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Twitch Prime members can now get up to a full year of Nintendo Switch Online for free

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Twitch is at the epicenter of broadcasting and watching video games. The service is home to monumental success stories within its catalog of streamers — Ninja, the most followed streamer on Twitch, immediately comes to mind, as well as gamer and YouTube personality Pokimane, and even that one guy who fell asleep during his livestream for a couple of hours. With over 15 million daily active users, Twitch has cemented itself as a pivotal component of the gaming industry, and as a global phenomenon. 

When Amazon acquired Twitch for nearly $1 billion back in 2014, it introduced Twitch Prime soon after — a service that would be available to all Amazon Prime members. As a part of the deal, Twitch Prime members would have access to exclusive game loot each month, a free channel subscription every 30 days, and all the additional benefits of Amazon Prime, among other things.  Read more…

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Amazon Prime members get a free year of Nintendo Switch Online through Twitch Prime

You may have forgotten about Twitch Prime, but the company is adding an interesting new perk for Nintendo Switch owners. The company is giving out up to one year of Nintendo Switch Online, the subscription service that lets you play online multiplayer games and access NES games. If you’re an Amazon Prime or Prime Video […]

The best deals on Logitech gaming accessories in the UK: mice, headsets, and keyboards

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Gaming is an expensive lifestyle. Even once you’ve picked up a console or PC, you still need some games to actually play. If you are truly devoted to the gaming life, then you’ll probably want a gaming mouse, headset, or keyboard.

Whether you are a serious gamer, or know someone that is, we have tracked down some great deals on gaming accessories for youLogitech has cut the prices of its gaming devices by up to 60%, with everything from wireless gaming mice to mechanical keyboards included:

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Best gifts for gamers in the UK: What to get for the gamer in your life in 2019

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Shopping for a gamer sounds like it should be easy, but getting them the right gift can be a bit more complicated than you think. The good news: there’s so much to choose from. The bad news: there’s so much to choose from.

It’s even worse when you consider all the different kinds of gamers out there. From those who pledge allegiance to the PC master race to Nintendo purists and everything in between, it isn’t easy finding just the right gift to add to their setup. But if you nail it, you won’t find anyone more grateful than a gamer.

When shopping for a gamer, first determine your desired price point. For most, you’ll be able to grab a couple games under £100 and call it a day. Accessories like controllers and charging docks are another great mid-range price point. The next step up will be things like gaming consoles or a gaming laptop, which will run into the hundreds. If you’re looking to go all out and treat the gamer in your life to an epic gift, a brand new PC rig and setup could clock in at around £3,000.  Read more…

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Drake invests in eSports betting startup Players’ Lounge

Drake’s latest collaboration isn’t with Kanye or Kendrick, it’s with Marissa Mayer. The rap superstar has joined a bevy of Silicon Valley investors including Strauss Zelnick, Comcast, Macro Ventures, Canaan, RRE, Courtside and Marissa Mayer to fund Players’ Lounge, an eSports startup looking to pit gamers against each other in their favorite titles with some […]

‘Minecraft’ update removes in-game references to its controversial creator

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Microsoft, which owns Minecraft, appears to be distancing itself and Minecraft from its original creator, Markus “Notch” Persson.

The latest Minecraft update to hit the Java version of the game removed a couple of references to Notch that would sometimes appear on the game’s home screen next to the title. Twitter user decrepitlab pointed these changes out on Wednesday. While we don’t know for sure why exactly Notch’s name was taken off the home screen, it’s possible that this move stems from the many questionable things he’s said online over the years.

THIS IS ON THE LATEST MINECRAFT SNAPSHOT??????? pic.twitter.com/GO1MEWKWtE

— serirei real 🌴 (@decrepitlab) March 27, 2019 Read more…

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Digging into Apple’s media transformation

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Panzarino, offered his analysis on the major announcements that came out of Apple’s keynote event this past Monday. Behind a series of new subscription and media products, Apple […]

Twitch launches a four-person ‘Squad Stream’ feature to help creators get discovered

Twitch today announced the launch of a new feature called “Squad Stream,” which offers a way for up to four creators to go live and stream together within one window. The feature will allow creators to grow their communities by teaming up with others, as it gives streamers increased exposure by playing to a wider […]

EA lays off 350 people

Though Apex Legends continues to be a bright spot for EA, the game publisher and the industry as a whole still have hurdles ahead. Today, EA confirmed that it laid off 350 people in marketing, publishing and other departments. Kotaku obtained an email sent to employees by EA CEO Andrew Wilson, which said that the […]

Save up to 40% on gaming laptops, PCs, and accessories at Amazon

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The focus of gamers around the world is fixed upon Season 1 of Apex Legends. If you want any hope to unlock the best loot and be the last team standing in your next match, you need premium gear to beat the competition — even if you get stuck with the Mozambique Shotgun. 

SEE ALSO: Best gaming chairs to maximize your home gaming setup

To give you the boost you need, Amazon has a helpful sale on gaming laptops, desktop PCs, and other accessories from top brands such as Asus, Razer, and Alienware. We’re all for cheap laptops, but sometimes you need to invest a bit more to get a great gaming setup. When those two worlds come together and allow you to get some great gaming gear for cheap — that’s gaming heaven right there. Read more…

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