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Twitch Announces First Round of Exhibitors and Sponsors Attending TwitchCon 2016

Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning T-Pain to perform at TwitchCon: The Party

Twitch announced the first set of confirmed exhibitors and sponsors at TwitchCon 2016. Twitch also revealed that T-Pain, a hip hop legend and two-time Grammy winner, will be a special guest performer at TwitchCon:The Party. EDM superstar Darude and a yet-to-be-announced surprise A-List headliner will also be on the bill. Continue reading Twitch Announces First Round of Exhibitors and Sponsors Attending TwitchCon 2016

11 of the best Twitch Creative streamers

Cooks, artists, musicians, and game devs, Twitch Creative has it all.

Twitch’s category for creative streams is closing in on its ten-month anniversary, and in that time it’s seen some amazing broadcasters take to the platform—from cooks to musicians, to artists, and everything in between.

Since its launch on Oct. 28 last year, which kicked off with the inaugural Bob Ross The Joy of Painting marathon, Twitch Creative has grown to almost 100,000 unique broadcasters, with 40 percent of the partnered Creative channels being women. Continue reading 11 of the best Twitch Creative streamers

Humble Bundle wants Twitch streamers to promote bundles

Being a Twitch Streamer may become a hot commodity, as Humble Bundle, the charity-driven gaming bundle service, wants to work with streamers to promote bundles.

Humble Bundle has just announced the Humble Partners program that will allow streamers to promote bundles by offering some streamers the chance to receive some revenue. Continue reading Humble Bundle wants Twitch streamers to promote bundles

Xbox Acquires Beam, Taking on Twitch

Microsoft’s Xbox division has snapped up Beam Interactive. With the deal, Xbox is looking to one-up Twitch. Beam’s secret sauce is that instead of viewers simply engaging in a “watch-and-chat” experience (a la Twitch) they can participate in real time directly into a streamer’s gameplay and live broadcast. Continue reading Xbox Acquires Beam, Taking on Twitch

YouTube Gaming v1.5 adds chat overlay to full-screen videos, landscape orientation, watch history, a new easter egg, and more

It has been about six weeks since the last YouTube Gaming update rolled out, and it’s clear the developers have been keeping pretty busy on making changes. The latest update has quite a few improvements to be found throughout the app, not to mention at least one feature that might be considered pretty huge. Topping the list is a new live comment stream that overlays gameplay videos so you can see the action and watch the commentary at the same time. A few features have been moved to more convenient places, and a video history is now available. Finally, there’s a new easter egg, and it’s pretty awesome. Continue reading YouTube Gaming v1.5 adds chat overlay to full-screen videos, landscape orientation, watch history, a new easter egg, and more