Square Enix has announced that their Lara Croft GO title will be getting a fairly big update tomorrow. On top of that, tomorrow is the beginning of Twitch Plays Lara Croft GO and the game will also be on sale at a 40% discount. If you’re not familiar with Twitch Plays events, they are pretty enjoyable, chaotic but enjoyable.
Twitch has increased the security for accounts on the live streaming service by adding Two-Factor Authentication now. If you use Battle.net, and even Steam, you should be familiar with how this works. In case you don’t know though, essentially this means your Twitch account now requires two different methods of verification to log in.
We have been saying a lot recently that the streaming war is going to heat up and today during Twitch’s keynote speech during the first TwitchCon event, the company announced that direct uploads and a true VOD feature will be arriving soon. This takes aim directly at YouTube who recently went after Twitch by launching YouTube Gaming, a streaming platform for game broadcasters that also allows direct uploads and VODs already.
Twitch’s first ever convention is drawing closer and closer each day and with that there is a lot of news coming out with what will be taking place during the event. Needless to say, there will be a lot going on. Luckily, if you are attending TwitchCon 2015, Twitch has an app to help you out. On top of that, the company has released an update for their Twitch app which bring a much requested feature to it: Push Notifications for Broadcasters.
Yesterday we reported that YouTube Gaming would finally be going live today, directly competing against Twitch. Sure enough the platform has gone live and is now completely accessible as well as the official application for YouTube Gaming is now available for download.
In other streaming app news, Twitch has updated their application with a singular new feature, which happens to be a pop-out viewer. This pop-out viewer will let users continue to watch their current channel of choice on Twitch even when they have left the app itself.
Well today is the official Day 1 of E3 2015, with yesterday being technically Day 0 since it is just press conferences all day, and even though the press conference day was yesterday, there is still some happening today as well. There is also plenty of live coverage of the actual E3 show floor as well happening.
This year E3 2015 has a lot of coverage available live to watch, which means plenty of live streams will be available. A lot of this is thanks to the new permissions that E3 has given to Twitch users, allowing them to co-broadcast the press conferences live on their own channel. However other companies are live streaming as well such as YouTube, who is covering E3 as well. In other words there is a lot of live coverage available.
Nvidia is pushing out a new update for their Shield Android TV console which brings with it a lot of requested enhancements, fixes, and upgrades to various aspects of their OS and software. Depending on what you use your Shield console for, this update is a much welcomed improvement overall.