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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.
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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.
TwitchCon 2015 was, in one word: Unbelievable. Amazing. Epic. Family. More magnificent than we could have hoped. But maybe the one word that sums it up best is PASSION. That’s what we put in, that’s what you put in. And that passion made this kind of show possible. We love you all, so a big thank you to those who attended in person and watched online, and to those that just kept grinding by broadcasting and watching during the weekend because you love your Twitch community.
More than 20,000 of you attended and over 1.9 million of you watched online. Over 600 Twitch Partners were in attendance. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you ALL for making the inaugural TwitchCon a success!
Who wants to do this again next year? What was great and what could we have done better? Let us know in the comments!
Missed Emmett Shear’s TwitchCon 2015 keynote address? We’ve got you covered.
These are the upcoming features, products, and improvements that were announced today.
Amazon and Twitch have a shared passion for community-driven gaming. Be sure to attend a special Tech Talk segment from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. to hear speakers from Amazon Games discuss what community-driven gaming is and why they are so passionate about it.
Mike Frazzini, VP of Amazon Games, and Patrick Gilmore, Studio Head at Double Helix, take the stage with moderator Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham to delve into community-driven gaming. Make sure to tune in live at twitch.tv/twitch!
TwitchCon is only three days away! And whether you’re going to the show in person, or watching from your couch, we think everyone should be taking home some TwitchCon swag.
So, we’re teaming up with Xbox to give anyone attending the show or watching online some exclusive goodies for their Xbox One avatars.
For registered TwitchCon attendees, your avatar will receive a special edition TwitchCon hoodie. If you have a TwitchCon badge, you don’t need to do anything else to get your redemption code. We’ll email you with details the week after TwitchCon.
For those of you who can’t make it in person, we’ve got you covered as well. All you have to do is watch at least 15 minutes of TwitchCon content on your Xbox One and you’ll receive a TwitchCon T-shirt for your avatar.
That includes content on any of the following channels:
Don’t forget to log into your Twitch account while watching so we can verify your viewing status.
Codes will be sent out after TwitchCon is over, so keep an eye on those inboxes!
Can’t get enough Heroes of the Storm? You’re in luck. We’re happy to announce that Twitch and Blizzard are teaming up to reward those who not only love to play Heroes of the Storm, but love to watch it as well.
For a limited time, anyone who watches a Heroes of the Storm regional championship while logged into Twitch with a linked Battle.net account (more on that below) will receive a special “Storm Watcher” portrait in Heroes of the Storm. It’s super cool and will make all your friends jealous.
And here you thought the TwitchCon 2015 information train was over. Well it ain’t over!
Here’s the latest on some of the awesome spectacle you can expect to see in person and online:
- Battle of the CEOs. Twitch’s Shear vs Blizzard’s Morhaime. Two men enter, one man leaves. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. You get the point. An event like this is so Rare, you could say it’s Legendary. Plus, you can’t have a match this Epic without commentators and coaches, so be prepared for special guests.
- VGCW (Video Game Championship Wrestling): VGCW is preparing a special customized character wrestling match, so expect some familiar looking competitors.
- Super Smash Bros. Exhibition featuring Twitch versus Red Bull: Twitch and Red Bull love Smash and want to throw a competition together, but are having trouble agreeing where to throw the event. To settle the score, SF-based Twitch will battle LA-based Red Bull in a Super Smash Bros. Exhibition Match where the winning office chooses the location of a $10,000 prize-pool Super Smash Bros. event (NorCal v SoCal).
The TwitchCon Purple Ticket Contest is over and we have our winner!
We’d like to extend a truly heartfelt thank you to everyone who wore their Twitch passion on their sleeves and put their heart out there with a submission. As the number of entrants rose, so did the monumental difficulty of picking just one. It was nail bitingly close, but we have our Purple Ticket winner: MikeHazeGaming!
Can you hear that? That’s the sound of the hype train moving at top speed. Because PAX Prime 2015 from Seattle, WA, is nearly upon us. Whether you’re attending the show or watching from home, Twitch has you covered with all the PAX goodness you can handle with the help of our event sponsors HP Omen, Daybreak Game Company, Super Evil MegaCorp, Corsair, and Turtle Beach.
For those of you getting in on the fun in Seattle, we’ll have Super Evil MegaCorp’s Vainglory and Daybreak Game’s H1Z1 playable at the booth, Partner Meet & Greets (with brand spanking new Kappa Cards), a Twitch Town Hall, the insanity of PJSaltan of Stream II, and enough swag to fill a really big swag bag (including a new addition to the Twitch Pinny Pin collection, more on that after the break).
Watching from home? No problem. You can watch all the content from the Twitch booth and the two main panel rooms (Main and Hydra) on the official PAX Event Page. The full schedule is below the fold, so you can start planning your weekend now.
Here’s a rundown of a few highlights: