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Watch a robot play Threes better than you can, live on Twitch

Threes is the adorable, addictive puzzler from Greg Wohlwend and Asher Vollmer, neither of whom are robots. Team Colorblind is the studio behind Aztez, the bloody beat-em-up in development for next-gen platforms and Steam, and no one in that group is a robot, either. Threesus, also known as...

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Twitch adding 'Group Chat'

Game broadcasting service Twitch is adding group chat functionality to the platform. Group chat allows users to create private and invite-only windows that are separate from the normal chat channel. Pssst, don't tell anyone, but it's where the cool kids will hang out. The champagne room of...

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Twitch Xbox One numbers: 108K broadcasters in the first week

Sony and Twitch trotted out plenty of numbers since the PS4 launched with the streaming service, so it's not surprising to see Microsoft start talking about 23 million minutes broadcast since last month's launch, or how 30 percent of all Twitch broadcasts came from Xbox One on launch day. However,...

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Access Twitch servers from Paris, with love

Gameplay broadcasting platform Twitch announced the addition of servers in Paris, France, bolstering the service's stability in Europe. The Paris addition is just the latest in a string of Twitch overhauls; Twitch also upgraded its infrastructure this month in Dallas and London while Los Angeles...

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Xbox One griefers may have Twitch privileges, dessert taken away

When Microsoft revealed its reputation system for Xbox One in July, it sought to match the worst members of the gaming community with one another based on a long-term gauge of their behavior in online games. Now, the console manufacturer will begin issuing warnings for those that fall into the...

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Twitch Plays Pokemon continues, 30k tune in for start of Emerald

After more than a month of combined playtime and a bajillion-and-one views between Pokemon Red and Pokemon Crystal, the Twitch Plays Pokemon community has moved on to Pokemon Emerald. Approximately 30,000 poke-trainers showed up for the start of the Hoenn region adventure, which has the added...

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Future PS4 firmware to allow gameplay capture without HDCP restrictions

Upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware is bringing the option to turn off High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) for high-definition gameplay capture, along with the ability to save videos and screenshots to a USB drive. Sony noted it previously announced the impending removal of HDCP...

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First Twitch broadcasting iOS game is Gameloft racer Asphalt 8

The first mobile game to include Twitch broadcast options within the app is Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne, Twitch announced today. An upcoming update for the iOS racing game will allow players to stream gameplay, their voices and faces using the iPhone and iPad's front-facing cameras and view...

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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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Metal Gear creator Kojima talks Snatcher, potential mobile adventures

Though it's not likely that we'll see a Hideo Kojima game on mobile devices in the near future, it is a possibility that the Metal Gear Solid creator has put some thought into. In a interview broadcast via Twitch, Kojima sat down with Geoff Keighley to field questions from the public. When asked...

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