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Twitch brings video calls to its game communication app

It wants Curse to be your go-to software for multiplayer matches.

Twitch wants to move beyond live streaming to cover your game communications, and to that end, it bought Curse back in August. Just what is it doing with its newly acquired app, though? Well, now we know: Curse is rolling out desktop support for both video calls and screen sharing on top of its existing voice and social features. You and four other people can now see each other while you play, and share what’s on your display if you want to brag about a victory or show vital info to your teammates. Continue reading Twitch brings video calls to its game communication app

The women who make a living gaming on Twitch

Women battle old-fashioned sexism and new forms of harassment to become big players in the world of professional gaming

Two years ago Chelsea quit her job as a pharmacy technician to play video games.

“I went to work one day, and I was like, ‘I would actually be making more money if I had stayed at home and kept playing video games than coming here,'” she says. That week she handed in her resignation.

Chelsea is one of a growing number of women making a living from Twitch. Going by the username Xminks, Chelsea has become renowned for her skills in Call of Duty – so much so that playing it online has become her bread and butter. Every night about 10pm she turns on her webcam, chats to some of her 330,000 followers and gets to work. Continue reading The women who make a living gaming on Twitch

The Inbetweeners’ Jay Has His Own YouTube Gaming Channel

James Buckley, a.k.a. Jay from “The Inbetweeners,” has a YouTube gaming channel aptly titled “Completed It Mate.”

The Inbetweeners star James Buckley, more commonly known for his time portraying the foul-mouthed bullshitter Jay in the Channel 4 sitcom, now has his own YouTube gaming channel. Continue reading The Inbetweeners’ Jay Has His Own YouTube Gaming Channel

Why Retired Esports Stars Turn to Twitch

Most professional gamers call quits on their careers long before they turn 30, but streaming platforms ensure these players can do what they love without the stress of competing in the big leagues.

Imagine falling into fame and fortune at the age of 16, flying around the world to compete in video game tournaments with prize pools totaling thousands and even millions of dollars. This is the world most esports athletes live in, skyrocketing to success before they’re old enough to drive. Even the brightest esports stars, however, can burn out fast: The average esports player’s career barely extends past age 25. Rather than hang up their headsets after retiring from competitive gaming, eSports athletes use their skills to transition into a career on livestreaming site, Twitch, a platform where millions of people tune in online to watch and interact with gamers while they play.

The average esports player’s career barely extends past age 25

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How A Twitch Chat Deprived An Overwatch Pro Player From His Prize Money

Twitch chat is undeniably notorious for being a pit-hole of hateful and degrading remarks. Users of the platform are commonly seen making disparaging comments to the host or streamer(s) especially upon the instance of an error or oversight; where the chatroom is then instantly inundated with memes and emoticons.

These activities are becoming even more prevalent and unabating as there’s no current sanction for these actions — yet. But a professional Overwatch player is now suffering legal sanction upon taking these “twitch jokes” to a higher level.

What’s The Main Issue?

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YouTube Supports 4K Live Streaming Beating Twitch To The Punch

YouTube officially added support for live streams in glorious 4K, which would allow YouTubers and media partners to stream regular and 360-degree videos in Ultra-high definition (UHD).

YouTube 4K streaming to 4K Live streaming Continue reading YouTube Supports 4K Live Streaming Beating Twitch To The Punch

Why am I seeing so many commercials on Twitch?

Twitch Partners are urging 50% extra holiday ad revenue until 12/31 by running commercial breaks during broadcasts.

If you have AdBlock enabled, make sure to disable it and support your favorite Twitch broadcasters.