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Starting at 10am EDT Saturday, September 13, the Minecraft group Mindcrack will start a 24 hour marathon for Extra Life in hopes of raising $100,000 to benefit kids affected by life threatening illness and injury. Throughout the broadcast, you’ll be able to see activities the group is notorious for broadcasting and filming for YouTube, such as SethBling‘s Building Game, building on their private SMP server, GMOD (aka Garry’s Mod) shenanigans, and Mario Kart.
Most notably, and for the first time ever, the group (along with several guests such as AntVenom, CaptainSparklez, BaconDonut, and many more) will be competing in a Minecraft Hunger Games style UHC LIVE, allowing viewers who donate to the Mindcrack Extra Life page to both view the match in-game and also sponsor items for their favorite players to affect the outcome.
There are also many prizes from sponsors like LootCrate, DXracer, J!NX, Jazwares and Mojang that will be given out to top donators during the broadcast. Make sure you tune in this weekend to the Mindcrack Network channel to catch all the action!
Here’s the full schedule:
“It’s no secret the best gamers in the world have wanted a piece of me for years,” said Ferrell, actor, comedian and gamer extraordinaire. “Guys like CaptainSparklez are gunning for me. I think he might be an actual wizard and he’s looking for blood. I told them I’d give them the honor of competing against me with one small condition: we raise a whole bunch of money for a great cause like helping kids with cancer.”
- Name, position, and when you started at Twitch.
Mike Perrone (Thrice in chat ^_^), Software Engineer Intern, started the beginning of the summer in May. Just recently, I’ve started working part time, remotely from college.
- Where were you prior to starting at Twitch?
I’ve been going to school at Worcester Polytechnic Institute as a Computer Science major, and last summer I was an intern at a Big Data healthcare startup, Kyruus, based out of Boston.
- When you’re not at the office, you’re…
…biking/jogging around the city, eating at one of the many delicious vegan restaurants in San Francisco, or more likely, I’m at my apartment watching Starcraft II on Twitch.
- Where did you hear about Twitch/your position at Twitch?
Alright folks, it’s time to throw in the Towelliee and Wyld out. We have finally arrived at our very last delivery of mega limited edition shirts from some of your favorite Twitch partners. Feast your t-shirt hungry eyes on batch #4.
Remember to mark September 22nd on your calendar as that will be last day you can get these t-shirts. Time’s also running out on shirts from folks like TheNexXx, SuushiSam and Lirik, so head over to twitch.tv/store now.
The last month of Summer 2014 saw 60 million users take their eyeballs to the games on Twitch. 60 Million! And what did they watch?
League of Legends remains on top of the mountain without a Challenger. After the smoke cleared at gamescom 2014, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had knifed it’s way to #2. Hearthstone continues to smolder with Naxxramas questing and a budding esports career.
As for the biggest movers, Arma III threw it’s hat into the minutes-watched Battle Royale and jumped up 7 slots. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls saw the biggest move leaping 8 spots with the release of the Ultimate Evil edition.
Without further ado (and puns), we present the Top 20.
Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), in partnership with Video Games Intelligence (VGI), announced the addition of three more speakers for the 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe conference, bringing the number to 16 total speakers.
The broadcast will kick-off on Tuesday, September 23rd, for the conference opening keynote at 7 PM BST (2pm ET/11am PT) with Microsoft’s corporate vice president Phil Harrison, and will continue on Wednesday, September 24th, from 10 AM – 5 PM BST at www.twitch.tv/dice.
For more information on the 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe conference, click here.
Our own Emmett Shear appeared on CNN today. That’s a cable network. I know, right? Check out the VOD below.
One day, we see a world where Twitch is used by people in every country of the world. And we want that experience, whether via browser or app, to be in your preferred language. Today, we see that goal draw ever closer with the addition of 14 more languages for our Xbox One app, bringing the total to 24 fully translated languages! In the latest Xbox One update, we’ve fully translated our app into Russian, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese, and many more languages.
PAX Prime 2014 is this weekend and features an insane amount of awesome content starting Friday straight through to Monday. If you’re a fan of PAX but not able to attend the event, you’ll be pleased to know that you can find everything from PAX – the highly coveted PAX Main Stage and Hedgehog Theatre panels, the Twitch Booth stream, and the premium esports events and game reveals – all right here on the PAX Prime 2014 Event Portal.
Let’s go into a little more detail on exactly what you can expect as a viewer this weekend.
As announced 20 days ago, at 2pm PDT today, August 27th, the next steps in our VOD storage system will begin to take place.
Past broadcasts will begin to be removed from Twitch servers. This also marks the beginning of the new VOD storage system:
- Past broadcasts will now be saved for 14 days for all broadcasters,
- And 60 days for Twitch Turbo subscribers and members of the Twitch Partner Program.
If you would like to keep your past broadcasts, you can easily export them to YouTube or create highlights with our new Video Manager. Additionally, you can save locally right when you start broadcasting.
These changes take us one step closer to our ultimate goal: to deliver the highest quality video across multiple platforms.
We’re excited to announce our latest iOS broadcasting integration, Gameloft’s Heroes of Order & Chaos, the world’s first ever mobile MOBA.
State of Play, a feature documentary about the competitive world of South Korean professional gamers, will have its North American festival premiere at the Portland Film Festival on August 27, 2014.
To reach the global gaming community, State of Play will be simultaneously screened live on Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers with 55 million viewers per month. The first online screening will coincide with the first screening at the Portland Film Festival. It will commence at 5pm PDT (UTC-07:00) and will loop continuously for 24 hours via the channel twitch.tv/stateofplaydoc.
It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound.
Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance – these have made Twitch what it is today. Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us.
Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start.
Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon.
As previously announced , we’re committed to making Twitch a great place for people to connect over the games they love, no matter what language they speak. Last month, we added language support for our iOS app and today we’re excited to roll out improvements to localization (i.e., translations) for our site.