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2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Supergiant VC rounds aren’t just raised in China July sets a re

Twitch launches an Alexa skill that plays your channels on Echo Show, offers live audio streams

Twitch, the Amazon -owned video game streaming service, is now available on Alexa. The company says it has launched a new skill for Alexa device owners that will allow Twitch users to track their favo

GameStop is launching a game rental subscription called PowerPass

GameStop, the video game store that has fallen from grace in the era of digital downloads, will start offering a subscription rental program, according to Mashable. Over the past decade, it’s be

Twitch unveils a suite of new tools to help creators grow their channels and make money

Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch today announced a number of new features for streamers aimed at helping their grow their online communities and generate revenue from their online channel

Watch the West go wild again in new Red Dead Redemption II trailer

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption II is probably one of the most hotly anticipated games of next year, and now there’s a trailer for it showing some actual visuals from the game. The trailer

Here’s why professional sports teams are buying esports teams

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 we sat down with three experts from the esports world to explain why you should start paying attention to the industry. To kick it off, Heather Garozzo, a former c

Learn how to play the business of esports at Disrupt SF

One of the perks of working in the technology world is that we get to watch entire industries grow from the ground up, often in just a few years. And that’s exactly what’s happening right

Discord steals gamers from Skype with video chat and screensharing

Discord wants to destroy its biggest, best-funded competitor in the battle to be the communications layer for gaming. It wants to be the home for gamer clans strategizing and trash-talking with each o

Twitch expands game sales to more streamers

In March, video game streaming site Twitch introduced a new way for its streamers to make money: by selling games directly to their fans. Initially, however, that feature was only available to Twitch&

Microsoft’s game streaming service Beam rebrands as Mixer, adds co-streaming, a guide & mobile broadcasting

Microsoft’s live-streaming service Beam, which the company acquired last year shortly after it emerged as the winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, is today getting a new name:

Twitch to relaunch Curse, acquired last year, as the more social Twitch Desktop App

Hot on the heels of rolling out its own version of Twitter, called Pulse, video game streaming site Twitch today announced its new desktop application, Twitch Desktop App. Twitch says the app will inc

Twitch will sell video games on its site starting this spring

Amazon -owned video game streaming site Twitch announced this morning that it will now sell games directly on its platform – a not entirely surprising expansion for the service where developer

The NBA is creating its own eSports league for the basketball game NBA 2K

The rise in popularity of eSports has mainly been focused around leagues that play games like League of Legends, Dota and Counter-Strike – all games that aren’t actually sports-related. Bu

Hands-on with VR Sports Challenge, the Oculus Touch version of Wii Sports

When the Wii launched, no one knew what motion controllers were or why we even needed them. So to get people excited about the new input method, Nintendo released Wii Sports as a free game to anyon

You could become a pilot in the Drone Racing League if you’re good at this racing simulator

Today the Drone Racing League, a league that has a deal with ESPN to broadcast races this season, launched a drone racing simulator game. And perhaps even more interesting, the league will be teamin

Sony may unveil two new versions of the PS4 next month

Sony will reportedly unveil two new versions of the PlayStation 4 at its upcoming New York press event on September 7.

Pokémon Go has already taught me so much

I’ve been playing Pokémon Go for most of today because no force in heaven or on earth could stop me, and here are a few things that I’ve learned about the game, myself and life as a resu

INNOVATE2016: How 5G will change everything… including the network neutrality debate

According to Hans Westberg, chief executive of the Swedish telco giant Ericsson, the next big thing is 5G.

Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its e-sports division

459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but e-sports are wildly popular,

Skillz is the biggest e-sports company gamers have never heard of

The very mention of e-sports tends to conjure up titles like Bethesda’s Quake, the arena shooter, or Valve’s Dota 2 and Riot’s League of Legends, both arena battle games, which are played by pro
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