Gaming headlines include: Nolan Bushnell loses out on award from Game Developers Conference, Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed again, and a gamers rectum falls out while gaming in bathroom. Plus, The FEC crew discuss the recent changes to the Twitch Guidelines, are they good? Or could they spell disaster for the platform? Continue reading
– Twitch announced it’s partnering with a variety of developers and studios, including Ubisoft and Telltale Games, to sell games directly to players via Twitch streams.
– Lee Sang-hyeok, aka Faker, finally started streaming on Twitch, quickly shattering viewership records despite a stream that was, uh, rough.
– What is Curse? How will it affect Twitch in the future? Read the article here.
– Twitch Turbo users can access the new HTML5 player. Read the article here!
– Now you can take Twitch with you on your PlayStation Vita! Check it out here!
Twitch has become incredibly popular in recent years and given a platform for certain streamers to earn a living via donations and sponsorship. Clearly, whenever individuals are in the public eye, they can receive trolling in various different forms. Unbelievably, one user who goes by the name of iNexus_Ninja decided to donate vast sums of money to various Twitch streamers ranging from $1,000 all the way up to $5,000. According to a NeoGaf thread, this person donated at least $50,000 and apparently comes from a very wealthy family. Judging by his Twitter account, the 18-year-old appears to have a very casual attitude towards spending thousands of dollars. Even more absurd, his masterplan involved donating the money, then waiting a month before demanding a chargeback via PayPal.
This is being discussed live right now for Episode 20 at Final Encounter Cast at Twitch.tv.
Record producer, songwriter, rapper and Auto-Tune enthusiast T-Pain joined Twitch earlier this week, and while he spent a night playing the new Doom, the musician has since found his game of choice: Overwatch, which he’s spent several hours livestreaming this week.
Fans of songs like “Buy U a Drank,” hero-based shooters, celebrity Twitch streams and all of the above have filed in to watch T-Pain play Overwatch. Some have even had the chance to join his group or play some rounds against him. Throughout the streams, viewers have learned more about T-Pain’s gaming history (like how he spent over $10,000 while playing Madden NFL), fondness for Twitch and plans to cosplay as Overwatch characters at future TwitchCon events.
But in his latest broadcast, seen above, T-Pain goes deeper. Around the one-hour, 46-minute mark, the rapper gets real about how he finally feels able to revel in his true, game-loving self.
“For many years, I’ve been led to believe that we should all be hiding the fact that we’re gamers,” he says. According to him, the music industry has stifled his love of video games over the years, considering the hobby “uncool.”
This is being discussed live right now for Episode 19 at Final Encounter Cast at Twitch.tv.
What is #AraGate? Check out the video from Izzy Nobre! This is being discussed live right now at Final Encounter Cast at Twitch.tv.
Gaming headlines including a new Mistwalker Studios Project, trouble for Unsung Story, Pokemon Sun & Moon, Fallout DLC and an anti-gaming Senator gets busted big time. Plus, a discussion on Twitch botting. Continue reading