Runescape announced the release of Araxxor, a new boss ready to tear you a new one. So that no one misses your heroic triumph (or grisly demise), one-click Twitch broadcasting is included in the update. That’s right, all the tools you need to broadcast your whip cracking adventures are built right into Runescape.
The Twitch broadcasting integration includes resolution, bandwidth, microphone, and webcam settings. You’ll also have the option to view and interact with your Twitch channel’s chat.
Also included is the ability to see other top Runescape broadcasts from within the game client.
Here’s a walkthrough from the good folks at Jagex:
We’re thrilled with the feedback we’ve gotten on Host Mode! A number of questions that have come up over the last 24 hours, and we’d like to take some time to answer them. We’ve also added this video on how Host Mode works. Check it out!
How do I activate host mode?
Type /host channelname into your chat. For example, to share the Twitch Weekly show, you would type: /host twitch
Wargaming today announced the WG Stream mod, which allows World of Tanks and World of Warplanes players to broadcast gameplay directly to your Twitch channel with one simple click.
No matter what your skill level, WG Stream mod has been designed for ease of use. The intuitive interface allows you to assign hotkeys to manage the broadcast and offers a variety of settings to optimize broadcast quality.
Introducing Host Mode – a new way to share live channels without leaving the comfort of your home chatroom.
What is Host Mode?
Imagine you’re done broadcasting for the day, and about to go offline. Rather than just signing off, Engage Host Mode! Your chatroom remains entirely the same, but your video player is replaced with an embedded version of whichever channel’s stream you decide to host. Now you and your chat community can continue to hang out even after you’ve gone offline.
Host mode gives a broadcaster the ability to host another channel’s live broadcast on his or her own channel page. Any broadcaster can host another channel, and any channel can be hosted. It works just like using an embedded player on another website, except it works directly on Twitch.
If you’ve ever wanted to share your awesome tablet video game skills with the rest of the world, your time has come!
The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is the first mobile device to integrate Twitch broadcasting. This means that virtually any Android game running on the SHIELD tablet can be broadcast to Twitch with a few simple taps.
It’s an exciting time to be an Android user because today marks the release of version 3.0 of Twitch for Android!
As we continue to deliver on our promise to add server capacity in Europe to keep up with growing demand, we recently upgraded several of our Points of Presence (POPs) in Europe. Now we can sit back, throw on some Sandstorm, and hold on to our butts while we serve the best gaming action to the world.
Here are the upgrades by location:
- Frankfurt: 2,450% server capacity (yes, two thousand four hundred fifty percent)
- Amsterdam: 400% server capacity
- Prague: 200% server capacity
- Stockholm: 200% server capacity
We’ll continue to update after every infrastructure upgrade/addition. Thanks again for using Twitch!
While Minecraft collaborative Let’s Play servers have been around since almost the conception of the game, few have so quickly risen to extreme popularity. Drenched in humorous but seriously devoted lore, Mianite is one of those servers (recently attracting 100k viewers to one stream alone, making it the most watched game on Twitch at the time!).
Comprised of three factions, the server has brought together YouTubers and Twitch broadcasters to collaborate and compete to make their faction the strongest. Mianite, the “good” team, is comprised of IIJerichoII and OMGitsfirefoxx, who are constantly wrapped up in battling the “bad” Dianites Nadeshot and Syndicate. Of course, there’s always Ianite and its sole supporter, CaptainSparklez, who attempts to keep the balance between the two, along with a number of guests and special appearances.
Editor’s note: This is a follow up to the introduction of the “Other” folder in Messages.
Don’t want to miss a single, solitary message on Twitch? We got ya covered. We’ve added the ability to opt out of the Other folder. Simply go to Settings > Security & Privacy and select Opt Out of Message Filtering. It’s as easy as that. This will remove the Other folder and show all messages in your Inbox instead.
Change your mind? No worries. You can turn the Other folder back on at any time.
We want you to be able to watch Twitch from anywhere, regardless of the device you’re using. That’s why we decided to update our mobile web channel page.
If you’re a fan of large-scale PvP battles in a fantasy setting and yearn for some spell-slinging, sword-swinging, arrow-loosing action, you’re in luck. ArenaNet and Twitch are partnering up this year at Gamescom to bring you the first ever International All-Stars Tournament for Guild Wars 2. Players from North America, Europe and China will duke it out August 14-17 in Cologne, Germany, right at the Twitch booth. If you can’t make it to Gamescom this year, you can tune in to twitch.tv/guildwars2 or the official Twitch channel, twitch.tv/twitch, to see the tournament live in all its fantastical glory.
Machinima has announced a new slate of programming on its Twitch channel. Since its launch, Machinima LIVE has proven to be one of the fastest growing channels on Twitch, with over 24.6MM views and over 159K channel follows. Machinima is now developing new seasons of its successful shows Chasing the Cup and Deck Wars, as well as working in popular talent from its YouTube network.
For more on this story, including Q&A with Lester Chen, Director of Live Programming for Machinima, read the full story here.
While the Top 7 were relatively unchanged, E3* jumped into the Top 10 picture with record numbers. The real “stars” of the show were Wildstar with a huge jump from #18 in May to #10 in June, and Mario Kart 8 jumping 19 positions to #11. Not to be outdone, Ultra Street Fighter IV summoned its focus and charged up the charts 104 spots to land at #16.
* Yes, E3 is not a “game”. #Deal
Disclaimer: We sort this list by the overall number of minutes watched per game. This allows us to give you a more accurate view of the Twitch community, as it helps negate the influence of front page and other promotions.
This weekend (July 11-13) on Twitch, Evolution Championship Series (Evo), the world’s largest and longest running fighting game tournament, marks its 18th anniversary with Evo 2014. In addition to thousands of top U.S. competitors, Evo also attracts the best of the best from around the world. The 2014 competition will feature over 800 international players from 47 different countries!
Evo 2014 is free for all Twitch viewers and begins on July 11th at 9 AM PST. Viewers who wish to participate in the chat and enjoy the unique Evo 2014 emoticons can purchase an event ticket for $12.00, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting a scholarship to New York University’s Game Center. The full stream schedule can be found here courtesy of Shoryuken.com.
- If you have a scheduled inVideo Promotion that appears during the first 13 seconds of your YouTube video, we will offset this promotion to start at 14 seconds.
- This allows for the Twitch Live Annotation to appear at 3 seconds and last for 10 seconds.
We’ve been humbled by the response so far to V1 of Twitch Live Annotations. In going through all your feedback, we found some common questions that we wanted to address.
Please note:We have discovered a YouTube bug that prevents annotations from showing sometimes. We’re working with YouTube’s team to iron this out as quickly as possible and will keep you updated. Thank you for your patience!