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Pokemon Company to stream national championships on Twitch

The Pokemon Company announced that the upcoming 2014 Pokemon US National Championships will be livestreamed for the first time via its Twitch channel. The event kicks off at noon Eastern time on July 5, with Pokemon X and Pokemon Y players competing in a Swiss-system tournament. Pokemon Trading...

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Twitch schedules its E3 broadcasts

Video game streaming platform Twitch signed a three-year deal in March to be the official streaming partner of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). While we'll have wall-to-wall coverage of next week's avalanche of announcements and other gaming goodies, those looking to watch live broadcasts of...

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Sony to stream The Order: 1886 gameplay at 4pm ET

Sony will livestream PS4 gameplay for The Order: 1886 on its Twitch channel today. The console manufacturer teased a "sneak peek at new gameplay from an upcoming PS4 title" today via PlayStation Blog, sporting an image with The Order's logo. Unless this is one elaborate bait-and-switch, the game...

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Report: YouTube to acquire Twitch for $1 billion [Update]

YouTube has opted to buy into the streaming video game business by acquiring Twitch for $1 billion, according to Variety. Citing unnamed sources close to the deal, Variety claims the $1 billion figure will change hands in an all-cash deal, with an official announcement and full details arriving...

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Twitch Plays Pokemon gambles with Pokemon Stadium 2

Gone are the days when Twitch Plays Pokemon was just a random crowd-play experiment based on a popular Game Boy RPG. Not only has the livestreamed game moved on to Pokemon Platinum for Nintendo DS, but it now features another game on the stream entirely: Pokemon Stadium 2 for Nintendo 64. Now,...

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Twitch teams with Operation Supply Drop for military charity

Video game broadcasting platform Twitch is partnering with Operation Supply Drop for the 24-hour charitable game streaming marathon 8-Bit Salute. The marathon is entering its third year and will be held May 17 - 18, with donations raised during 8-Bit Salute used to fund video game care packages for...

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PS4 1.70 firmware goes live, has a bunch of extra tweaks

The latest major firmware update for the PlayStation 4 is available to download now, adding SHAREfactory, HDCP disabling, Twitch and Ustream archiving, auto-downloading and pre-loading for pre-ordered games, and a few extras besides. A large chunk of the 1.70 update centers around video...

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Twin Galaxies partners with Twitch for 24/7 online channel

Twin Galaxies, record keepers of the gaming world, have launched their own 24/7 internet channel, dubbed "Twin Galaxies Live." The channel uses Skype and Twitch to foster interaction between broadcasters and audience members, and also features a schedule guide so viewers can see what's coming up...

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Report: Twitch viewership beats ESPN, WWE streaming sites

Twitch is the number one site for live streaming video content in the United States, according to video solutions company Qwilt. The company's data shows Twitch leading by a large margin: it currently possesses 43.6 percent of all live streaming viewership, while WWE - its closest competitor -...

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Twitch, Newegg put $20,000 into High School StarLeague scholarship

High School StarLeague organizes esports competitions for high school students in North America, and this season it's offering a scholarship of more than $20,000 for the winners of its finals round in June. Twitch and Newegg each contributed $10,000 to High School StarLeague for the scholarship. ...

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