Twitch

streaming

"Streamer" Modes Are Usually Gimmicky BS, But in 'Dead Cells,' It's Magic

I finally beat 'Dead Cells' last week, but it didn't happen the way I expected. It happened with a community who was helping (and hurting) me the whole time.
Patrick Klepek
11.12.18
charity

Next Week, We’re Streaming 72 Hours to Raise Money for The Florence Project

The group provides free and legal social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal. Let's help them.
Patrick Klepek
10.12.18
esports

One of Counter-Strike’s Leading Analysts Wants You to Know Alex Jones Rules

Duncan "Thorin" Shields has a long history of racist jokes, among other things. But next month's big tournament in New York, he'll be on stage, talking about Counter-Strike.
Patrick Klepek
8.16.18
Dark Souls

Sometimes, Fighting Depression Means Beating 'Dark Souls' Using Dance Pads

Louis "ATwerking Yoshi" Hamilton hasn't had an easy life, but overcoming ridiculous challenges, sometimes involving bananas, has helped.
Patrick Klepek
8.15.18
open thread

Do Let's Plays and Streams Keep You From Buying Single-Player Games?

Hand-wringing over streaming culture sounds a lot like the hand-wringing over piracy.
Patrick Klepek
6.21.18
Postscript

Marathoning 'Dark Souls Remastered' Helped Me Love it Even More

We were willing to burn out for charity, but what happened was astonishing.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.1.18
Speedrunning

One of Zelda's Greatest Speedrunners Was Just Banned From Twitch

Narcissa Wright, who's largely moved away from speedrunning due to health issues, isn't sure why Twitch decided to kick her off.
Patrick Klepek
5.15.18
Twitch

When This Streamer Tried to Make Going Viral His Job It Went Horribly Wrong

A 'World of Warcraft' joke pushed Ian Xplosion into the spotlight, and he decided to make the most of it. Then, he got evicted.
Patrick Klepek
4.26.18
Listen

Games Are Just Better When You Make Your Own Fun

We talk about making our own fun in 'Sea of Thieves,' A Way Out,' 'Bloodborne,' and more in today's Waypoint Radio.
Danielle Riendeau
3.30.18
Social Media

My Job Doesn't Exist Without the Support of Fans. How Much Do I Owe Them?

As a public figure, my personal life has become part of my career. The line between disclosure, transparency, and gossip isn’t clear anymore.
Patrick Klepek
2.13.18
Podcasts

Okay, Fine, Let's Talk About Logan Paul (And Dr DisRespect)

With recent community guideline changes to Twitch, it seemed like the right time to talk about what's happening in a whole lot of Internet spaces right now.
Patrick Klepek
2.9.18
Bioshock

Learning the Level Design Secrets of 'BioShock'

The game was originally going to have more resources, fuses, and interactive flooding.
Danielle Riendeau
2.6.18