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Global Game Jam is the world’s largest games creation event! From January 29 – 31, up to 40,000 game makers in 93 countries will create thousands of games over the course of a weekend.
Running from 7am PT (3pm UTC) on Friday until 10am PT (6pm UTC) on Sunday – that’s 51 hours of game making goodness! Join the fun on Twitch for the biggest GGJ ever!
It’s time to head south, for PAX South has arrived! And once again, Twitch is the official broadcasting partner of the show.
So, if you aren’t attending in person, our PAX Portal will make you feel like you’re right there in San Antonio. We’ll be featuring broadcasts from both the Main Theatre and Falcon Theatre, including the can’t miss Twitch Town Hall. The PAX Portal will also be home to everything we’re broadcasting live from the Twitch stage (booth #10000). Tune in as Twitch’s Jon Carnage and Jordan “Soma” Tayer are joined by Ezekiel_III, FuturemanGaming, and OKAYdrian, as they host publishers, developers, and content creators all show long.
You’ll also have access to the PAX Arena where we’re hosting Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournaments, complete with a $10,000 prize pool.
Ready for Taipei Game Show 2016? Did we even need to ask?
This week, the Taipei Game Show 2016 is kicking off at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. For the second year in a row, Twitch is the official broadcasting partner of the show, so if you can’t make it in person, we’ve got you covered. During the broadcast, you can expect exclusive new info on some huge titles like Street Fighter V, Final Fantasy XV, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and many more.
Twitch will be broadcasting content live from our booth (#C409) with hosts Bruce “GamerBee” Hsiang, Mobilmobil, Sixwong, and special guests AngryPug_ and itsHafu, bringing all the news and hands-on gameplay.
Bummed that tickets to RTX Australia 2016 are sold out? Don’t panic, there’s still a way for you to check out the show. As you probably guessed from the headline, Twitch is the official live broadcast partner of RTX Australia. So if you can’t make it to the Australian Technology Park in Sydney on January 23rd-24th, you can watch it live at twitch.tv/rtxaustralia/.
During the two days of live content, Rooster Teeth will be broadcasting panels as well as familiar shows, like Funhaus, Social Disorder, Let’s Play and Freeplay. To help bring the fun, Rooster Teeth personalities including Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, Barbara Dunkelman, Joel Heyman, Matt Hullum and Geoff Ramsey, will be joined by Rocket Jump’s Freddie Wong, Good Game TV’s Stephanie Bendixsen, and ScrewAttack’s Craig Skistimas.
Just as the Twitch community has grown in Australia, so too has our commitment to the broadcasters and fans in the region. As part of our investment into the Oceania community, we recently deployed a huge data center in Sydney that takes the Twitch user experience to the next level. This means a better viewing and broadcasting experience for all!
Join the RTX Australia 2016 live broadcasts right now, right here.
PAX South attendees, it’s time to enter the Arena!
For all fans of competitive gaming who will be heading out to San Antonio this January 29-31st for PAX South 2016, PAX and Twitch have teamed up to bring 6400 square feet of awesome gaming tournament action right to the center of the Expo Hall.
‘Tis the season for giving gifts, and we’ve got a surprise gift for you!
In November, we added a new expansion to our payment options: 100+ major brand gift cards. You can now buy channel subscriptions by trading in popular brands such as Walmart, Starbucks, Target, Best Buy, Gamestop and more. Because who doesn’t have a few unused gift cards lying around?
How it works:
- When subscribing, click the PayPal / More Methods payment option. Popular gift card brands appear individually, and you can find the full list of brands under “100+ Gift Cards”.
- Select this option and enter your gift card details, and you’ll see the Twitch balance that you can receive by trading it in. (Gift cards are resold on a marketplace, so your reclaim value will be lower than the original gift card balance).
It’s all too common this time of year to get a gift card that you don’t quite know what to do with, so here’s our gift to you: starting today and lasting until December 25th, all channel subscriptions bought with eligible gift card brands (see list) get a 50% discount. (For Partners, all payment fees will be waived during the promotion. Fees will be refunded after December 25th.)
Don’t lose those gift cards to the fluffy chaos of your sock drawer!
All sales are final. For more information on gift card trade-ins, please read the PayGarden FAQ.
We’re excited to announce how to watch these events on Twitch, but equally excited to announce to our broadcasters and community that we are bringing back “co-streaming!”
What’s co-streaming you ask?
Co-streaming allows all Twitch broadcasters the rights to capture and use content from these events directly on their own channels! To co-stream, set your “game” to either The Game Awards 2015 or PlayStation Experience 2015, so that you’re categorized properly. Otherwise, you’re good to go!
Yes, you read that correctly. All Twitch broadcasters have our official blessing to capture content (this week only) from The Game Awards (twitch.tv/thegameawards) and PlayStation Experience (twitch.tv/playstation) for use on their own channels. This could be a simple rebroadcast session with your fans and community, or you can even provide your own commentary on top of the broadcast.
