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The most celebrated fighting game franchise of all time is coming together with the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Announced today, Capcom and Twitch are collaborating to deliver the Capcom Pro Tour, the first ever Street Fighter-focused fighting game league. Comprised of a combination of premier events, ranking tournaments, and online tournaments, the Capcom Pro Tour establishes a year-long foundation for the fighting game community, culminating with the grand finals at the Capcom Cup this December.
To celebrate the launch of Twitch Broadcasting on Xbox One, we’re giving away awesome prizes like Titanfall Xbox One Bundles, Turtle Beach Headsets, and tons of your favorite Xbox One edition games. All you have to do is tune into 1 of 6 special broadcasts on March 11th, 2014. Wanna know which channels to watch? CLICK ME to find out.
Oh yeah, don’t forget to READ THE RULES.
The good folks at IGN put together a very thorough video walkthrough of the Twitch broadcasting experience on Xbox One. You’ll be able to see it yourself on March 11, but until then, enjoy:
Today we announced that Twitch will be the official live streaming partner of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The partnership with the tradeshow’s owner, Entertainment Software Association (ESA), is a three year agreement beginning with E3 2014 that will heighten the global presence for the leading video game event. As the official streaming partner of PAX East, PAX Prime, C2E2, New York Comic Con, BAFTA, EGX London, and others, this news further establishes Twitch as the premier way to attend gaming conventions remotely.
NOTE: For the full press release, click here.
Today we announced the Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK). This new game developer tool will enable the live broadcasting, capturing and archiving of mobile games. This latest innovation will help mobile gaming companies reach the Twitch community directly from their devices and across other platforms as well.
Update: Order adjusted based on correct data.
While League of Legends and Dota 2 continue to MOBAlize strong viewership, something called “TwitchPlaysPokemon” drove a massive, half-fanatical, half-bewildered crowd to the now “ledgendary” Pokémon Red. This isn’t the time to use that, Red. This isn’t the time to…you get the point.
Meanwhile, Titanfall debuted to a very strong broadcast and viewership numbers within a relatively small windows. Finally, Hearthstone appears to be here to stay in the Top 10, you could say “like a rock”. Disclaimer: No Murlocs were hurt in the writing of this blog. These jokes, gotta catch them all. I’ll let myself out.
You may already know that Twitch broadcasting is coming to Xbox One on March 11. Did you know that Major Nelson already has his hands on a Twitch-enabled Xbox One and will broadcast for the very first time tonight – Monday, March 3 at 8pm PT (11pm ET)?
Be sure to tune in to Major Nelson’s Twitch Channel to check it out. He’ll playing some Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare with some of his Microsoft pals.
It’s official. On March 11th, Twitch broadcasting comes to Xbox One. “Wait, that’s the same day as Titanfall!” you say. Yes, yes it is. But that’s not all!
Along with broadcasting functionality, the updated Twitch app for Xbox One gets an enhanced viewing experience as well – Chat, Following, and Notifications are all coming in the update. With so much new stuff, let’s jump right into the particulars. See below for a video overview and feature set. And you can read more on Xbox Wire and in the news.
TwitchPlaysPokemon has captured everyone’s attention (and an occasional Pokémon) by letting you play a hand in the adventure. While it’s definitely a rough proof of concept as the first of its kind, we’re excited to see the high level of engagement it has received and that others are tapping into Twitch as a platform that lets viewers interact on a whole new level.
By now you probably know about this simplistically awesome phenomenon: Twitch chatters controlling the outcome of a game of Pokémon Red/Blue. It reached the eyes and instant admiration of Twitch staff Thursday evening, and after a quick Friday morning blast, this intriguing test of the infinite monkey theorem has shot into the stratosphere of most watched and most interactive on Twitch. While the stream has crossed more than 75,000 concurrent spectators, the total number of unique Twitch members who have participated via chat is more than quadruple that amount.
Thank you to each and every one of you beautiful people! In January, 1 million of you came to Twitch to share video of your gameplay. You are the heart and soul of Twitch and you’re why we come to work everyday. This is a huge milestone and another massive proof-point that game broadcasting has become a game-changing piece of the video game experience.
Wow. Embedded in a Wall Street Journal article about Apple’s internet infrastructure, is an awesome infographic detailing the top 10 Web properties and their corresponding percentage of peak US internet traffic. Where does Twitch rank? 4th.
This is a guest post from Kevin Johnson, Senior Manager, Community Development, Blizzard
2013 was a great year for Blizzard games thanks to the passionate Twitch community. In order to give back to some of you who have dedicated yourselves to creating unique content, growing your audiences, and generating enthusiasm for our games, we’ve launched the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards powered by Twitch. This program will provide awards and cash prizes for some the best Blizzard content streamers of 2013.
We’re proud to announce that the venerable D.I.C.E Summit and Awards will be broadcasted live on Twitch on February 4-6, 2014. Check out http://www.twitch.tv/dice for a stellar lineup of game developers, publishers, and designers talking all things gaming.
Be sure to follow @Official_AIAS for info leading up to the event, and for GAME CODE GIVEAWAYS!
We recently upgraded our Twitch Los Angeles Point of Presence (POP), increasing its serving capacity by roughly 400%. This upgrade also increased ingest (broadcast) capacity.
We may also have installed a Sound Blaster 16 sound card, a vintage Anderson-Jacobson acoustic modem for backwards compatibility, and a cutting edge Courier External 56K* V.92 Global Dial-up Business Modem.
We continue to work on capacity additions and upgrades, so keep an eye out for future announcements.