of Legends also hit]

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 26, 2014 5:58pm PDT

Lizard Squad strikes again! We're keeping up with the latest round of attacks.


"Unrelated but DDoS attacks are by far the worst and most destructive crime kids can do these ..."

- Nighteyes see all 55 comments

Report: Amazon in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion [Update: It's official]

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 25, 2014 11:28am PDT

Google could be out and Amazon could be in, according to reports.


"It's possible, but who really knows at this point. All we have is speculation, and a whole lot ..."

- Joshua Hawkins see all 128 comments

Chatty Twitch Highlights 31: Half-Life 2 on Oculus Rift and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 23, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Now with 100% more dognose!


"Wormslayer, the HL2 VR mod author, fixed some of the glitches in a new patch and it works a lot ..."

- sergeon see all 4 comments