Tag Archives: Twitch

Amazon Purchases Twitch.TV

By : Joe B. | Mon, Aug 25, 2014

UPDATE: Amazon confirmed today that it will be acquiring popular video game livestreaming service Twitch.TV for $970 million. Twitch CEO Emmett Shear released this letter shortly following the news: Dear Twitch Community, It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled...

Twitch.tv Will Mute Videos With Copyrighted Music

By : Joe B. | Thu, Aug 7, 2014

UPDATE: Twitch is removing the 2 hour limit on highlights, and adding an appeal button in for streamers to use if they feel their content was muted by unjustly.   In an official blog post released by Twitch.TV yesterday, they announced they would be overhauling the way they handle copyrighted music on stream rebroadcasts. Twitch states that saved...

Halo 2 Anniversary 4v4 Tournament at Gamescom

By : Rhys Weir | Wed, Aug 6, 2014

In today’s Halo Bulletin, 343 Industries Community Manager Bravo revealed details on the first official Halo 2: Anniversary 4v4 tournament. Taking place at Gamescom next week in Cologne, Germany – 343 Industries are teaming up with ESL and Twitch.TV to bring us the first Halo 2 Anniversary 4v4  tournament, which will feature a prize pool...

E3 2014 Streaming Schedule

By : Rhys Weir | Mon, Jun 2, 2014

With only seven days to go until E3 2014 officially kicks off, Twitch has posted the streaming schedule for the expo ahead of the June 9th start. Monday – June 9th, 2014 9:30am – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing 11:00am – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing Post show 11:30pm – Hotline Miami 2 (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital) 12:00pm – EA World Premiere:...

Cash Prize Added To Beyond 2v2 Forge Idol

By : Ray Smith | Fri, May 30, 2014

Today we are proud to announce that Beyond Entertainment, the source for news and coverage regarding competitive console shooters such as Halo and Call of Duty, will be providing additional prizing to our Forge Idol Halo 4 2v2 tournament taking place on June 28th. Thanks to our partners at ASTRO Gaming, 343 Industries and Twitch we will be adding $700...

YouTube Acquiring Twitch for $1+ Billion

By : Ryan Cox | Sun, May 18, 2014

Update: Rolfe Winkler, WSJ Writer for Google news has tweeted stating that Google/YouTube and Twitch have NOT completed the deal. It does seem, however, that an arrangement is in the works. Google/Twitch still in talks, no deal is done as Variety has reported. Story coming soon. — Rolfe Winkler (@RolfeWinkler) May 19, 2014 Recent sources and...

Xbox One Twitch Streaming is out

By : Rhys Weir | Tue, Mar 11, 2014

During E3 2013, Microsoft announced a partnership with Twitch which promised to bring streaming to the site directly from the Xbox One console. Shortly before launch, many were wondering why details were so scarce on the upcoming function and eventually it was confirmed that Twitch streaming would not be available until “early 2014”. A...

Halo 4 Global Championship 2013 Schedule

By : Rhys Weir | Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Halo Waypoint has posted the schedule for the Halo 4 Global Championship 2013 finals for those either watching at home or attending in Seattle. WATCHING FROM HOME Friday – August 30th, 2013 – 11:30AM – 6:00PM PDT The Invitationals will be live streamed via 343 Industries Twitch channel. Saturday – August 31st, 2013 – 11:30AM...

Twitch Xbox One Integration

By : Ray Smith | Mon, Jun 10, 2013

Today, we received great news about TwitchTV and the Xbox One!  Starting this Fall, you will be able to stream your gameplay on the Xbox One directly to TwitchTV via Xbox Live Gold membership. This has recently become a highly-demanded feature for console gamers, and if new games gradually start to include spectator modes, these two features could...