Monthly Archives: August 2011

Get $5 off your DEVASTATION ticket with promo code “TWITCH”

DEVASTATION is one of the very few gaming events in the world that can boast tournaments in Street Fighter, StarCraft 2, Call of Duty, Madden, Tekken, Halo:Reach, and many more. The philosophy behind the event is to host as many kinds of competitive gaming tournaments as possible in order to appeal to casual and top-tier gamers alike.

Well, today we’re excited to announce that you can get $5 off the $35 price tag for attending the event by using the promotional code ‘TWITCH‘ when purchasing your ticket for DEVASTATION 2011. Act quickly if you’re in Phoenix, Arizona area and love videogames!

When: October 6th – 9th at the Phoenix Convention Center

Click here to see a list of tournaments. The schedule can be found here.

Pics from San Francisco BarCraft

We had another packed BarCraft here in San Francisco. StarCraft fans packed Mad Dog in the Fog to watch the action going down at MLG Raleigh. Check it out:

Live from PAX: Alienware brings you coverage of Battlefield 3, Guild Wars 2, Blacklight Retribution, and League of Legends Dominion!

Alienware has brought you live League of Legends champion reveals, first looks at Guild Wars 2 and Rift, and today from PAX in Seattle, they bring you live coverage of some of the hottest games on the horizon. Here’s the full live streaming schedule:

Live Stream schedule – Friday, August 26th

10:45am            Battlefield 3 Developer interview with game footage from BF3

10:55am            Guild Wars 2 Developer interview

11:00am            Guild Wars 2 5v5 tournament

12:25pm            Blacklight Retribution Developer interview

12:30pm            Blacklight Retribution 8v8 Team Deathmatch

1:50pm             League of Legends presentation & Developer interview

2:00pm             League of Legends Dominion play

3:25pm             Guild Wars 2 Developer interview

3:30pm             Guild Wars 2 5v5 tournament

Tune in at www.twitch.tv/alienwarearena to be the first to hear the announcements, catch the gameplay, and have a chance to get your questions answered by the developers.

If you are at PAX, please swing by the Alienware booth to check out their overpowered M17x’s, which will be powering all of the games in the booth. Not only can you experience these games hands on, you can participate in a Guild Wars 2 tournament against the developers, test your mettle in a Blacklight Retribution 8v8 team deathmatch, and participate in a League of Legends scavenger hunt for your chance to try out Dominion. Oh, yeah, did we forget to mention… you can try Battlefield 3. No big deal. Really.

Turtle Beach PAX Prime Live Coverage from the show floor

From the crew that brought you great E3 coverage and interviews comes PAX Prime LIVE from the Turtle Beach booth!

Turtle Beach’s PAX broadcast will be brought to you by none other than Kona from Kona’s Korner (www.twitch.tv/kona) along with Jeff Burchett from Turtle Beach, the resident cool guy and social media junkie at TB. Expect great reviews of cool upcoming products, interviews with top industry folks, and of course giveaways!

Tune in at 9am Friday for the official kick off announcement and a live unveiling of the Turtle Beach Modern Warfare 3 headset line!

Full Live schedule at www.twitch.tv/turtlebeach:

  • Friday, August 26: 9:00 am PT until 6:00 pm PT
  • Saturday, August 27: 10:00 am PT until 6:00 pm PT
  • Sunday, August 28: 10:00 am PT until 6:00 pm PT

Follow twitter.com/turtlebeach to get up to the date news about what is happening at their booth!

BarCraft Now a Phenomenon

BarCraft is now a bona fide phenomenon. We’re organizing them in SF, and they’re sprouting up all over the country. Hell, it even made the Wall Street Journal. Check out some of the press that the movement has received in the last few weeks.
  • Wall Street Journal: Fans Muscle Into Sports Bars to Watch Pro Videogamers Do Battle on the Tube
  • Kotaku: Forget Baseball and MMA, the Sport to Cheer for in this Bar was StarCraft
Let’s keep it rolling! We’re holding another BarCraft this coming Sunday at Mad Dog in the Fog in San Francisco’s lower Haight neighborhood. Get together with your pals and watch all the StarCraft action from MLG Raleigh. See here for the details:
BarCraft at Mad Dog in the Fog
Join TwitchTV at Mad Dog in the Fog in San Francisco once again to watch the MLG Raleigh Starcraft 2 finals this August 28th starting at noon! There will be an all day discount for everyone as well.

Following the incredible success of the last MLG and the NASL Finals event, TwitchTV is proud to host another Barcraft event at Mad Dog in the Fog on Haight St. Join your fellow Bay Area Starcraft 2 fans to enjoy some beer, wings, and the companionship of other gaming fans who know what “oh my god did you see that mothership?” means.

We’ll have bottle openers, mousepads, and other TwitchTV swag to give away!

Tasteless, Artosis, JP McDaniel, and Mike “Husky” Lamond will be casting the Red and Blue streams!

Here is the MLG Schedule for Sunday:

Sunday, August 28th
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Championship Losers Round 8
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Championship Losers Round 9
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Championship Winners Finals
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Championship Losers Finals
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Championship Finals

Watch IEM GamesCom LIVE on TwitchTV!

