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Twitch Plays Pokemon levels up to 75k concurrent viewers, learns democracy

Last week, the chat-controlled Twitch Plays Pokemon grabbed our attention, as ten thousand people were able to simultaneously control the lead character in Pokemon Red/Blue. In the near five and a half days of the stream's existence, it's crossed 75,000 concurrent viewers, though Twitch says that...

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Thousands control one Pokemon master on Twitch simultaneously

Twitch Plays Pokemon looks like an average Twitch game stream at first. In fact, it is a game in itself, as viewers are able to control the hero of Pokemon Red and Blue by inputting commands in the streaming platform's chat window. As of this writing, the stream is nearing ten thousand viewers...

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Minecraft enables one-click Twitch broadcasting on PC, Mac

Sharing footage of your finest blocky creations just became much easier with the addition of simple, one-click Twitch streaming to the PC and Mac incarnations of Minecraft. Though this agreement was outlined at the recent MineCon event, it wasn't until today that things changed within...

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Xbox One can't Twitch, but it can DVR

Microsoft hopes to dry the tears of those Xbox One fans saddened by the loss of at-launch Twitch streaming options by highlighting what the new console can do: specifically, digital video recording. Dubbed "Game DVR," the feature is exactly what its name suggests. Players can choose to capture...

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Major League Gaming launches 1080p online e-sports network

After trying to grab a foothold on cable television, Major League Gaming has opted to do its own broadcasting via a new online venture dubbed "MLG.TV." Like Twitch and UStream, MLG.TV will broadcast video game footage, only unlike those services the streams are exclusively populated by competive...

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Xbox One launch event to be streamed on Spike TV, Xbox channels

Not to be outdone, Microsoft is hosting its own Spike TV-aired launch event for the Xbox One next week, and it'll air at 8PM PT/11PM ET on Thursday, November 21. You'll also be able to watch the live show on Xbox.com and Xbox Live, which will showcase launch events taking place across the globe,...

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Indie Megabooth and friends stream Extra Life charity drive this weekend

Team Indie Megabooth plots a 25-hour marathon this weekend, during which 15 indie teams will stream a smorgasbord of games in support of the Extra Life charity. Starting at 8 AM PST on Saturday, the group will host a semi-lucid marathon event at its Twitch channel for 25 hours -- that's a...

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Joystiq Replay: Cookie Clicker

Cookie Clicker is a mindless, addictive and fascinating web game. In the off chance that you aren't playing it at this very moment, we put together a quick live stream of the entrancing browser game, in which our own Richard Mitchell details everything you need to know about clicking on both...

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Sony: Gaikai may deliver PlayStation content to other devices

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, sees the Gaikai streaming service as key to his goal of transforming PlayStation from a hardware platform to "something closer to a service." Sony acquired Gaikai in June of 2012 from former Shiny Entertainment head and...

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PSA: Sony Japan conference begins at 2AM ET on Monday

Make a cup of tea, put on your bunny slippers and curl up with a laptop for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's press conference at 2AM EDT on Monday, September 9 (7AM BST on Monday; 11PM PDT tonight). This is a PlayStation conference, meaning we can expect some PS4 provisions. It'll be streamed...

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