BetaNews: Twitch Desktop app for Windows 10 and macOS now available for download

BetaNews: Twitch Desktop app for Windows 10 and macOS now available for download . “Twitch used to just be a platform for people to stream themselves playing video games. While it still is used for that, it has evolved to be much more, such as vlogging and general interactions. The Amazon-owned company is wise to expand, as it betters its competition abilities with the monster that is YouTube. Google’s service is insanely popular, but as more and more content creators grow tired of YouTube’s heavy-handed antics, they will look for somewhere else to go. That somewhere is Twitch for many.”

Engadget: Twitch will stream the ’80s arcade gaming show ‘Starcade’

Engadget: Twitch will stream the ’80s arcade gaming show ‘Starcade’ . “Starcade, the ’80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video gaming platform has teamed up with Shout! Factory, the studio that acquired the rights to create the reboot, to stream all 123 episodes of the original show. Starcade ran from 1982 to 1984 on TBS and featured arcade classics like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga and Centipede.”

BusinessWire: Twitch Partners With Crunchyroll for First Ever Anime Marathon

BusinessWire: Twitch Partners With Crunchyroll for First Ever Anime Marathon (PRESS RELEASE). “Social video platform Twitch today announced a partnership with Crunchyroll, the leading destination for anime and manga, to host a 5-day marathon spanning more than 15 different anime series. The Crunchyroll anime marathon will feature episodes from series such as Yuri on Ice, Mob Psycho 100, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers. The marathon begins on July 27 at 3:30 pm PT and will run until August 1st. The full programming schedule will be revealed on July 21.”

TechCrunch: Twitch’s mobile app is adding live streaming, dark mode and more

TechCrunch: Twitch’s mobile app is adding live streaming, dark mode and more. “Amazon-owned game-streaming site Twitch today announced a series of changes coming soon to its mobile application, the most notable of which is the ability for broadcasters to stream directly to their channel from the app itself. That doesn’t mean you can live stream gameplay as of yet, though.”

CNET: Laugh it up! ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ marathon on the way

CNET: Laugh it up! ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ marathon on the way. “The reboot of “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ with host Jonah Ray is available on Netflix, but now fans of the classic version of the show are in luck. On Friday, social-video platform Twitch announced plans for a six-day streaming marathon of 38 classic ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ episodes.”

Mashable: Twitch is (rightfully) banning people for streaming while driving

Mashable: Twitch is (rightfully) banning people for streaming while driving. “A string of Twitch streamers who use the IRL category (which stands for ‘in real life’ and doesn’t require streamers to be playing a video game) have been banned over the past few weeks, Kotaku noticed. Although the ban reasons listed were not specific to driving, Twitch’s community guidelines specifically state that, notably, ‘content that requires operating video capture equipment and a moving vehicle simultaneously’ is not permitted.”