The Digest: Steam takes on Twitch… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Steam Broadcasting takes on Twitch with game streams | The BBC "Steam - the popular PC video gaming platform - is adding the ability to stream gameplay so that others can watch online. The move presents a challenge to Twitch, which is built around a similar service, and was acquired by Amazon for…

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Destiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014

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Destiny has received mixed early reviews, but it has become 2014's most-viewed console game on the Twitch streaming service. In its first week on sale, Destiny Twitch streams have been viewed nearly 20 million times, with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay. "To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the…

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Twitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts

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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'…

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WATCH: Fish Plays Pokemon

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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,…

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