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Twitch rolls out 1080p/60fps streaming

Video streaming platform Twitch has said that its service is in line for a much wanted quality boost. The Amazon-owned company has said that it will soon be rolling out 1080p/60fps video support. Its previous 3.5 megabit bitrate limit is also being increased, with the new recommended number sitting at …

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Yogscast on YouTube vs Twitch and its future as a ‘full-blown media company’

There was a time when The Yogscast was synonymous with World of Warcraft and Minecraft Let’s Play videos. Since then, however, the Bristol-based production firm has grown into a full-blown media company with multiple brands across a variety of digital platforms. Not only does it have a network of over …

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PS4 games being added to PlayStation Now streaming

PC owners will soon get the chance to play PS4 exclusives without purchasing a console. Sony’s PlayStation Now service allows gamers to access they titles they don’t own via Sony’s streaming platform. Until now it has predominantly been used as a way for PS4 to offer backwards compatibility with PS3. …

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Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Switch launched without any streaming media apps, and Nintendo has now claimed this was because it wanted to focus on games for the console’s debut. We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and …

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Twitch to start selling games, with streamers getting 5% cut of sales

Twitch has announced it will start selling games and in-game content directly through its streaming platform starting this spring. Both developers and Partnered Twitch streamers will be able to get a cut of the money made from game sales, with developers earning 70 per cent of the revenue and streamers …

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Twitch Prime members get both Banner Saga games for free

The push to drive up subscriber numbers to the Twitch Prime service continues with news of a new giveaway. Members can until February 28th download tactical RPG The Banner Saga for free. Banner Saga 2, meanwhile, will be available to download between March 2nd-6th. Furthermore, Twitch Prime will donate $1 …

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MixCast VR allows for mixed reality streaming

Communicating the magic of VR to someone without physically strapping a headset to them remains a challenge – but a new software tool could prove to be a big help. VentureBeat reports that Canadian developer Blueprint Reality has launched a tool called MixCast VR that allows VR players to stream …

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World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour livestream

Brian Vigneault, better known as Twitch streamer ‘PoShYbRiD’, has died during a 24-hour charity livestream. The 35 year-old father of three was at the time of his passing hosting and producing the vent from his home in Virginia Beach. Around an hour after he stepped away from the camera for …

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Twitch users spent 292bn minutes watching streamers in 2016, Overwatch most watched new game

Twitch has released its interactive 2016 Year in Review, revealing that users spent 292bn minutes watching Twitch last year, and that Blizzard’s Overwatch was the most-watched new game of 2016. To put that in more quantifiable terms, that’s 4.86bn hours, or 555,555 years. Twitch’s favourite shooter overall remained Counter Strike: …

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Sony discontinuing PS Now on all platforms save PS4 and PC

Sony is discontinuing its PlayStation Now streaming service on all platforms except the PS4 and PC. Starting from August 15th 2017, users will no longer be able to access the service on their PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV, or any Sony Bravia TV, Sony Blu-ray player, or Samsung TV. …

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