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'Twitch Plays' becomes an official directory on Twitch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 14, 2016 6:00am PST

Twitch has been playing games as a community for a while, so now it's time for 'Twitch Plays' to get its own dedicated directory.


Bob Ross' 'The Joy of Painting' will air weekly on Twitch

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 09, 2015 9:00am PST

The full 'Joy of Painting' marathon may be over, but Twitch isn't ready to let Bob Ross' legacy fade away. The art program will live on with weekly season marathons, with proceeds from subscriptions going to charity.


Overwatch Beta Preview Debuts on Twitch on Thursday

By Steven Wong, Oct 12, 2015 2:35pm PDT

Blizzard has announced an 90 minute Overwatch beta livestream happening this Thursday on Twitch.


"They didn't do codes for HotS. They attach it to your account on their end, then send you an ..."

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Twitch will add app to PlayStation in October; HTML5 and video uploads in 2016

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 25, 2015 11:47am PDT

TwitchCon kicked off with a number of major announcements regarding the Twitch service, centering around new features set to hit in the coming months.


TwitchCon sees Twitch, Blizzard, and Red Bull participate in competitive events

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 10, 2015 10:30am PDT

The usual eSports and competitive gaming suspects will be on hand at TwitchCon, but Twitch, Blizzard, and Red Bull will be getting in on the action, too, taking each other on in some heated competitions.


Twitch details plans to branch out event presence globally

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 03, 2015 6:01am PDT

Twitch is looking to branch out its major event coverage beyond E3 and Gamescom, detailing plans this morning to offer the same level of coverage for Tokyo Game Show, Electronic Game Show, and PAX Australia.


TwitchCon 2015 will include playable Legacy of the Void, Street Fighter 5, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2015 9:00am PDT

Twitch has issued an early list of exhibitors that will attend the inaugural TwitchCon in San Francisco. A number of publishers and developers will be in the house with some playable games that are sure to raise a few eyebrows.


Twitch broadcasters can now livestream Android games, but there's a catch

By Daniel Perez, Jul 08, 2015 9:23am PDT

A new app finally allows Twitch broadcasters to livestream their Android games onto the service, but there's a catch you're going to want to know.


Twitch had over 21m unique and 840,000 peak concurrent viewers during E3 2015

By Daniel Perez, Jun 29, 2015 9:00am PDT

Twitch has released an infographic that details how well it performed during this year's E3.


"a lot of TV shows don't even get 500k viewers per hour. I think twitch did ok, and it is a much ..."

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Twitch Spotlight: Renee Reynosa (a.k.a. lolRenaynay) at E3 2015

By Shack Staff, Jun 25, 2015 7:30pm PDT

Andrew meets up with Twich broadcaster, Renee (a.ka. lolRenaynay), to discuss E3 and the games she's most excited for.


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Twitch Spotlight: Vieparlafoi at E3 2015

By Shack Staff, Jun 25, 2015 7:20pm PDT

Andrew chats wih streamer, Vieparlafoi, at Twitch's E3 booth.


YouTube Gaming launching this summer to compete with Twitch

By Daniel Perez, Jun 12, 2015 11:00am PDT

YouTube is now getting into the business of video game content as the company has announce YouTube Gaming will launch this summer.


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TwitchCon details panel schedule, reveals over 50 broadcasters attending

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 08, 2015 2:50pm PDT

TwitchCon is starting to come together, with Twitch revealing the convention's schedule, as well as naming over 50 broadcasters that will be in attendance.


"If I can get myself a press pass, I'll head up for the weekend."

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Twitch will return for second year of E3 coverage

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 05, 2015 9:00am PDT

Twitch will once again be the official go-to for live E3 broadcasts, with the company outlining early details of its 2015 coverage.


Twitch bans streaming Adults-Only games prior to Hatred's launch [Update]

By Daniel Perez, May 28, 2015 9:25am PDT

Twitch has announced they won't allow streamers to play Adults-Only games on its service just days before Hatred's release.


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