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Ransack Steam for War of the Vikings

Those of you who woke up this morning with a craving for blood and glory will be happy to learn that publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Fatshark have officially launched War of the Vikings. Normally this is where we'd outline the historical action game's features, but in this case we ca...

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Twitch Plays Pokemon given deadline to beat their former god [Update]

Twitch Plays Pokemon, a social phenomenon in which thousands of Twitch users simultaneously wrestle for control of an emulated Pokemon game, may be nearing its end. The host of the stream has given the channel a deadline of next Friday, March 21. If they can't beat a certain trainer by that point, ...

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Twitch opens the doors for iOS and Android broadcasting

Video game broadcasting service Twitch announced an expansion of its streaming services to a new branch of gaming platforms today: mobile devices. Players will be able to stream, capture and archive gameplay on both Android and iOS once developers enable the functionality in their games with Twitch...

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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 t...

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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 afte...

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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 Minecraf...

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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 e...

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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 standa...

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