About The Game Awards 2015:
Gaming’s biggest night returns to Twitch! Don’t miss performances by CHVRCHES, deadmau5, and more at The Game Awards 2015. You can catch all the action live on Twitch Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM Pacific.
About PlayStation Experience 2015:
Watch the official feed from PlayStation Experience live on Twitch this weekend, running from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Pacific Saturday, December 5th and from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 6th. Things kick off on Saturday with the PlayStation Experience Keynote presentation, so make sure to tune in and catch the announcements, reveals, and more.
Twitch and Blizzard have put their heads together and worked as one to bring you something pretty special. For everyone unable to attend Dreamhack Winter in person this year, Twitch remains the place to be for all your event coverage. However, that’s not all; anyone that watches the Heroes of the Storm finals on Friday, November 27th using a Battle.net linked Twitch account will unlock the first cooperative hero, Cho’gall!
One whole week has passed since Call of Duty: Black Ops III was released. Well, Totino’s has decided that was more than enough practice time for the pros. It’s time for a COD Pro Player Invitational featuring the newest Duty. Oh, and there’s $50,000 on the line.
Be the invisible hand of fate…or maybe just mess with your favorite Twitch broadcasters as they work their way through the new Rise of the Tomb Raider. Together with Crystal Dynamics and Xbox, we’re adding two interactive features to this Xbox One title, which launched today.
If you’re a broadcaster, select Expedition Mode to give viewers the ability to impact your game play through voting. At various points of the game, viewers can choose between one of two Expedition cards — the card with the most votes will be activated for five minutes. This can cause the game play to become more challenging, a little easier, or unpredictably wild!
Voting is cool and all, but getting rewarded for watching your favorite broadcasters play the game is even better. Viewers that watch Rise of the Tomb Raider broadcasts via the Twitch Xbox One app will be rewarded with gifts. These gifts are unlocked when certain events occur in the game like:
- Side Missions
- Challenge Tombs
- Specific Achievements
Once a gift is received, it can be redeemed within the Gift section of the Rise of the Tomb Raider in-game marketplace. Gifts are only redeemable within 30 days of each event that granted them so be sure to claim them as fast as you can. For these rewards to work, broadcasters will need to be streaming through the Xbox One Twitch App.
To learn more about how our interactive features on Rise of The Tomb Raider on Xbox One, please visit the FAQ.
Get in on the action right now!
Last year, Extra Life raised more than a record-breaking $4 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, much of that made via broadcasts and donations from our amazing Twitch community. Starting this Saturday, November 7, Extra Life kicks off its annual Game Day once again, with hopes to bump that record up to $6 million!
We anticipate many broadcasters participating, and thousands of viewers tuning in, so we’ve gathered some helpful tips and tools for you:
Whether you’re attending the show or watching from home, Twitch has you covered with all the PAX AUS gaming goodness you can handle. Tune in to the Twitch booth stream to check out segments such as PJ Saltan “Down Under,” Australian MAN vs. American MAN (Excessive Profanity vs. MANvsGAME), and the typical gameplay reveals and interviews with developers you are used to seeing from our PAX coverage. But that’s not all – we are also broadcasting live from the PAX Australia Main Stage, which includes everything you’d expect from a PAX event, including the infamous “Twitch Town Hall,” Omegathon, and much more
Want to follow all the action? Fear not, we’ve made that dead simple by aggregating all the streams and schedules on our PAX Australia event page.
The latest in gaming, meet-and-greets, close ups with Penny Arcade, developers, and more. Tune in from October 30 – November 1 (AEST) for the action straight from PAX Aus 2015.
So many awesome broadcasts happened on Twitch recently. Just in case you left the house for some reason (or were abducted by aliens) and missed them when they were live, we went ahead and included all the VOD links just for you.
We’re cool like that. Enjoy!
League of Legends World Championship Semifinals
Four all-star teams battled to see which two would advance to the Grand Finals in Berlin, Germany.
ARK: Survival of the Fittest – The Last Stand
225 Survivors battled for over $60,000 in cash prizess in the largest ARK: Survival Evolved game ever.
Darbian Breaks Super Mario Bros. Speedrun World Record
This seemingly perfect speedrun by Darbian blazes through the classic title in 4:56.627, a new world record.
Smash The Record Raises Over $35,000 for Charity
72 hour charity marathon featuring amazing speedruns, Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee tournaments, fun exhibition matches, and more.
The signs of October are all around us. The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and cosplayers everywhere are dusting off their finest threads because New York Comic-Con is right around the corner. And as is now tradition, Twitch will be right in the middle of the action, broadcasting live from the show floor. So if you can’t make it to New York for this explosion of pop-culture, we’ve got you covered.
In partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twitch is taking home a Gold at the IABB Mixx Awards, held in New York City as part of Ad Week 2015. The IABB Mixx Awards honors groundbreaking creativity and technical innovation in Digital Marketing. This Gold award under the Games category is recognition for the unique campaign that the Twitch Media Group executed last March and also saw the inauguration of 2Ks game Evolve in its first gaming tournament.