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Pokemon GO Fest Update: Live Stream Video, Legendary List

Pokemon GO Fest Update: Live Stream Video, Legendary List

This morning we're having a peek at the latest update to Pokemon GO, one made almost exclusively for the oncoming event Pokemon GO Fest. This update includes a number of new image files, several of which are Legendary Pokemon. These new Legendary Pokemon files indicate that - believe it or not - we'll be getting SHINY Legendary Pokemon in addition to the first three standard Legendary Bird Pokemon.

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Twitch anime invasion is 5 day Crunchyroll marathon

Twitch anime invasion is 5 day Crunchyroll marathon

One by one, these Twitch marathons keep coming. The topic of the next marathon will be anime, with Twitch partnering with Crunchyroll to show 15 seasons of different shows over five days. Unlike the other Twitch marathons, which all have served to launch a new channel or raise money, this new marathon seems to just be a marketing promotion between Twitch and Crunchyroll.

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Facebook battles Twitch with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streaming deal

Facebook battles Twitch with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streaming deal

Facebook is once again looking to expand its game streaming efforts, announcing today a new initiative with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole. With this new agreement, Facebook will now be the home of exclusive PUBG content each week. This may draw a considerable number of viewers in, given how popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is on Twitch.

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A beginner’s guide to video game speedrunning

A beginner’s guide to video game speedrunning

Summer Games Done Quick 2017 is officially underway! It's a week-long marathon that features some of the best video game speedrunners from around the world. “That's all well and good,” I can hear some of you say, “but what is speedrunning and why should I care about Summer Games Done Quick?” Both of those are excellent questions, and I will answer those and more in this, the Beginner's Guide to Video Game Speedrunning.

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Twitch app update allows for mobile streaming from your phone

Twitch app update allows for mobile streaming from your phone

Back when Twitch first announced its IRL streaming category, it also revealed plans to update the Twitch app to allow for mobile streaming. It looks like we're getting closer to the launch of that feature, as Twitch has detailed changes coming to its mobile app. This update will add a fair amount of new features, chief among them being functionality that allows for streaming from mobile devices.

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Facebook announces a new video creation app

Facebook announces a new video creation app

It's been clear for some time now that Facebook is betting heavily on video; everything from live streaming to hosting coverage of news and sporting events. But in an effort to really compete with YouTube, the social media behemoth is attempting to lure original video creators with the announcement of a new mobile app that focuses on, well, video creation.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 will hit Twitch in six-day mega marathon

Mystery Science Theater 3000 will hit Twitch in six-day mega marathon

It would seem that Twitch marathons of classic shows are the hot new thing. What originally began with a marathon of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross later led to marathons for both Power Rangers and Mister Roger's Neighborhood. Today Twitch announced its next marathon, and if you happen to be a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, this is definitely one you'll want to watch.

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Facebook Live adds closed captioning: here’s how to use it

Facebook Live adds closed captioning: here’s how to use it

Facebook has announced better accessibility on its live streaming platform, adding closed captioning to Facebook Live. The move aims to make Facebook's video streaming option more inclusive for individuals who are deaf or otherwise have trouble hearing. The company says the new feature is 'a key part of building [a] global community,' though it will depend on publishers, too -- they have to take advantage of the feature for captioning to show up on their videos.

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This Twitch streamer wants you to play the stock market with his money

This Twitch streamer wants you to play the stock market with his money

Remember the glory days of TwitchPlaysPokemon? Twitch chat was working toward a common goal - beating Pokemon Red and Blue using only chat commands - and for that initial run, it was an incredible sight to see. Now, one Twitch streamer is giving us an evolution of the TwitchPlaysPokemon idea, but there's more at stake than just beating a video game this time around.

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Beam rebrands to Mixer as Microsoft introduces co-streaming

Beam rebrands to Mixer as Microsoft introduces co-streaming

Well that was fast: even though streaming service Beam was integrated into Xbox One and Windows 10 just a couple of months ago, it's already getting rebranded. Microsoft revealed the new name today as Mixer, introducing a handful of new features to go along with this relaunch of sorts. Aside from the name change, it doesn't seem like any drastic changes are being made to the way the service operates, which will be encouraging to folks who have already bought into the platform.

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Facebook’s eSports ambitions challenge Twitch

Facebook’s eSports ambitions challenge Twitch

Just like that, Twitch suddenly has some major competition when it comes to live streaming eSports. ESL, the largest eSports organization on our fine planet, announced today that it has signed a new deal with Facebook to stream eSports content on the social media network. This puts Facebook in a good position to challenge Twitch, which is currently the go-to place for live streamed eSports content.

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Periscope 360-degree live streaming now available on Android

Periscope 360-degree live streaming now available on Android

Just live streaming these days is no longer enough. People seem to be hyping up 360-degree live streaming, whether or not there are enough people with the devices to properly enjoy them. Of course, that's no reason not to let social media broadcasters do what they want or need to do, which is why Periscope introduced Live 360 video late last year. Now after months of limited testing, Twitter has opened the floodgates to iOS and Android users at long last.

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