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‘Twitch Plays Pokemon’ puts enormous stress on Twitch’s servers

The "Twitch Plays Pokemon" live stream experiment received overwhelming response from gamers that put unprecedented stress on Twitch's servers, the company's customer experience director Jason Maestas said.

Twitch is a game-streaming service that allows users to broadcast videogames to the world. Typically, a Twitch stream offers a passive experience. But last week, the services offered "Twitch Plays Pokemon" that was controlled completely by viewers via Twitch's chat feature.

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Nintendo admits lack of decisive software titles for Wii U

Nintendo, the world's oldest videogame company, has admitted that it has failed to offer a decisive software title capable of enriching Wii U owners' gameplay experience.

Stressing that Nintendo would have to create compelling reasons to own the Wii U game console and its tablet-like controller, CEO Satoru Iwata said, "We have not been able to offer a decisive software title that enriches the user's gameplay experience when playing alone with the GamePad."

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Gran Turismo documentary coming to Hulu

The official Gran Turismo documentary titled "Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide" will be debut on popular streaming platform Hulu on 22nd of January, Sony confirmed on Friday.

The documentary, which has been named after Gran Turismo franchise creator Kazunori Yamauchi, will disclose historical video recordings and never-before-told stories from connoisseurs of the automotive & gaming industries.

The short film will allow viewers to get a closer look at the life of Kaz, who started his career as a professional racer and later founded game studio Polyphony Digital.

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Huawei unveils Android-based mini game console called Tron

Announcing its entry into the increasingly competitive console market, Chinese manufacturer Huawei has just unveiled its own mini-console called the "Tron".

The Tron, which was unveiled at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, runs on JellyBean (version 4.2.3) of Google's Android operating system.

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Australian Classification Board censors “South Park: The Stick of Truth”

Ubisoft's "South Park: The Stick of Truth" has failed to appease Australian game rates, who have reportedly censored the oft-delayed RPG.

Emerging reports suggest that the Australian Classification Board has nearly banned the game due to its controversial content. The ratings board is reportedly concerned over various scenes, including the one in which characters are examined in their nether regions by aliens.

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