Gaming vet Matt McCloskey — former chief operating officer of Microsoft’s 343 Industries, the studio that maintains the “Halo” franchise — is joining Twitch in the newly created role of VP of commerce.
At Twitch, McCloskey will be responsible for growing economic activity on the platform to help support content creators, specifically focused on the current Cheering and Bits program (which lets fans purchase emoji to “cheer” for their favorite gamers) and streamer subscriptions businesses. In addition, he is tasked with creating new engagement opportunities for game developers on Twitch. Continue reading Twitch Hires ‘Halo’ and Xbox Veteran Matt McCloskey as VP of Commerce→
Following the reveal of its new IRL section, streaming giant Twitch is hoping to attract more international visitors to this year’s TwitchCon by moving to a new, better-connected venue. TwitchCon 2017 will be held at the Long Beach Convention Entertainment Center in California from October 20th to 22nd. Continue reading Twitch reveals dates and new venue for TwitchCon 2017→
Facebook keeps trying to steal the video game streaming market away from Twitch. The evidence? During its CES press conference on Wednesday, Nvidia announced that its graphics cards would soon be able to stream directly to Facebook Live.
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.
Twitch could be gaining one of the largest Call of Duty streamers in just a month’s time. OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty captain Seth ‘Scump” Abner has revealed that December 2016 will be his last month streaming on the MLG.tv platform.