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Twitch boosts security with two-factor authentication

Twitch boosts security with two-factor authentication

Twitch is the latest company to give users an extra dose of security by adding two-factor authentication to user accounts. The company made the announcement on Monday, saying the new security feature is offered in partnership with Authy, which delivers push notifications to authorized smartphones rather than text messages, removing some of the hassle that comes with enabling two-factor authentication.

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Bob Ross launches Twitch’s painting channel

Bob Ross launches Twitch’s painting channel

Well, Twitch has officially launched into unknown territories. This week begins the full broadcast of all 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. This launch is being done to launch a second Twitch homepage for Twitch Creative. This second homepage will be partnering with Adobe as a launch sponsor, and the page won't necessarily be all about gaming. Instead, this page will be about artists - and maybe we'll see some game developers creating happy little sprites, too, who knows.

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The PS4 finally has an official Twitch app

The PS4 finally has an official Twitch app

Given how Twitch has become the go to platform for broadcasting game playthroughs and viewing such, you'd think it would be one of the first things the latest gen PlayStation 4 would have in its roster. While the PS4 did have the basic ability to broadcast and watch PS broadcasts, that was the full extent of Twitch's presence. Now, owners are finally freed from the shackles of the PS web browser with the new Twitch PS4 app that will allow them to watch any Twitch stream at their convenience.

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TwitchCon 2015 Keynote rundown (the quick version)

TwitchCon 2015 Keynote rundown (the quick version)

This week Emmett Schear from Twitch spoke at TwitchCon 2015 and let it be known that new features were on the way. New products and improvements are headed to Twitch - the PC version of the environment - while a full-fledged app for Twitch for PlayStation was announced to be nearly here. Starting this Fall, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita (or PS Vita, if you prefer), will be getting access to the Twitch app.

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Fallout 3 is the latest Twitch community’s collective play

Fallout 3 is the latest Twitch community’s collective play

You might remember over a month ago when the live game broadcasting service Twitch started having viewers collectively play Dark Souls, where viewers' text inputs in the chat box are used to control the game, all at the same time. Well, they're at it again, this time tacking on the modern classic Fallout 3. In the past the Twitch community was successful at beating games including one of the first Pokemon titles, and an older Metal Gear Solid game, while over 38 days later, the Dark Souls stream is still going.

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How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

How to “Go Live” with YouTube Gaming

Google's YouTube Gaming app and web browser-based user interface for YouTube Gaming launch in full. Today we're having a peek at the mobile app version of YouTube Gaming - with an Android app to start. This app will be released to iOS soon. Inside this app is a collection of game streams where only pre-recorded videos were before. Inside this app is YouTube with a pure gaming focus - with more than a little bit of an aim for the audience that until now belonged almost exclusively to Twitch.

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Razer RealSense camera revealed for desktop gaming

Razer RealSense camera revealed for desktop gaming

This morning Razer revealed an Intel-powered RealSense camera for PC gamers. While this technology has been used for 3D applications before - scanning in the real world, for example, Razer is bringing the technology home squarely in the gaming arena. Think facial tracking while you're using your multi-monitor setup to race cars. This camera will be launching as its own stand-along peripheral for desktop PC gaming first - but we wouldn't be surprised to see it launch on a Razer laptop in the near future.

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The Twitch community is trying to play Dark Souls collectively

The Twitch community is trying to play Dark Souls collectively

Twitch, the live game broadcasting service, has had two successful attempts in the past where all viewers were in control, at the same time, of the game being played. First was one of the original Pokemon games, then came an older Metal Gear title. Thousands of people, all inputting commands into the chat window. It was madness, but in both cases, they were successful in beating the games. Now the Twitch community is doing it again, but this time with Dark Souls, the first entry in what is easily one of the most difficult series in recent history.

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Twitch streamer banned after fake swatting stunt

Twitch streamer banned after fake swatting stunt

Swatting, the act of getting police and other law enforcement to force their way into someone's home after being told it's the location of hostage situation or other crime, is a despicable act that offenders usually refer to as a "prank." But just as unfunny is staging a fake swatting while livestreaming to an audience of thousands. That's what Trick2G, a popular streamer on the game broadcasting service Twitch, has found out after such an act has gotten his channel closed and himself banned.

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Twitch begins migration to HTML5, dropping Flash

Twitch begins migration to HTML5, dropping Flash

Game broadcasting service Twitch has announced via its blog that it's officially migrating to HTML5 for its videos, and in turn phasing out the Adobe Flash format. The company, owned by Amazon, says not everyone will see the changes as once, as they're rollout the changes to accounts gradually. Once those changes start appearing, users will find the web-based video player has HTML5 and JavaScript-powered controls, instead of the Flash-based ones we're used to.

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