News Twitch Confirms Data Breach After Hacker Leaks Source Code, Streamer Payouts, More
Get those passwords changed
Update: Twitch has confirmed this morning's reports of a serious data leak: The company states it's working "with urgency" to sort out the situation, and will provide update "as soon as additional information is available". It appears that the leaks (details below) are real. Twitch.tv, the largest online platform for...
News Death Stranding Hype Takes It to the Top of Twitch
We're all connected
There are currently over 100,000 people watching hand prints gradually remove a thick layer of gunk from the latest Death Stranding trailer. Sony’s been streaming for almost 24 hours now, revealing a mixture of gameplay and cinematic footage from Kojima Productions’ upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive. And fans are so hungry for...
News Dragon Ball FighterZ Breaks Record for Highest Ever Views in EVO History
Rock the dragon
Despite not being the main event at EVO 2018, Dragon Ball FighterZ still managed to break viewership records on Twitch. The top 8 on the Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament on Sunday night peaked at a whopping 258,000 concurrent viewers, more than any other game has ever managed in EVO history. The finals for Dragon...
News Twitch Streams to PS Vita Screens with New App
Live and kicking
While Sony's busy removing apps from the PlayStation Vita, Twitch has opted to roll out its own official client for the portable. The free download – which weighs in at 16.7MB and is available now in Europe – will allow you to watch livestreams and recorded videos, and is even compatible with the ill-fated PlayStation TV. It's...
News PS4's Twitch App Streams to the NA PlayStation Store
If you've been twitching over the prospect of watching people play video games on your, er, video game console ever since a native Twitch app was announced for the PlayStation 4, then you may be thrilled to learn that the functionality has rolled out in North America today. It's important to note that this isn't a replacement for Live...
News Twitch App to Stream to PS4, PS3, and Vita This Year
Watch people play games on your games console
The stream scene has been twitching for one very important feature since the PlayStation 4's launch: a native Twitch app allowing all broadcasts to be viewed on the new-gen console. There's good news coming out of TwitchCon 2015 today, then, as it's been announced that a new client will deploy on the...
News Sony's Stopping Twitch Streamers from Archiving Until Dawn
We're not entirely sure how we feel about this one. A tweet by Twitch Support appears to allude to the fact that Sony has disabled archiving on Until Dawn, preventing people from replaying streams that have since concluded. This could be a simple error on the platform holder's part, but it seems like a calculated decision to stop the story...
Feature Watch and Yearn - Are YouTube and Twitch Influencing Game Design?
“A 20 minute video changed my life,” said Mike Bithell in an interview with GamesTM. “That's the reality.” And he's right. Thomas Was Alone is a minimalistic, esoteric little gem which seemed likely to come and go without turning many heads. And without videos like the one posted by TotalBiscuit, which now has over 300,000 v
News Amazon Coughs Up $970 Million for Streaming Site Twitch
Twitch has been acquired for a whopping $970 million – but not by Google as originally anticipated. Instead, it’s mega retailer Amazon that’s coughed up the extraordinary amount of cash required to purchase the streaming site, with its bidding rival
Weirdness You Did Not Want to Look at PlayStation's Twitch Channel Last Night
Think of the children
Trolls are an unfortunate part of the Internet, and something that we all have to learn to deal with. However, filtering out a few comments is easy – but avoiding offensive streams on Twitch is not. Overnight, hackers managed to compromise PlayStation’s official broadcasting account, essentially leading to the creation of...
Rumour Google Gets Twitchy and Acquires Streaming Site for $1 Billion
You can’t blame Google for wanting to flash a little cash – after all, with corporate competitors Apple and Facebook both splurging some spare change of late, the search engine giant must have been feeling left out. Fortunately, it’s reportedly managed to find a use for the coins stashed down the side of its office sofa – by...
News Strangers Will Have the Chance to Scare You in PS4 Horror Title Daylight
Not alone in the dark
Horror games are often quite isolated experiences, but Zombie Studios wants to add a layer of social intrigue to its upcoming PlayStation 4 scare-‘em-up Daylight. The procedurally generated survival title – which is set to step out of the shadows in April – will be able to parse text commands from Twitch chatrooms, with...
News 10 Per Cent of All Twitch Streams Since November Have Been from PS4
Stream and shout
Do you like arbitrary and potentially useless statistics? No? Well too bad, as a recent PlayStation Blog post has revealed a veritable treasure trove of bizarre PlayStation 4 facts, mostly pertaining to the console's robust social offerings. Truth be told, we think that after such an absurdly successful launch, Sony probably...
News The Playroom Has Been Completely Removed from Twitch's Directory
This is why we can't have nice things
In what can only be described as a virtual slap on the wrist, video game streaming service Twitch has removed The Playroom from its directory. The move comes soon after the company's pledge to stamp out any lewd behaviour on the service, and is undoubtedly a reaction to the plethora of non-ga
News Twitch Cracks Down on Lewd PS4 Broadcasts
It may be called The Playroom, but Twitch has vowed to put a stop to any streams not playing with the PlayStation 4 exclusive as intended. Late last week we reported that a couple had set up a live phone-in show via the augmented reality application, and that was fine – until others copied the idea and started running racy webcam...
News Oh Yeah, Twitch Is Totally Coming to the PS4
Sony may have glossed over the announcement during its GamesCom 2013 press conference last week, but Twitch is totally coming to the PlayStation 4. The popular streaming service – which many had assumed had been locked up by Microsoft – will allow you to broadcast gam
E3 2013 Don't Worry, Twitch Could Still Come to PS4
Streaming like a machine
While you’ll be able to broadcast live gameplay from your PlayStation 4 to Ustream, slightly more popular service Twitch is off the cards for the time being. However, despite Microsoft insinuating that it had locked up support with the online streaming site, company vice president of marketing Matthew DiPietro has...