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Twitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts

Malware that can spread through Twitch’s chat feature will try to bleed your Steam account dry, according to security software maker F-Secure. The malware originates from an automated account which, according to F-Secure, “bombards channels and invites viewers to participate in a weekly raffle for a chance to win things such as ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ items”. When you click on …

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Stuart O'ConnorTwitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts
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5 reasons why Amazon might have bought Twitch

Big news overnight from Amazon, which has bought streaming service Twitch for a cool $970m. Yes – that’s right – Amazon. Twitch had multiple suitors, but it seems that in the end Twitch went for the one we least expected. (We were all expecting Google). So why did it happen? For Twitch, it appears that it made the conscious choice …

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James O'Malley5 reasons why Amazon might have bought Twitch
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WATCH: Fish Plays Pokemon

In recent days TwitchPlaysPokemon reached another milestone: the hive-mind of online players successfully finished Pokemon X for 3DS, meaning that collectively all of the major handheld titles have been beaten. So now the next logical thing is underway: seeing if a fish can do it too. “Fish Plays Pokemon” is exactly what it sounds like, and is a video stream …

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Twitch adds audio recognition just days after Google deal

Video game streaming site Twitch has announced the introduction of “Audio Recognition” to on demand videos on the website – putting an end to the musical free-for-all that users were used to. The change means that Twitch’s on-demand videos will work like YouTube: with any unlicensed music that is picked up through the system being silenced. Meaning no more videos …

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TwitchPlaysPokemon is still going – and is on to Pokemon X for 3DS

Remember TwitchPlaysPokemon? It took the world by storm last February as thousands of players around the world took to Twitch to take control of Game Boy classic Pokemon. It turns out that it is still going, and is even more sophisticated. The premise is still the same: Players enter into the chat window the controls they’d like to send: “Up”, …

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James O'MalleyTwitchPlaysPokemon is still going – and is on to Pokemon X for 3DS
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Twitch moves closer to broadcast TV

Popular game streaming service Twitch is introducing a new feature to the platform that brings Twitch closer to being a TV network. The new Host Mode will allow users to embed other channels within their own, broadcasting other people’s content when they’re not online themselves. Viewers will be able to subscribe to the original channel directly and will count towards …

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Stuart O'ConnorTwitch moves closer to broadcast TV