Why People Are Arguing About Women Streamers Showing Skin

For the past few days, popular Twitch broadcasters and their audiences have been embroiled in a heated debate. The topic? Women streamers and whether they should—or shouldn't—be showing skin on stream. » 3/20/15 6:45pm 3/20/15 6:45pm

If You've Been on the Fence About Roku, Today's a Good Day to Get One

If you need a good streaming box for any of your TVs, the excellent Roku 3 is down to $77 today on Amazon, which is within a few bucks of an all-time low. » 3/09/15 9:38am 3/09/15 9:38am

Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out. » 2/17/15 12:00pm 2/17/15 12:00pm

The Magic of Stream Interaction and Gaming

I don't believe myself to be a popular person. In middle school and high school I had my group of friends, and that was a-okay with me. I was approachable towards others and always polite, but I didn't go necessarily out of my way to try to "fit in" or make "faux-friends". If I was just acquaintances with someone,… » 2/09/15 2:15pm 2/09/15 2:15pm

How People Use Twitch, Visualized

At any given time, there are tens of thousands watching and playing games on Twitch. Some people are obsessed with one game, other people watch lots of games. The service recently enlisted its "science" team to visualize what communities of Twitch look like, and it's beautiful. » 2/04/15 6:30pm 2/04/15 6:30pm

The Up All Night Stream Plays Kirby and the Rainbow Curse [All Done]

Back on the Wii, you saw everyone’s favorite pink blob turned into a ball of yarn. So now join me in his new Wii U adventure where he is a ball of clay. » 2/03/15 6:00am 2/03/15 6:00am

How to Watch Super Bowl XLIX Online 

Super Bowl XLIX is tomorrow. Cord-cutting SportsHeads need not fret: If you don't have a TV, it's pretty easy to watch it online this year. NBC is streaming it for free on its website, and even if you don't have cable, you'll be able to watch from within the U.S. » 1/31/15 6:00pm 1/31/15 6:00pm

One Man's Quest To Get Good Enough At Hearthstone To Work At Blizzard

Getting a shot at working on Hearthstone isn't easy. To work on Hearthstone, you have to be pretty freakin' good at Hearthstone. » 1/20/15 4:00pm 1/20/15 4:00pm

Dota 2 Event Prompts Legal Spat Between Streaming Sites

The video gaming live-streaming business is huge right now. Amazon purchased Twitch.TV for $970 million last year. Well, in the land where everything has a Chinese version, China, the Chinese equivalents of Twitch are in a legal war over the Dota 2 Asia Championships. » 1/19/15 6:00am 1/19/15 6:00am

Twitch Is Trying To Solve Its Music Problem

Twitch kicked up a huge storm last August when it started muting users' archived footage that used copyrighted music—a sudden and unpleasant change that lead many to accuse the service of taking the worst possible cues from YouTube. Today, the company offered a concrete idea for a new way forward: a music library. » 1/15/15 2:30pm 1/15/15 2:30pm

Call of Duty Couple Recounts Scary Night When SWAT Raided Their Home

On June 28, 2014, a SWAT team showed up at the home of Max and Victoria Zeisberg. Bright lights blared into the couple's windows. Officers came equipped with assault rifles and shotguns. They'd gotten a tip that Max had murdered his wife. » 1/13/15 1:45pm 1/13/15 1:45pm

Razer's Forge TV Aims To Bring PC Gaming Into The Living Room

Today at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, PC hardware maker Razer revealed their entry in the small black Android box that connects to your television market.What makes it different from the other small black boxes? This one streams games from any gaming PC. » 1/06/15 9:00am 1/06/15 9:00am

The Best Perks of Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus You May Not Know

Whether you have an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4, if you want to play online with friends, you'll need to cough up money for Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. You may even pick it up just for free games every month. Still, there are some other perks to that membership you may not know about. Let's look at them. » 12/29/14 10:00am 12/29/14 10:00am

Microsoft "Arcadia" Could Stream All Kinds of Games and Apps to Windows

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella loves cloud computing, and a new, rumored Microsoft service could be putting all that computing power to better use than ever. A project codenamed "Arcadia" (yes, another Halo reference) could soon stream games and apps to Windows devices, phones and tablets and computers alike. » 12/16/14 11:14am 12/16/14 11:14am

The Saturday Morning Stream Fiddles With Juju [All Done]

I know absolutely nothing about this colorful new platformer other than it being developed by the studio behind Hard Reset and the Shadow Warrior reboot and the fact that there's a level covered with strawberry jam. That's good enough for me. » 12/13/14 11:20am 12/13/14 11:20am

You Can Now Livestream Games On Steam

Ever since the dawn of the Twitch livestreaming age, it's seemed like a no-brainer for Steam to add some sort of quick and easy broadcasting option. And yet for some reason (hint: it's Valve), they've taken their time. But finally, it's here. » 12/02/14 2:10pm 12/02/14 2:10pm

The Saturday Evening Stream Plays Warlords Of Draenor (All Done!)

I've been waiting all damn day for this, keeping my character online as I worked to make sure I didn't have to queue up. Let's play some World of Warcraft, Warlords-style. » 11/15/14 10:15pm 11/15/14 10:15pm

The Up All Night Stream Plays Captain Toad [Game Complete!]

Yesterday, Super Mario 3D World spin-off title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker hit store shelves in Japan. That leaves just one question. Who's up for joining me for some puzzle-platforming action? » 11/15/14 2:00am 11/15/14 2:00am

League of Legends Player Retires, Now Makes $800k A Year...Streaming

Just like pro sports such as football, where athletes have little trouble landing themselves lucrative jobs in broadcasting when they retire, some esports competitors finding that life gets easier (and the money gets better) once they hang up their mouse and keyboard. » 11/02/14 10:00pm 11/02/14 10:00pm