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Gamer charged by Australia police after 'livestreaming assault'

Sydney - A Sydney gamer heard on a livestream allegedly hitting a woman was charged with assault by Australian police Monday, after the incident went viral on social media.

China puts block on Twitch game-streaming service

The game-streaming service Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, is no longer accessible to users inside China. The app has also disappeared from the China Apple Store.

The Washington Post is starting a channel on Amazon-owned Twitch

The Washington Post is looking to Twitch’s live streaming gamers to reach new video audiences, with a new channel that started today with a live stream covering President Trump’s press conference, of all things, with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Twitch users play the stock market using one man's $50,000

Users of the online game streaming platform Twitch are making real trades on the stock market using one man's $50,000. The initiative is called Stock Stream and employs Twitch's interactive gaming features to let "players" decide on the trades to make.

Twitch unveils Pulse, a new social network built for gamers

Amazon-owned Twitch has replaced its homepage with a Twitter clone for the gaming community. Adding a centralised hub for the popular livestreaming service, it lets you share updates, screenshots and stream highlights directly to followers.

Amazon’s Twitch buys popular gaming media outlet Curse

The battle for supremacy in the growing market of interactive game streaming services has intensified as rivals are aggressively expanding their ventures.

Twitch gamer celebrity allegedly beats his girlfriend on stream

A Twitch gaming celebrity allegedly verbally and physically assaulted his girlfriend during a livestream. The video quickly went viral in just a few hours after being posted on YouTube.

Amazon launches its own free game engine, no royalties required

Amazon has added a new product to its growing range of cloud-based software development kits and tools. The company has released its own game engine which will be free for game developers to use to quickly build high-quality games.

Google launches YouTube Gaming to compete against Twitch

Google has launched its new version of YouTube dedicated to gamers. The website and app will make it easy for players to watch and broadcast the games they love most, throwing YouTube into direct competition with the Twitch streaming service.

Google announces YouTube Gaming, coming this summer

Google has announced that it is creating a special variant of YouTube for gamers, throwing it into direct competition with Twitch. The site will allow players to stream footage of their games and make it easy for viewers to keep track of their favourites.

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' sets viewer record on Twitch

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a fun game to play, no question - the new game already has legions of users - but turns out it is something people love to watch, too. In one week alone users spent 5.4 million hours watching others play COD on Twitch.

Op-Ed: 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' takes the Internet by storm Special

In the wake of Flappy Bird's demise, a new Internet sensation has taken over that's one part Internet phenomenon, one part social experiment, and all parts frustration.

Op-Ed: Aldo Nova: The best kept secret in Canadian rock

Rouyn - If you haven't heard the name Aldo Nova, there is a good reason for that; although he has been making class music since the early 80s, the Bon Jovi lookalike is the best kept secret in Canadian rock.
 

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Twitch unveils Pulse — a new Twitter competitor for gamers.
Twitch unveils Pulse — a new Twitter competitor for gamers.
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