Now that live video is mainstream, where does that leave the Amazon property?
Amazon was never supposed to buy Twitch. Two summers ago, as rumors swirled that the livestreaming video site was set to be acquired, tech bloggers declared that Google was the secret suitor. The pairing made sense – Google owns the world’s biggest video site, YouTube, and Twitch had quickly managed to become the largest livestreaming site in the U.S. by tapping into the burgeoning pastime of watching other people play video games. Continue reading Twitch Doesn’t Only Want to Play Games→
As far as I’m concerned, Twitch basically “won” Dark Souls when it beat Orstein and Smough a couple of weeks back. Since then I’ve tuned out of the playthrough, because nothing really compares to that encounter. That’s the peak of the game’s difficulty, and it’s a relatively easy descent from there. Continue reading Twitch has beaten Dark Souls→
Although the doors to the Los Angeles Convention Center have closed on E3 2015, the buzz it generated continues. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products, always excites. This year, however, planned announcements in virtual and augmented reality, mobile and online platforms, artful indie games and, of course, big studio blockbusters raised expectations higher than ever before. Judging by the headlines alone – The Verge called E3 2015 “the best E3 in years” – the show delivered.
Choice Chamber is finally upon us! The first game designed from the ground-up to be played live on Twitch is officially launching TODAY. And it’s going to be crazy.
As Choice Chamber is broadcast on your channel, anyone watching can use the chat to participate in the game. As the player navigates one dangerous chamber after the next, you can choose to be helpful, or you can choose to be evil. You can band together to help the broadcaster reach higher levels (fun!), or you can be the instrument of their demise (even more fun?). Or let anarchy reign, if that’s what you’re into. Continue reading Choice Chamber: The First Game Built For Twitch→