TwitchTV Unveils New iPhone App

TwitchTV has announced that it has launched a new iOS app to bring the full TwitchTV experience to the iPhone. It will allow users to view TwitchTV’s streaming content in HD, search for content, see a list of their favorite channels and chat with friends in-app.

“This has been one of the most frequently requested items since we launched,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “Our community is truly native to the mobile environment. They switch back and forth from Web to mobile and back again, not seeming to recognize boundaries. So it’s very important to bring them a TwitchTV experience that does the same.”

During mid October, TwitchTV had 4.2 million viewers who watched over 6.7 million minutes of video.

Diablo III Console Work Confirmed

Diablo III for consoles has been rumored almost as long as there has been a Diablo III in development. However, director Jay Wilson has confirmed that a three man team is working on the conversion right now to see what is possible.

There’s no official announcement yet because “if it goes on a console, it doesn’t compromise the PC game in any way, and it feels like it was built for the console,” said Wilson. “We don’t want to announce something until we’re sure.”

The main design difference is the fact that the console versions will not have a targeting reticule on screen. “The movement actually feels better on the controller,” said Wilson. “Targeting is the issue. Monster distribution and AI also feels a little bit different than it does on the PC version.”

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Soulcalibur V Collector’s Edition Comes In A Neat Book Box

Namco Bandai have announced the details of the Collector’s Edition of Soulcalibur V. Pricing is currently unknown, but it will be available when the full game releases on January 21.

The Collector’s Edition of Soulcalibur V will come in a detailed book box case. Inside there will be a copy of Soulcalibur V, an art book, the original soundtrack CD, a full DVD detailing the making-of Soulcalibur V, a letter on imitation parchment paper signed by Team Soul, and a DLC card for the Black Knight and Paladin armor sets.

Battlefield 3: It’s Time

Sprint – don’t run – to your nearest GameStop and “check in” using a mobile Facebook application {page no longer active} for a chance to win $100,000 on behalf of EA and Battlefield 3. Enter every time you visit GameStop (once every 24 hours). Also, if you haven’t checked out Battlefield 3 – The Russian by Andy McNab and Peter Grimsdale download Chapter 1 on the official website.

Carve Your Pumpkin Pic

Starbucks has launched a new Facebook app {link no longer active} called “Pumpkin Spice Latte” allowing fans to show their love for the PSL. Fans can watch a new video called “Join the PSL Celebration” {link no longer active} or upload and tag their photos with #psl and share them on Instagram. To add a little taste of pumpkin to your Facebook profile, upload a photo and carve it into a pumpkin. Once completed, fans can share to their friends and followers to keep the love for the PSL going!

Blizzard Open To Free-to-Play, Nothing To Announce

When World of Warcraft allowed players to make a free account to play until level 20, it was a tacit counter to the number of free-to-play MMORPG options there are out there. They say they’re happy about the reception to that move and that they’re open to the so-called “freemium” game model.

“It’s a very interesting business model and approach,” said Blizzard COO Paul Sams. “Whether or not we will end up doing that at some point or not, I don’t really have the information to share. But certainly it’s possible that could happen with an existing product that we have.”

“I think what you tend to see is that happening when games are on a decline or they don’t have a user base that can support itself through subscriptions,” said Sams. “So then they’ll introduce the new model in hopes of being able to generate a different type of revenue to support that community and ongoing content. So it certainly is possible, if we find ourselves in that circumstance, or if we come up with a game where we think that’s the right business model, the most appropriate for players to experience it. We don’t have any opposition to the concept, it’s just that at this point we haven’t decided to make a game where that is the model. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t.”

Source: VentureBeat

Assassin’s Creed Movie Domains Registered By Sony Pictures

A recent report stated that Sony Pictures was close to acquiring the rights to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. While no official announcement has been made, there is an indication that a deal may be signed imminently, if it hasn’t been already.

Sony Pictures has registered over a dozen domains relating to a Assassin’s Creed movie on October 20. These websites include,, and

Source: Fusible