video games

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

    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 channels. Notably, the company will soon debut several features that will allow video creators to better track their path towards achieving either Affiliate or Partner status – a designation… Read More

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

    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 gives us our first sense of story, too, which basically looks like it’s about outlaws getting up to no good in the Old West and then trying to outlaw the law, and rivals. The sequel to Red… Read More

  • Here’s why professional sports teams are buying esports teams

    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 competitive Counter Strike player and current Director of Fan Marketing for Team Dignitas, told us what a day in the life of a professional esports player is like. And surprisingly, it’s not… Read More

  • Learn how to play the business of esports at Disrupt SF

    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 now with esports. Fans are packing into sold-out arenas (that even pro sports teams can’t always fill) to see their favorite games be played, and teams are winning millions of dollars… Read More

  • Discord steals gamers from Skype with video chat and screensharing

    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 other. After out-gunning its gaming-specific competitors like TeamSpeak, Mumble and Ventrilo with a secret $50 million fundraise earlier this year, Discord is setting its sights on Skype. Read More

  • Twitch expands game sales to more streamers

    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’s Partners – that is, the site’s top-tier streamers with large audiences. Today, Twitch is adding game sales to its newly launched Twitch Affiliate program, as well. The… Read More

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

    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: Mixer. The name is meant to express the way the service brings people together, the team explains, but it’s not the only change rolling out today, as it turns out. Mixer is also launching… Read More

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

    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 include community servers, voice and video messaging and game content distribution. Read More

  • Twitch will sell video games on its site starting this spring

    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 developers are already taking advantage of the site’s social community to get the word out about their games, and engage fans. Games will go on sale this spring, says Twitch, but did not give an… Read More

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