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100 Thieves CourageJD team-up official, YouTube, Twitch in the mix

100 Thieves CourageJD team-up official, YouTube, Twitch in the mix

Fortnite gamers* 100 Thieves just announced they've added @CouRageJD to their team as "the third creator" for their content house. They've picked up Courage (as he's otherwise known) to bring his high EXP in professional gaming and casting to the public through the 100 Thieves lens. They've got winning esports on their mind, and Courage is now in the mix.

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Twitch Prime now gets you free anime

Twitch Prime now gets you free anime

Twitch Prime offers some pretty nifty perks to people who play a lot of video games or watch a lot of live streams, and now the same is true for people who watch a lot of anime. Today, Twitch Prime announced a new promotion that will see it hand out 30-day subscriptions to Crunchyroll Premium to all of its members. The promotion kicks off today and runs through June 13th, so you've got a month to redeem this trial to Crunchyroll.

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Twitch Sings free karaoke game is finally available to download

Twitch Sings free karaoke game is finally available to download

During its TwitchCon Europe event today, Twitch announced that its previously revealed karaoke game 'Twitch Sings' is now available. This title was built specifically for the Twitch platform, enabling players to livestream a session; viewers become an active audience with options to give ovations, cheer, issue challenges, and more.

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Nintendo Switch Online Twitch Prime promo: The fine print

Nintendo Switch Online Twitch Prime promo: The fine print

Last night, Amazon and Nintendo announced an exciting new Twitch Prime promo that gives members up to a year of Nintendo Switch Online for free. Given that a year's subscription to the service costs $20 at its cheapest, that isn't a bad deal at all. Like most promotions, though, there's some fine print to consider before you link your Nintendo and Twitch accounts to redeem your free Switch Online time.

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Twitch Prime members get 12 free months of Nintendo Switch Online

Twitch Prime members get 12 free months of Nintendo Switch Online

Twitch has added a special new benefit only for its Twitch Prime members: a full free year of Nintendo Switch Online. The new perk is only available to Prime customers and, of course, is only relevant if they also own a Nintendo Switch console. The online services enable Switch owners to play games online, play classic NES games, save game data to the cloud, and more.

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Twitch Squad Stream shows four perspectives on a single screen

Twitch Squad Stream shows four perspectives on a single screen

With all the recent focus on battle royales and squad-based games, you'd think spectators would like to be able to see the action from more than one player's vantage point. Well, they can, but that would require having a convoluted setup. Wouldn't it be grand if game video streaming services would let you do so easily? Twitch thinks so too, so it's starting to roll out a new "Squad Stream" feature to bring the feeling of playing together to viewers as well.

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Twitch’s Pokemon marathon returns this week

Twitch’s Pokemon marathon returns this week

If you're one of the many people who watched the first leg of Twitch's Pokemon marathon last year, here's a bit of good news: the marathon is returning this week. Twitch and The Pokemon Company are partnering up once again, and this time around, they'll be broadcasting a total of 10 seasons and 11 movies. In other words, settle in, because if you're planning on catching the entire marathon, you'll be watching for a while.

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Apex Legends Twitch Prime loot available now: Here’s how to get it

Apex Legends Twitch Prime loot available now: Here’s how to get it

Well that didn't take long at all: hot on the heels of Apex Legends' successful launch, Electronic Arts and Amazon have teamed up to offer some free loot for the game through Twitch Prime. Popular games - especially battle royale titles - are often at the center of these Twitch Prime giveaways, which typically hand out cosmetics or loot boxes to subscribers. For Apex Legends, that's no different, as you'll get one skin and a handful of loot boxes when you redeem the offer.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 wraps up by breaking records

Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 wraps up by breaking records

Annual video game speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick wrapped up over the weekend, and by the end of it all, it was able to claim the title of biggest GDQ ever. AGDQ 2019 ended its week-long marathon early Sunday morning with an impressive train of donations, and in the end, it managed to raise more than $2.3 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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Ninja unsurprisingly dominated Twitch in 2018

Ninja unsurprisingly dominated Twitch in 2018

Anyone who spends any amount of time on Twitch is likely aware of the platform's biggest streamer, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. Ninja switched the focus of his stream to Fortnite late in 2017, and that was a decision that paid dividends throughout 2018. While no one will be surprised to hear that Ninja had a good year, a new report is showing us just how good of a year it was.

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Blizzard tries to rein in Overwatch Twitch chat

Blizzard tries to rein in Overwatch Twitch chat

Those who visit Twitch regularly know that Twitch chat is an interesting entity that can turn from rather subdued into toxic insanity at the drop of a hat. Most streamers keep their own chats relatively free of toxicity through things like moderation, bans, and word filters, but as the viewer count of a particular channel grows, it gets harder and harder to keep Twitch chat from spiraling into madness. Blizzard is looking to test a new method of channel moderation for Overwatch pro matches, but Overwatch fans might not like what it's doing.

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Twitch’s next Pokemon marathon starts on Thanksgiving

Twitch’s next Pokemon marathon starts on Thanksgiving

Twitch is gearing up to launch yet another Pokemon streaming marathon, this one scheduled to run over Thanksgiving. This isn't the first time Twitch has streamed a single show for a long period of time -- it has previously done this with Pokemon in the past, as well as other shows including Bob Ross's painting series.

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