The Intel Extreme Masters tournament has kicked off in Cologne, Germany, featuring professional gaming tournaments in League of Legends and StarCraft II and boasting a prize purse of $53,000. Top professionals from around the world have spent the time to qualify and make their way to GamesCom 2011 for another stop in the prestigious IEM circuit.

During the course of the event, TwitchTV will be your companion for viewing and interacting with the IEM experience. We have set up a custom directory for viewing the IEM GamesCome streams – watch League of Legends and StarCraft 2 streams in English, French Brazillian, Czech, Polish, and more.

Click here to subscribe for glorious HD for the duration of the event!

Panorama from GamesCom

Check this out. GamesCom is huge, and happening right now. Check out the panorama of the massive audience below. And this is just Thursday! This thing goes all weekend long. Go to our directory page and choose “GamesCom” on the left to see all the live action streamed at TwitchTV.

Also check out GamerLive.tv’s channel for live coverage of press conferences and more.

TwitchTV Partners with GamerLive.TV for Live Stream of GamesCom 2011

GamesCom, the world’s largest gaming event, has kicked off it’s 2011 edition in Cologne, Germany. If you can’t make it in person fear not, because TwitchTV in conjunction with GamerLive.TV are proud to announce that GamesCom 2011 panels and conferences will be streamed live to the glorious interwebs via http://www.twitch.tv/gamerlivetv. That’s right, you’ll be able to catch coverage, interviews, previews, reviews, and press conferences from the comfort of well, wherever you happen to be at the time exclusively on GamerLive.TV’s TwitchTV channel.

TwitchTV has partnered with GamerLive.TV to present GamesCom 2011 Panels - LIVE!

GamerLive.TV and TwitchTV’s GamesCom live coverage will include live reports from the show floor, exclusive interviews with game developers, booth tours, parties, events and press conference coverage. It will also broadcast exclusive interviews with the world’s top game developers, including representatives from Activision, Electronic Arts, Sega, Konami, Ubisoft, Sega, and Capcom. The live GamesCom coverage will be available athttp://twitch.tv/gamerlivetv and at http://gamerlive.tv/gamescom-live starting August 16, 2011 at 10:00am EDT with live streaming coverage of the Electronic Arts’ press conference followed by the Sony press conference.

Whether you’re an eSports enthusiast, industry insider, or casual gaming fan, make sure to tune in an enjoy 🙂

About GamerLive.TV

GamerLive.TV (http://gamerlive.tv) is one of the top online video content sites and syndication network on the Web covering video games, the game industry and the making of games. Covering over 300 events annually, GamerLive.TV video content reaches millions of users monthly.

About TwitchTV

TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game entertainment and chat community. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long-term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

TwitchTV Growing Like Crazy

Thank you to the entire TwitchTV community. We are pleased to announce that more than 8 million of you spent at TwitchTV in July, the first full month since launch. And people noticed.

Check out coverage at TechCrunch and The Next Web. Here’s the official press release. We couldn’t be happier to see the community growing like this.

TwitchTV Partners with Future U.S.

We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Future U.S, a veteran publisher of tech gaming titles like PC Gamer, Mac|Life, and GamesRadar. Welcome to the team! See below for the full press release

Video Game Media Giants Futre U.S. and JustinTV’s TwitchTV Join in First Corporate Partnership to Serve the Covetefd 18-34 Year Old Demographic

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Aug 10, 2011) – Future U.S., a leading publisher of gaming and technology media properties, today announced an exclusive partnership with JustinTV, owner of TwitchTV, the world’s largest gaming video and chat community, and home of 300 million monthly global video views per month. The alliance enlists Future U.S. as the exclusive advertising sales team for TwitchTV, enabling Future U.S. to leverage TwitchTV’s massive, engaged community of video game enthusiasts for brand advertising and sponsorships.

By joining forces, Digital Future will deliver a coveted audience of nearly 8 million influential, engaged video game enthusiasts with a strong foothold in the 18-34 year old demographic. Simultaneously, TwitchTV will grow its audience by tapping Future’s established network of loyal gaming fans.

“We’re proud to put our advertising and sponsorship interests in the hands of veteran gaming publishers like Future U.S.,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CTO, JustinTV and general manager of TwitchTV.

Future U.S. will also dedicate editorial resources to create new online gaming programming for viewing on both TwitchTV and existing Future U.S. properties, including GamesRadar.com. Editorial staff will provide expert commentary at top trade shows, product launches and online gaming tournaments such as 24 hour round-the-clock gaming marathons and sponsored events.

“We have a proven track record of directly connecting advertisers to special-interest audiences through our digital properties,” said Rachelle Considine, vice president of sales and marketing, Future U.S. “Our partnership with JustinTV and TwitchTV will assist in our efforts to extend our digital capabilities, enabling us to broaden our reach to a wider online audience and deliver new, creative content.”

For further information visit Future U.S. at www.futureus.com or TwitchTV at twitch.tv.

About Future

Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK and US creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines in the US include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while our UK business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. Our web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar, and MusicRadar. Future sells over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 11 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.

About JustinTV / TwitchTV

TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game entertainment and chat community. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.